Federal Correctional Institution Fort Dix | FCI Fort Dix

Federal Correctional Institution Fort Dix | FCI Fort DixFacilities: FCI Fort Dix with an adjacent minimum security satellite prison camp.
Facility Address & Contact Information
Federal Correctional Institution Fort Dix
5756 Hartford & Pointville Road
Fort Dix, NJ 08640
Phone: 609-723-1100
Fax: 609-724-7557
Email: FTD/[email protected]
BOP website: https://www.bop.gov/locations/institutions/ftd/
Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_Correctional_Institution,_Fort_Dix
Inmate Correspondence Address
For FCI Dix
Inmate Name and Registration Number
FCI Fort Dix
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 2000
Fort Dix, NJ 08640
For Satellite Prison Camp
Inmate Name and Registration Number
FCI Fort Dix
Satellite Prison Camp
P.O. Box 2000
Fort Dix, NJ 08640
NOTE: Funds cannot be sent directly to federal inmates. See our page on sending money to federal prisoners for more information.
Sex: Male
Security Level: Main: Low; Camp: Minimum
Location: FCI Fort Dix is located in central New Jersey, approximately 45 minutes east of Philadelphia, off Route 68.
BOP Region: Northeast Region (NER)
BOP Institution Code: FTD for FCI Fort Dix
Medical Care Level: Level 2. See our page on Medical Care Levels and Procedures for more information.
Judicial District: District of New Jersey
Population (as of Sept. 23, 2020): Main: 2,389; Camp: 171
Background: FCI Fort Dix was opened in 1992. It is the largest single federal prison in the United States by the number of inmates. In 2010 a joint FBI and Federal Bureau of Prisons investigation found that inmate Dimorio McDowell was operating a major identity theft ring from the prison, along with 8 co-conspirators (sentenced to an additional 14 years in prison and is now incarcerated at FCI Terre Haute). Notable inmates include FBI 10 Most Wanted fugitive Richard Goldberg (captured in 2007 and serving 20 years for producing child pornography), drug trafficker George Jung (released in 2014 after serving 19 years), and former mayor of Providence, RI, Buddy Cianci (released in 2007 after serving 4 years for racketeering).  
Housing: Inmates are housed in 12-person pods with no bars, towers, or locks on the rooms. The camp has dormitory-style housing and has no locks on the cells.
Health Services: Health services include sick call, dental call, emergency medical services, medications, eye examinations, eyeglasses, physical examinations, preventive health care services, and diagnosis and treatment of chronic infectious diseases. Inmates at FCI Fort Dix can request medical care by submitting a triage form. Emergency care, which is available 24 hours a day, can be obtained by approaching any staff member and asking for assistance.
Psychology Services: Screening of each new inmate, individual counseling, and group services are available to inmates. Classes are also offered at various times throughout the year, including Criminal Thinking Errors, anger management, HIV/AIDS Awareness, and others. Psychology staff post notices of upcoming treatment programs.
Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP): FCI Fort Dix houses a Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP). The camp does not house a Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP). Both facilities offer a Drug Abuse Education class, the Non-Residential Drug Abuse Program (NR-DAP), Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) groups.
Education Services: FCI Fort Dix and the camp provide GED, English-as-a-Second Language (ESL), and parenting programs. Adult Continuing Education (ACE) classes are also available. High school diplomas and post-secondary programs are available through paid correspondence programs.
Advanced Occupational Education: FCI Fort Dix offers advanced occupational education in Commercial Driver’s License.
Vocational Training: FCI Fort Dix offers vocational training in Computers, Electrical (Advanced), Electrical (Basic Level), Horticulture, Hydroponic, Woodworking, and House Framing. The camp also offers vocational training in Turf Science and Floor Covering and Installation.
Apprenticeship: FCI Fort Dix offers apprenticeships in Alteration Tailor, Building Maintenance Repairer, Cook, HVAC, Industrial Housekeeping, Office Manager, Quality Control, and Teacher’s Aide. The camp offers apprenticeships in Horticulturist and Landscaping.
Library Services: The leisure library and law library are open seven days a week. Legal and reference books are for inmates’ reference and may not be removed from the law library for any reason. Most legal research is conducted on the TRULINCS Electronic Law Library. In the leisure library, inmates can check out magazines, newspapers, and fiction and nonfiction books.
UNICOR: The FCI Fort Dix UNICOR facility handles recycling activities, services, and the production of clothing and textiles. The camp does not house a UNICOR facility.
Commissary: Inmates are permitted to spend up to $360.00 each month at the commissary on items such as food, drinks, clothing, radios, MP3 players, and shoes. Copy cards, postage stamps, and over-the-counter medications do not count against this spending limit. Depending on their registration number, inmates are assigned a specific day of the week to shop.
Recreation Services: Fort Dix FCI offers both indoor and outdoor recreation areas. Indoor areas include a gymnasium, weight lifting rooms, stationary bicycles, and exercise areas, and music rooms. Unit-based recreation provides tables games and pool tables in all community units. The outdoor recreation area consists of a softball field, soccer/football field, handball/racquetball courts, horseshoe pits, volleyball courts, and bocce ball lanes. The hobby craft program includes art activities (e.g., pencil drawing, pastel work to acrylic, oil painting), music, and leathercraft. The music program offers instructional and practical lessons in piano and guitar and a music room. The outside recreation yard is open yearly. Intramural sports programs include basketball, soccer, volleyball, and softball.
Visitation Information: See our page on prisoner visitation rules for more information.
Directions to Prison:
A Google Maps image of FCI Fort Dix federal prison in New Jersey
For a comprehensive look at life in federal prison, pick up a copy of Christopher Zoukis’ Federal Prison Handbook: The Definitive Guide to Surviving the Federal Bureau of Prisons. For more detailed information about FCI Fort Dix, please buy a copy of the Directory of Federal Prisons: The Unofficial Guide to Bureau of Prisons Institutions by Christopher Zoukis.