Federal Correctional Institution Miami | FCI Miami

Federal Correctional Institution Miami | FCI MiamiFacilities: FCI Miami with an adjacent minimum security satellite prison camp.
Facility Address & Contact Information
Federal Correctional Institution Miami
15801 S.W. 137th Avenue
Miami, FL 33177
Phone: 305-259-2100
Fax: 305-259-2160
Email: MIA/[email protected]
BOP Website: https://www.bop.gov/locations/institutions/mia/
Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_Correctional_Institution,_Miami
Inmate Correspondence Address
For FCI Miami
Inmate Name and Registration Number
FCI Miami
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 779800
Miami, FL 33177
For Satellite Prison Camp
Inmate Name and Registration Number
FCI Miami
Satellite Prison Camp
P.O. Box 779800
Miami, FL 33177
NOTE: Funds cannot be sent directly to inmates. See our page on sending money to federal prisoners for more information.
Sex: Male
Security Level: Main: Low; Camp: Minimum
Location: FCI Miami is located in southwest Dade County, 30 miles from downtown Miami, off the Florida Turnpike (Homestead Extension, 152nd Street exit), 2.5 miles to 137th Street South.
BOP Region: Southeast Region (SER)
BOP Institution Code: MIA for FCI Miami
Medical Care: Level 2. See our page on Medical Care Levels and Procedures for more information.
Judicial District: Southern District of Florida
Population (as of Sept. 23, 2020): Main: 784; Camp: 188
Background: FCI Miami was opened in 1976. The camp was opened in 1992 and provides support services for FCI Miami. The prison originally housed refugees from Cuba, many of which had criminal records. In 1980 during the Mariel Boatlift, over 100,000 refugees were housed in FCI Miami. Notable inmate Lou Pearlman, a well-known music producer/manager who made Backstreet Boys and N’SYNC famous, was sentenced to 25 years for orchestrating a Ponzi scheme which caused investors to lose $200 million. He died in 2016 while serving his sentence.
Housing: Inmates are housed in two-person cells. Inmates at the camp are housed in dormitories, which are divided into two-person cubicles.
Health Services: FCI Miami provides sick call, physical examinations, prescription medication, dental and eye care, and HIV, TB, and Hepatitis testing. While emergency care is available 24 hours a day, inmates must submit a sick call request in order to be evaluated for routine care needs.
Psychology Services: FCI Miami provides psychological evaluations, provide crisis consultation, make referrals to Health Services, and offer individual and group counseling services in English and Spanish. Psychology Services staff post notices of upcoming treatment offerings in inmate housing units. Inmates must submit a request to staff or visit the open house in order to request program placement.
Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP): FCI Miami and the camp house a Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP). Drug abuse programming, including a Drug Abuse Education Course and the Non-Residential Drug Abuse Treatment Program (NR-DAP) are also available.
Education Services: FCI Miami provides literacy, GED, GED prep, and English-as-a-Second Language (ESL) programs. An incentive award of $5 is given to an inmate who completes the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE), while $25 is awarded to those who pass the GED or ESL examinations. Also offered are courses on parenting, janitorial, Pre-Release Preparation, college, and other correspondence courses. High school diplomas and post-secondary programs are available through paid correspondence programs.
Advanced Occupational Education: FCI Miami offers advanced occupational education in Custodial Maintenance and HVAC-1.
Vocational Training: FCI Miami offers vocational training in Drafting in the main building.
Apprenticeship: FCI Miami and the camp offer apprenticeships in Electrical and HVAC. The main building also offers a Plumbing apprenticeship.
Library Services: FCI Miami provides a leisure library and a media lab. Inmates can check out newspapers, magazines, and books. Inmates are provided access to legal materials and an opportunity to prepare legal documents through the use of the TRULINCS Electronic Law Library. A copying machine is available to reproduce materials needed for research. Electric typewriters are also available for inmate use.
UNICOR: The FCI Miami UNICOR facility produces clothing and textiles.
Commissary:  Inmates who have funds posted in their commissary account are permitted to spend up to $360.00 monthly for a variety of commissary items. Stamps and over-the-counter (OTC) medical items are not counted against the monthly spending limit. Each inmate must have an identification card to shop. Inmates must carry their I.D. card at all times. Inmates may check their account balance using the TRULINCS computers located in the housing units. PIN numbers can be obtained in the Business Office, Inmate’s Account Section, on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:00 A.M. to noon. Account balances can also be obtained via the inmate telephone system.
Recreation Services: FCI Miami provides a recreation yard, as well as structured and unstructured recreational activities. The yard allows for recreational and group exercises and sports. Inmates are also allowed to participate in a wide variety of art and hobby craft activities.
Visitation Information: See our page on prisoner visitation rules for more information.
Directions to Prison:
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 Miami, please buy a copy of the Directory of Federal Prisons: The Unofficial Guide to Bureau of Prisons Institutions by Christopher Zoukis.