Federal Correctional Institution Sheridan | FCI Sheridan

Federal Correctional Institution Sheridan | FCI SheridanFacilities: FCI Sheridan (including a detention center) and an adjacent minimum security satellite prison camp.
Facility Address & Contact Information
Federal Correctional Institution Sheridan
27072 Ballston Road
Sheridan, OR 97378
Phone: 503-843-4442
Fax: 503-843-3408
Email: SHE/[email protected]
BOP Website: https://www.bop.gov/locations/institutions/she/
Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_Correctional_Institution,_Sheridan
Inmate Correspondence Address
For FCI Sheridan and Detention Center
Inmate Name and Registration Number
FCI Sheridan
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 5000
Sheridan, OR 97378
For Satellite Prison Camp
Inmate Name and Registration Number
FCI Sheridan
Satellite Prison Camp
P.O. Box 6000
Sheridan, OR 97378
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: Medium; Camp: Minimum
Location: FCI Sheridan is located in northwestern Oregon, 90 minutes south of Portland, off Highway 18 on Ballston Road.
BOP Region: Western Region (WXR)
BOP Institution Code: SHE for FCI Sheridan
Medical Care Level: Level 2. See our page on Medical Care Levels and Procedures for more information.
Judicial District: District of Oregon
Population (as of Sept. 23, 2020): Main & Detention Center: 1,127; Camp: 398
Background: FCI Sheridan and the satellite camp were opened in 1989. The main prison also houses a detention center. This is the only federal prison in Oregon. The facility is designed in a style that resembles a college campus, with the concrete, two-story structures modeled after dormitories. Notable inmates include former FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitives Leslie Rogge (serving a 65-year sentence for bank robbery), Robert Gomez (serving a 21-year sentence for orchestrating the Miracle cars scam), and Earth Liberation Front member Tre Arrow (released in 2009 after serving 78 months for arson).
Housing: Inmates are housed in two-person cells. There are four housing units. Inmates at the camp are housed in dormitories, which are divided into four-person cubicles.
Health Services: Sick call, dental call, physical examinations, emergency care, medications, and testing for infectious diseases are available at all the facilities. Inmates are assigned to a specific health care provider who treats them for the duration of their stay. Emergency medical care is available 24 hours a day.
Psychology Services: A psychologist is available at all facilities to diagnose, provide therapy services, and evaluate prisoners. Regular group therapy classes include anger management, stress management, HIV/AIDS awareness, and criminal thinking.
Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP): Both FCI Sheridan and the camp offer a Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP). Drug Education programs, the Non-Residential Drug Abuse Program (NR-DAP), and Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) are also available.
Education Services: FCI Sheridan provides GED and English-as-a-Second Language (ESL) programs to inmates. Parenting and Adult Continuing Education (ACE) programs are also available. High school diplomas and post-secondary programs are available through paid correspondence programs.
Advanced Occupational Education: FCI Sheridan and the camp offer advanced occupational education programs in Basic Woodworking, Building Trades, Desktop Publisher, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Word 2, and Quickbooks. The camp also offers Computer-Aided Design and Landscape Design.
Vocational Training: FCI Sheridan and the camp offer vocational training in Google Sketchup, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint/Publisher, Microsoft Word, Personal Fitness Trainer, and Quickbooks. The camp also offers vocational training in Basic Horticulture and Pesticide Applications.
Apprenticeship: FCI Sheridan offers apprenticeships in Baking, Barber, Building Maintenance, Cabinet Worker, Call Center Clerk, Cook, Landscape Management Technician, Office Management Clerk, Plumber, Sanitation Technician, Solar Technician, and Wood Turning Lathe Operator. The camp offers apprenticeships in Career Clerk, Dental Assistant, Farmworker, and Landscape Technician. Both facilities offer apprenticeships in Electrical, HVAC, Personal Fitness Trainer, and Teacher Aide.
Library Services: A leisure and law library at FCI Sheridan are available for inmate use. The leisure library offers fiction and nonfiction books, magazines, and newspapers. The law library contains a variety of legal reference materials for use in preparing legal papers. Reference materials include the United States Code Annotated, Federal Reporter, Supreme Court Reporter, Bureau of Prisons program statements, institution supplements, indexes, and other legal materials. Most of these are available on the TRULINCS Electronic Law Library. The law library also houses typewriters and a copy machine.
UNICOR: The FCI Sheridan UNICOR facility produces electronics and plastics. The camp does not house a UNICOR facility.
Commissary: The Commissary Card is also an identification card. If an inmate leaves the housing unit, they must have the Commissary/I.D. Card in their possession. The monthly spending limit is $360. Inmates can purchase a wide variety of items from the commissary. Inmates can only shop once a week in the commissary on their designated shopping day.
Recreation Services: A wide variety of recreational activities are offered at FCI Sheridan. Sports and games are offered, including softball, flag football, soccer, volleyball, handball, racquetball, and basketball. Fitness equipment, a hobby shop, and a central Recreation Area with ping pong tables, exercise equipment, and band room are also available at FCI Sheridan and the camp. In the main prison, games (e.g. dominoes) are on the unit, and there is also an Inmate Photo Program.
Visitation Information: See our page on prisoner visitation rules for more information.
Directions to Prison:
A Google Maps image of FCI Sheridan federal prison in Oregon
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 Sheridan, please buy a copy of the Directory of Federal Prisons: The Unofficial Guide to Bureau of Prisons Institutions by Christopher Zoukis.