FCI Sheridan | Sheridan Federal Prison | Sheridan Correctional Center

Federal Correctional Institution Sheridan is a medium-security federal prison located in Sheridan, Oregon. It is also known as FCI Sheridan, Sheridan Correctional Center, and Sheridan Correctional Facility. The facility houses male inmates. FCI Sheridan Camp is located adjacent to the main institution. Male inmates are also housed at the camp.

FCI Sheridan Contact Information

Facility Address & Contact Information

Federal Correctional Institution Sheridan
27072 Ballston Road
Sheridan, OR 97378

Phone: 503-843-4442
Fax: 503-843-6645
Email: [email protected]

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Inmate Correspondence Address

FCI Sheridan

Inmate Name and Registration Number
FCI Sheridan
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 5000
Sheridan, OR 97378

FCI Sheridan Prison Camp

Inmate Name and Registration Number
FCI Sheridan
Camp
Satellite Prison Camp
P.O. Box 6000
Sheridan, OR 97378

How to Send Money

Funds cannot be sent directly to inmates. See our page on sending money to federal prisoners.

Federal Correctional Institution Sheridan Inmate Information

Inmate Gender

Male Inmates

Prison Security Level

Facility Location

FCI Sheridan is located in northwestern Oregon, 90 minutes south of Portland, off Highway 18 on Ballston Road.

BOP Region

Western Region

BOP Institution Code

SHE for FCI Sheridan

Medical Care Level

Level 2. See our page on Medical Care Levels and Procedures for more information.

Mental Health Care Level

Level 2.

Judicial District

District of Oregon

Population Number

FCI Sheridan houses approximately 1,230 inmates. The camp houses around 340 inmates.

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FCI Sheridan Prison Services Information

Background

Federal Correctional Institution Sheridan is a medium-security federal prison in Sheridan, Oregon, which houses male inmates. It was opened in 1989. Federal Correctional Institution Sheridan Camp, which also houses male inmates, was opened in 1989 and is located adjacent to the main institution.

FCI Sheridan also includes a detention center. This is the only federal prison in Oregon. The facility is designed in a style that resembles a college campus, with concrete, two-story structures modeled after dormitories.

Notable inmates include former FBI-Ten-Most-Wanted fugitive Leslie Rogge (serving a 65-year sentence for bank robbery), Robert Gomez (serving 21 years for orchestrating the Miracle cars scam), and Earth Liberation Front member Tre Arrow (served 78 months for arson).

Media reports indicate that there has been one inmate murdered, five prisoners indicted for assaults, two guards stabbed, one inmate charged with money laundering, one guard indicted for smuggling drugs into the prison, and one guard indicted for kidnapping, raping, and

choking a woman while off-duty. Additionally, news reports state that a large fight occurred at the camp in 2014.

In 2012, CNBC named FCI Sheridan one of the 12 best federal prisons in which to do time. In 2009, Forbes magazine named the facility one of the ten cushiest federal prisons in America. And in 2005, The Kansas City Star named the institution one of the five best federal prisons for white-collar offenders.

Inmate 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 care, physical examinations, emergency care, medications, and testing for infectious diseases are available. 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 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 the Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP). Drug Education programs, the Non-Residential Drug Abuse Program (NR-DAP), and Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) are also available.

FCI Sheridan Educational, Library, and Recreation Offerings

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 degrees are available through paid correspondence programs. At FDC Sheridan, inmates can complete educational packets on topics such as anger management, math, government, poetry, and others.

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

Both a leisure and law library 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 have 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, which is further restricted to $180 every two weeks. 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, bocce ball, horseshoes, volleyball, handball, racquetball, and basketball. Fitness equipment (e.g., ellipticals, treadmills, and stationary bikes), a hobby shop, and a central Recreation Area with ping pong tables, exercise equipment, and a band room are also available. In the main prison, games (e.g. dominoes) are on the unit, and there is also an Inmate Photo Program. There is also a track. Inmates at FDC Sheridan have access to a small outdoor area for one hour each day.

Visitation Information for FCI Sheridan

On Sunday, Friday, and Saturday visitation is held between 8:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. On federal holidays visitation is held between 8:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. See our page on prisoner visitation rules for more information.

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FCI Sheridan Prison Culture Information

Prison Politics at Federal Correctional Institution Sheridan

This is a somewhat political yard.

Level of Violence

There is minimal violence at this prison. According to one respondent, “You have tough guys everywhere.”

Vulnerable Populations

While some respondents stated that sex offenders and informants can’t stay, others said that both groups, as well as LGBT inmates, could stay. According to one inmate, “In the FDC, sex offenders, informants, LGBT inmates, and check-ins can walk in the J1 dorm.” One respondent stated that in both the FCI and FDC that sex offenders sometimes pay the racial group’s shot callers in order to stay.

Good at FCI Sheridan

“Good college campus atmosphere, very nicely appointed cells, and trees.” “Nice yard.” “Skylights in the day room.”

Bad at FCI Sheridan

“Nothing is good about any prison. Life stops for most locked up.”

Other Inmate Comments

“I would endorse it.”

FCI Sheridan in the News

In June 2018, District Judge Michael Simon approved an emergency temporary restraining order against Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Bureau of Prisons after more than 100 immigration detainees at Federal Correctional Institution Sheridan were refused access to legal counsel in violation of their constitutional due process rights.

In July 2017, Shannon Jones, who pleaded guilty to defrauding 43 people out of $1.4 million, reported to FCI Sheridan to begin his two-and-a-half-year sentence.

In 2017, Emanuel Astacio-Arriagathe, a known Puerto Rican Netas gang member, was sentenced to 26 years and eight months in prison for the murder of Hector Orlando Salgado- Valderrama. In 2014, while a prisoner at FCI Sheridan, Astacio-Arriagathe had beat Salgado- Valderrama to death with a mop handle. When the mop handle broke, Astacio-Arriagathe kicked Salgado-Valderrama in the head while wearing his steel-toed work boots.

In June 2016, Victor Alas-Felix, a prisoner at FCI Sheridan who participated in a gang-related assault in May 2015, was sentenced to 40 months in prison.

In May 2015, four prisoners at FCI Sheridan — Jose Carlos Acosta Jr., Omar Mendoza, Javier Rodriguez Tijerina Jr., and Victor Alas-Felix — punched and kicked an unnamed prisoner unconscious, then attacked him again after he regained consciousness and tried to leave.

In October 2014, Sajoh C. Yates, a prisoner at FCI Sheridan who was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia, attacked and slashed the faces of two guards with a razor and was subsequently sent back to Federal Medical Center Springfield.

In January 2011, Harold James Nicholson, who was serving a 283-month sentence at FCI Sheridan for espionage, was sentenced to an additional eight years for conspiring to launder money while in prison.

In March 2008, James Rolan, a guard at FCI Sheridan, was sentenced to two years in prison for possession of heroin with intent to distribute by smuggling it into the prison.

In April 2005, Robert Stamper, a guard at FCI Sheridan, was sentenced to 61 years in state prison after being convicted of kidnapping an 18-year-old woman at gunpoint, raping her, choking her unconscious, and leaving her for dead.

FCI Sheridan in the News

In September 2014, a fight broke out among a group of prisoners at FCI Sheridan Camp.

More Information About Federal Correctional Institution Sheridan

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.