Federal Correctional Institution Talladega | FCI Talladega

Federal Correctional Institution Talladega | FCI TalladegaFacilities: FCI Talladega with an adjacent minimum security satellite prison camp.
Facility Address & Contact Information
Federal Correctional Institution Talladega
565 E. Renfroe Road
Talladega, AL 35160
Phone: 256-315-4100
Fax: 256-315-4495
Email: TDG/[email protected]
BOP Website: https://www.bop.gov/locations/institutions/tdg/
Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_Correctional_Institution,_Talladega
Inmate Correspondence Address
For FCI Talladega
Inmate Name and Registration Number
FCI Talladega
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 1000
Talladega, AL 35160
For Satellite Prison Camp
Inmate Name and Registration Number
FCI Talladega
Satellite Prison Camp
P.O. Box 2000
Talladega, AL 35160
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: Medium; Camp: Minimum
Location: FCI Talladega is located in northeast Alabama, 50 miles east of Birmingham, 100 miles west of Atlanta, Georgia; off the 275 bypass on Renfroe Road.
BOP Region: Southeast Region (SER)
BOP Institution Code: TDG for FCI Talladega
Medical Care: Level 2. See our page on Medical Care Levels and Procedures for more information.
Judicial District: Northern District of Alabama
Population (as of Sept. 23, 2020): Main 823; Camp: 89
Background: FCI Talladega was opened in 1979. The camp was opened in 1989. A notable incident includes a 1991 riot started by 121 Cuban inmates capturing hostages in a 10-day stand-off, in order to block their deportation back to Cuba. Approximately 200 specially trained agents converged on the cell building and used explosives to break open doors after hearing several loud explosions inside the section of the prison where the hostages were being held. All hostages were rescued, and all 121 inmates were taken into custody.
Housing: Inmates are housed in five different housing units in one or two-person cells. Inmates at the camp are housed in dormitories which are divided into two-person cells.
Health Services: Intake screening, routine medical and dental care, emergency medical care, physical examinations, and medications are available to the inmate population. Inmates must submit a sick call form in order to be evaluated for routine care needs. Emergency medical care is available 24 hours a day.
Psychology Services: Psychological services include crisis counseling, suicide prevention, and individual and group counseling. Groups tend to include anger management, HIV/AIDS Awareness, and criminal thinking. Inmates can request program placement through the submission of an Inmate Request to Staff.
Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP): FCI Talladega does not house a Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP). The camp does house a Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP). Both facilities offer the Drug Education class, the Non-Residential Drug Abuse Program (NR-DAP), and Alcoholics Anonymous (AA).
Education Services: FCI Talladega provides literacy, GED, and English-as-a-Second Language (ESL) programs. Adult Continuing Education (ACE) classes taught by fellow inmates on a wide variety of topics and parenting programs are also available. High school diplomas and post-secondary programs are available through paid correspondence programs.
Advanced Occupational Education: FCI Talladega offers Electrical 1 & 2, Forklift, HVAC 2, Job Readiness, Mason 1, 2, & 3, NCEER Core, Office Technology, ServSafe, and Welding.
Vocational Training: FCI Talladega does not offer any vocational training aside from its advanced occupational education programs. The camp offers vocational training in ServSafe, Carpentry 1 & 2, and Forklift.
Apprenticeship: FCI Talladega offers apprenticeships in the following occupations: Baker, Barber, Carpentry, Cook, Dental Assistant, Electrician, HVAC, Landscape Tech, Masonry, Painter, Plumber, Quality Assurance, Sheet Metal, Teacher’s Aide, and Welding.
Library Services: A leisure and law library are available to inmates in the general population. The leisure library offers newspapers, fiction and nonfiction books, and magazines. The law library has the TRULINCS Electronic Law Library, a copy machine, and electric typewriters.
UNICOR: The FCI Talladega UNICOR facility produces furniture.
Commissary: Inmates are permitted to spend up to $360.00 per month on a wide variety of items. Such items include ice cream, radios, MP3 players, food, clothing, and more. Inmates are allowed to shop once a week on their designated shopping day.
Recreation Services: FCI Talladega and the camp offer indoor and outdoor recreational activities, including a hobby craft program, leisure and fitness programs, intramural sports, and a music program. The Recreation Department is open seven days a week.
Visitation Information: See our page on prisoner visitation rules for more information.
Directions to Prison:
A Google Maps image of FCI Talladega federal prison in Alabama
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 Talladega, please buy a copy of the Directory of Federal Prisons: The Unofficial Guide to Bureau of Prisons Institutions by Christopher Zoukis.