FCI Terre Haute | Terre Haute Federal Prison

Federal Correctional Institution Terre Haute is a medium-security federal prison located in Terre Haute, Indiana. It is also known as FCI Terre Haute and Federal Correctional Complex Terre Haute. FCI Terre Haute Camp is next to the main institution. Both prisons house male inmates.

FCI Terre Haute Contact Information

Facility Address & Contact Information

Federal Correctional Institution Terre Haute
4200 Bureau Road North
Terre Haute, IN 47808

Phone: 812-238-1531
Fax: 812-238-3301
Email: [email protected]

BOP Website: Bureau of Prisons Page
Wikipedia: Wikipedia Page

Inmate Correspondence Address

FCI Terre Haute

Inmate Name and Registration Number
FCI Aliceville
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 33
Terre Haute, IN 47808

FCI Terre Haute Prison Camp

Inmate Name and Registration Number
FCI Aliceville
Satellite Prison Camp
P.O. Box 33
Terre Haute, IN 47808

How to Send Money

Sending funds to Terre Haute, Indiana, federal prisoners can be fulfilled via:

  • Western Union
  • Money Gram
  • National Lockbox in Des Moines, Iowa

All three methods are safe and secure, and funds will typically be available to the inmate within 24 hours.

Western Union is the most expensive option, but it is also the most convenient, as funds can be sent online or at any Western Union location. Money Gram is a cheaper option, but it requires that you either have an account with them or visit a Money Gram location in person. The National Lockbox is the most affordable option, but it can take several days for the funds to be processed and available to the inmate.

Whichever method you choose, include the inmate’s name and registration number to ensure that the funds are properly credited. And remember: Federal Correctional Complex Terre Haute inmates are not allowed to receive funds directly.

To discover more, read our article on sending money to federal offenders.

Federal Correctional Institution Terre Haute Inmate Information

Inmate Gender

Male Inmates

Prison Security Level

Facility Location

FCI Terre Haute is on Highway 63, 2 miles south of the City of Terre Haute, 70 miles west of Indianapolis on I-70.

BOP Region

North Central Region

BOP Institution Code

THA for FCI Terre Haute, THA for Federal Correctional Complex Terre Haute

Medical Care Level

Level 2/3. See our page on Medical Care Levels and Procedures for more information.

Mental Health Care Level

Level 3.

Judicial District

Southern District of Indiana

Population Number

FCI Terre Haute houses approximately 1,140 inmates. The camp houses around 190 inmates.

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FCI Terre Haute Prison Services Information

Background

Federal Correctional Institution Terre Haute is a medium-security federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana. It is part of the Federal Correctional Complex Terre Haute. Federal Correctional Institution Terre Haute Camp is adjacent to the main institution. Both FCI Terre Haute federal prisons house male inmates.

These facilities are different from USP Terre Haute, where the federal prison system’s death row is located. United States Penitentiary Terre Haute is the only federal death row. People familiar with the matter explain that the Department of Justice does not have any scheduled federal inmate executions.

Notable inmates include:

  • Earth Liberation Front member Daniel McGowan (served seven years for terrorism conspiracy)
  • Al-Quaeda supporter Rezwan Ferdaus (serving 17 years for terrorism conspiracy)
  • Al-Quaeda supporter Farooque Ahmed (serving 23 years for performing surveillance as part of a bombing plot)
  • Scientist and NASA consultant Stewart Nozette (serving a 13-year sentence for attempted espionage)
  • Former CIA counterintelligence agent
  • Aldrich Ames (serving a life sentence for espionage)
  • Peregrine Financial Group founder Russell Wasendorf (serving a 50-year sentence for embezzlement and mail fraud)

Media reports indicate that one prison guard was indicted for bribery, permitting escape, and smuggling contraband into the institution. Another guard was required to register as a sex offender after sexually assaulting an inmate.

Inmate Housing

Terre Haute federal prison inmates live in two-person cells. Inmates at the camp live in dormitories consisting of two-, eight-, and twelve-person rooms.

Health Services

Federal Correctional Complex Terre Haute offers inmates various health services, including:

  • Medical and Dental Sick Calls
  • Emergency Care
  • Medications
  • Annual and Bi-Annual Physical Examinations
  • Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Programs
  • Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Infectious Diseases

Inmates must submit a triage form to be evaluated by a healthcare provider. Emergency medical care is available 24 hours a day.

Psychology Services

All inmates at FCI Terre Haute are screened by Psychology Services staff within 14 days of admission. Psychology services are offered for behavioral and emotional problems. Inmates confined in special housing units are evaluated by a psychologist at least once per month.

There are many alternatives for inmates who have mental health problems and desire to correct them, including self-image groups and other voluntary groups. The facility also offers the STAGES Program for inmates with serious mental illness and personality disorders.

Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP)

FCI Terre Haute has the Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP). The Drug Education class, the Non-Residential Drug Abuse Program (NR-DAP), and Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) are also available.

FCI Terre Haute Educational, Library, and Recreation Offerings

Education Services

FCI Terre Haute provides GED and English-as-a-Second Language (ESL) programs. Parenting, release preparation, and Adult Continuing Education (ACE) programs are also available. High school diplomas and post-secondary degrees are available through paid correspondence programs.

Learn more about inmate education in the Federal Bureau of Prisons here.

Advanced Occupational Education

Terre Haute, Indiana federal prison does not offer any advanced occupational education programs.

Vocational Training

FCI Terre Haute offers Building Trades and Computers vocational training. The camp provides Diesel Mechanic and Computer Applications vocational training.

Apprenticeship

Terre Haute, Indiana prison offers apprenticeships in Baker, Barbering, Cook, Housekeeping, Office Manager, and Tutor. The camp provides Electronic Automotive, Fish Hatchery Worker, and Office Manager.

Library Services

The Federal Correctional Complex Terre Haute Reference Library provides nonfiction materials and reference books for inmates pursuing studies in specific areas. Fiction and nonfiction books, magazines, and newspapers are also available, as are CD players and DVD movies.

The inmate law libraries are in the Education Department library and the Special Housing Unit. They contain various legal reference materials for use in preparing legal papers. Most legal research is conducted via the TRULINCS Electronic Law Library computers. Typewriters and a copy machine are also available for inmate use.

UNICOR

The FCI Terre Haute and satellite camp UNICOR facilities handle fleet management and vehicle components.

Commissary

Terre Haute federal prison inmates may spend up to $360.00 per month in the prison commissary. Inmates can purchase items such as food, drinks, electronics, clothing, and shoes. It is customary for inmates to use a laundry bag to carry their purchases back to their housing unit. Inmates are only allowed to shop once a week on their designated shopping day.

Recreation Services

Recreation programs at FCI Terre Haute include indoor and outdoor activities. These range from individualized arts and crafts programs to intramural team sports, such as softball, basketball, and volleyball.

Physical fitness and weight reduction programs are also available. Hobbycraft programs include activities such as painting, leather, and art.

Inside, inmates have access to:

  • Basketball
  • Treadmills
  • Stationary Bikes
  • Ellipticals
  • Weights
  • Pool Tables
  • TVs
  • Band Room
  • Art Room

Outside, Terre Haute, Indiana, prison inmates have access to other recreation options, including:

  • Basketball
  • Weights
  • Miniature Golf
  • Softball
  • Soccer
  • Handball
  • Racquetball
  • Horseshoes
  • Walking Track

Visitation Information for FCI Terre Haute

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

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FCI Terre Haute Prison Culture Information

Prison Politics at Federal Correctional Institution Terre Haute

The Terre Haute, Indiana federal prison is a very political yard with a car requirement.

Level of Violence

This facility is extremely violent. According to inmate respondents, it is common to have several fights a day and weekly stabbings.

Vulnerable Populations

While some Terre Haute, Indiana prison inmates report that sex offenders, informants, and LGBT inmates cannot walk the yard, others say that LGBT inmates can stay if under the radar.

Good at FCI Terre Haute Indiana Prison

“Gofers that eat from your hand.” “Good cells, big chow hall.”

Bad at FCI Terre Haute Federal Prison

“People, politics, really old facility, no air conditioning, ‘shit hole.’” “Politics, racism.”

Other Inmate Comments

“Absolutely don’t go unless you are a solid white dude and like harder, political time.” “It’s a gang yard. If you’re not affiliated, don’t go.”

FCI Terre Haute in the News

In March 2017, Jeffrey E. Krueger, who was previously warden at Federal Prison Camp Duluth, Federal Correctional Institution Schuylkill, and Federal Correctional Institution Pekin, was named the warden of the Terre Haute Federal Correctional Complex.

Terre Haute Prison Camp in the News

In December 2017, Leon Perry III, the Reservation Patrol Officer at Federal Correctional Institution Terre Haute Camp, was charged with bribery, permitting escape, and smuggling contraband into the prison. He allowed prisoners to have sexual relations with women both inside and outside the prison.

In 2012, Lynsey Stangel, a guard at FCI Terre Haute Camp, will have to register as a sex offender after pleading guilty to having sex with a prisoner in a patrol car.

More Information About Federal Correctional Institution Terre Haute

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 Terre Haute, please buy a copy of the Directory of Federal Prisons: The Unofficial Guide to Bureau of Prisons Institutions by Christopher Zoukis.