Federal Correctional Institution Terre Haute | FCI Terre Haute

Federal Correctional Institution Terre Haute | FCI Terre HautePart of FCC Terre Haute facilities including USP Terre Haute and FCI Terre Haute with an adjacent minimum security satellite prison camp.
Facilities: FCI Terre Haute with an adjacent minimum security satellite prison camp.
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: THA/[email protected]
BOP Website: https://www.bop.gov/locations/institutions/tha/
Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_Correctional_Institution,_Terre_Haute
Inmate Correspondence Address
For FCI Terre Haute
Inmate Name and Registration Number
FCI Terre Haute
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 33
Terre Haute, IN 47808
For Satellite Prison Camp
Inmate Name and Registration Number
FCI Terre Haute
Satellite Prison Camp
P.O. Box 33
Terre Haute, IN 47808
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 Terre Haute is located on Highway 63, 2 miles south of the City of Terre Haute, which is 70 miles west of Indianapolis on I-70.
BOP Region: North Central Region (NCR)
BOP Institution Code: THA for FCI Terre Haute, THX for Terre Haute Federal Correctional Complex
Medical Care Level: Level 3. See our page on Medical Care Levels and Procedures for more information.
Judicial District: Southern District of Indiana
Population (as of Sept. 14, 2020): Main: 903; Camp: 210
Background: FCI Terre Haute is part of the Terre Haute Federal Correctional Complex (FCC). Notable inmates include Earth Liberation Front member Daniel McGowan (released in 2013 after serving 7 years for terrorism conspiracy), Al-Qaeda supporter Rezwan Ferdaus (serving a 17-year sentence for terrorism conspiracy), Al-Qaeda supporter Farooque Ahmed (serving a 23-year sentence 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), and Peregrine Financial Group founder Russell Wasendorf (serving a 50-year sentence for embezzlement and mail fraud).
Housing: Inmates are housed in cells. Inmates at the camp are housed in dormitories consisting of two, eight, and twelve-person rooms.
Health Services: Health services include medical and dental sick call, emergency care, medications, annual and bi-annual physical examinations, health promotions and disease prevention program, and diagnosis and treatment of chronic infectious diseases. In order to be evaluated by a health care provider, inmates must submit a triage form. 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, which include 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): Both FCI Terre Haute and the satellite camp house a Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP). The Drug Education class, the Non-Residential Drug Abuse Program (NR-DAP), and Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) are also available.
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 programs are available through paid correspondence programs.
Advanced Occupational Education: FCI Terre Haute does not offer any advanced occupational education programs.
Vocational Training: FCI Terre Haute offers Building Trades and Computers vocational training. The camp offers Diesel Mechanic and Computer Applications vocational training.
Apprenticeship: FCI Terre Haute offers apprenticeships in Baker, Barbering, Cook, Housekeeping, Office Manager, and Tutor. The camp offers Electronic Automotive, Fish Hatchery Worker, and Office Manager.
Library Services: The 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. The inmate law libraries are located in the Education Department library and in the Special Housing Unit. They contain a variety of legal reference materials for use in preparing legal papers. 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: Inmates are permitted to spend up to $360.00 per month in the commissary on 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.
Recreation Services: Recreation programs at FCI Terre Haute include indoor and outdoor activities, and 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.
Visitation Information: See our page on prisoner visitation rules for more information.
Direction to Prison:
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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.