FCI Tucson | Tucson Federal Prison

Federal Correctional Institution Tucson is a medium-security federal prison located in Tucson, Arizona. It is also known as FCI Tucson, FCC Tucson, and the federal prison in Tucson, AZ. The facility houses male inmates.

FCI Tucson Contact Information

Facility Address & Contact Information

Federal Correctional Institution Tucson
8901 S. Wilmont Road
Tucson, AZ 85756

Phone: 520-574-7100
Fax: 520-663-4406
Email: [email protected]

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Inmate Correspondence Address

FCI Tucson

Inmate Name and Registration Number
FCI Tucson
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 23811
Tucson
, AZ 85734

How to Send Money

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

Federal Correctional Institution Tucson Inmate Information

Inmate Gender

Male Inmates

Prison Security Level

Medium-Security Federal Prison

Facility Location

FCI Tucson is located in southern Arizona, 10 miles southeast of Tucson, near I-10 and Wilmot Road.

BOP Region

Western Region

BOP Institution Code

TCN for FCI Tucson, TCX for Tucson Federal Correctional Complex

Medical Care Level

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

Mental Health Care Level

Level 3.

Judicial District

District of Arizona

Population Number

FCI Tucson houses approximately 235 inmates.

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FCI Tucson Prison Services Information

Background

Federal Correctional Institution Tucson is a medium-security federal prison in Tucson, Arizona, which houses male inmates. It was opened in 1982 and is part of the Tucson Federal Correctional Complex. FCI Tucson includes a detention center that houses male and female detainees.

Notable inmates include Charles Keating (served five years for bankruptcy and wire fraud), and Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif (serving 18 years for conspiracy to murder U.S. officers).

Media reports indicate that at least three inmates have escaped from the camp.

Inmate Housing

Inmates are housed in two and four-person cells.

Health Services

Sick call, dental care, medication, physical examinations, eyeglasses, and emergency medical care are all available to inmates at FCI Tucson. Inmates are assigned to a specific health care provider who treats them for the duration of their stay. Inmates must submit a sick call form in order to be evaluated for routine health care needs. Emergency care is available 24 hours a day.

Psychology Services

The FCI Tucson Psychology Services Department provides screening, assessment, and treatment of mental health conditions, individual and group counseling, psycho-educational classes, self-help and supportive services, and referral to Health Services for medical treatment of a mental illness. Available groups include anger management and stress management. Notices of upcoming treatment offerings are posted in inmate housing units.

Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP)

FCI Tucson does not offer the Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP), but referrals can be made to institutions that do provide RDAP. The facility provides other drug abuse programs, a Drug Abuse Education Course, the Non-Residential Drug Abuse Program (NR-DAP), Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), and Narcotics Anonymous (NA).

FCI Tucson Educational, Library, and Recreation Offerings

Education Services

FCI Tucson offers GED and English-as-a-Second Language (ESL). Inmates who do not possess a GED or high school diploma are required to attend educational programming. Inmate Performance Pay is regulated by the inmate’s level of education. Those not having a verified GED/High School Diploma are restricted to Grade 4 compensation for their inmate work assignment. INEA-Mexican High School Diploma Program students can have concurrent enrollment in GED literacy and in INEA-Mexican High School Diploma Program. The Mexican Consulate offers certificates in primary and secondary education through the Education Department. The Mexican curriculum is a voluntary program open to any student wishing to receive accreditation from the Mexican Government in either program. The Education Department offers a variety of re-entry classes to assist inmates in making a productive reintegration into society. High school diplomas and post-secondary degrees are available through paid correspondence programs. Inmates can also earn a business certificate from Pima Community College.

Advanced Occupational Education

FCI Tucson offers advanced occupational education in Custodial Maintenance, Basic & Advanced Baking, Serve Safe, NRAEF, and Business & Accounting.

Vocational Training

FCI Tucson offers vocational training programs in Electrical, HVAC, Plumbing, and Cooking/Baking.

Apprenticeship

FCI Tucson offers apprenticeships in Cook, Electrician, HVAC, Pastry Cook, and Plumber.

Library Services

FCI Tucson provides leisure and law libraries to inmates at both facilities. The leisure library contains newspapers, magazines, reference materials, and general circulation books. Inmates may check out fiction or nonfiction books for 14 days. The law library provides inmates with access to the TRULINCS Electronic Law Library, typewriters, and a copy machine.

UNICOR

The FCI Tucson UNICOR facility handles recycling activities.

Commissary

Inmates are allowed to spend up to $360.00 per month on items such as snacks, food, ice cream, radios, MP3 players, sodas, and more. Inmates can shop once a week on their designated shopping day. Postage stamps, copy cards, and over-the-counter medications do not count against the spending limitation.

Recreation Services

FCI Tucson provides inmates the opportunity to engage in both indoor and outdoor recreation. Inside, inmates can play music, cards, and board games. Inmates can also paint, draw, and engage in other art and craft activities. Outside, inmates can exercise, run the tracks, play sports, and socialize. Popular sports include football, basketball, soccer, and softball. A weight pile is also available.

Visitation Information for FCI Tucson

On Sunday and Saturday visitation is held between 8:15 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. On federal holidays visitation is held between 8:15 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. See our page on prisoner visitation rules for more information.

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FCI Tucson in the News

In February 2019, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a drone restriction over FCI Tucson. Per the order, drones may not be flown within 400 lateral feet of the facility.

In March 2004, USP Atwater UNICOR Safety Manager LeRoy Smith was transferred to FCI Tucson following going public about dangerous conditions in the facility’s recycling plant. He subsequently filed a whistleblower retaliation complaint against the Bureau of Prisons.

More Information About Federal Correctional Institution Tucson

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