Federal Correctional Institution Victorville Medium 2 is a medium-security federal prison located in Victorville, California. It is also known as FCI Victorville Medium 2, FCC Victorville, and FCI Victorville ii. The facility houses male inmates. FCI Victorville Camp is located adjacent to the main institution. Female inmates are housed at the camp.
Table of contents
- FCI Victorville Medium 2 Contact Information
- Federal Correctional Institution Victorville Medium 2 Inmate Information
- FCI Victorville Medium 2 Prison Services Information
- FCI Victorville Medium 2 Educational, Library, and Recreation Offerings
- Visitation Information for FCI Victorville Medium 2
- FCI Victorville Medium 2 Prison Culture Information
- FCI Victorville Medium 2 in the News
- FCI Victorville Camp in the News
- More Information About Federal Correctional Institution Victorville Medium 2
FCI Victorville Medium 2 Contact Information
Facility Address & Contact Information
Federal Correctional Institution Victorville Medium 2
13777 Air Expressway Boulevard
Victorville, CA 92394
Email: [email protected]
Inmate Correspondence Address
FCI Victorville Medium 2
Inmate Name and Registration Number
FCI Victorville Medium 2
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 3850
Adelanto, CA 92301
Victorville Prison Camp
Inmate Name and Registration Number
FCI Victorville Camp
Satellite Prison Camp
P.O. Box 5300
Adelanto, CA 92301
How to Send Money
Funds cannot be sent directly to inmates. See our page on sending money to federal prisoners.
Federal Correctional Institution Victorville Medium 2 Inmate Information
- FCI: Male Inmates
- Camp: Female Inmates
Prison Security Level
FCI Victorville Medium 2 is located in San Bernardino County, approximately 85 miles northwest of Los Angeles, on Interstate 15.
BOP Institution Code
VMM for FCI Victorville Medium 2, VIX for Victorville Federal Correctional Complex
Medical Care Level
Level 2. See our page on Medical Care Levels and Procedures for more information.
Mental Health Care Level
Central District of California
FCI Victorville Medium 2 houses approximately 1,265 inmates. The camp houses around 250 inmates.
FCI Victorville Medium 2 Prison Services Information
Federal Correctional Institution Victorville Medium 2 is a medium-security federal prison in Victorville, California, which houses male inmates. It was opened in 2004 and is part of the Victorville Federal Correctional Complex. Federal Correctional Institution Victorville Camp, which houses female inmates, was opened in 2004 and is located adjacent to the main institution.
Notable inmates include Mohamed Osman Mohamud (serving 30 years for attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction), and former leader of the now-defunct Sonora Cartel Miguel Caro-Quintero (serving 17 years for drug trafficking). Reality TV star Abby Lee Miller (convicted of bankruptcy fraud), and president of Discovery Home Builders Ayman Shahid
who (sentenced to 46 months for mortgage fraud, wire fraud, and bank fraud) were both housed at the camp.
Media reports indicate that at least three guards have been assaulted by inmates and that several prisoners have been indicted for assaults on fellow prisoners. Additionally, one inmate had to be transported to a local hospital following a disturbance which resulted in the prison being locked down. At least one guard has been indicted for sexually assaulting two female prisoners at the camp.
Inmates are housed in two-, three-, and four-person cells. Those in the BRAVE program are housed in one- and two-person cells. There is a total of 12 housing units. Inmates in the camp are housed in dormitories, which are divided into two-person cubicles.
Emergency medical care, sick call, physical examinations, annual TB testing, medication, dental services, and eyeglasses are all provided at FCI Victorville Medium 2. Inmates must submit a triage form in order to be evaluated for routine care concerns. Emergency medical care is available 24 hours a day by approaching any staff member.
Intake screening is provided for each inmate upon arrival at FCI Victorville Medium 2. Inmates can also speak with a psychologist briefly during open house hours or at mainline. Psychologists conduct various groups and workshops for inmates. These tend to include stress management and anger management. A self-help library is available. Suicide and other crisis counseling are available 24 hours a day if an emergency exists. The camp offers the STAGES Program for inmates with serious mental illness and personality disorders.
Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP)
FCI Victorville Medium 2 does not offer the Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP), but referrals can be made to institutions that do provide RDAP. The institution offers Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Narcotics Anonymous (NA), a Drug Education class, and the Non-Residential Drug Abuse Program (NR-DAP).
FCI Victorville Medium 2 Educational, Library, and Recreation Offerings
FCI Victorville Medium 2 offers literacy, GED, and English as-a-Second Language (ESL) programs to inmates. Both parenting and Adult Continuing Education (ACE) programs are also available. Coastline Community College enables inmates to obtain an associate’s degree in either liberal arts or specialized business. High school diplomas and post-secondary degrees are available through paid correspondence programs.
Advanced Occupational Education
FCI Victorville Medium 2 offers advanced occupational education in Automotive Service Excellence, Bicycle Repair, Horticulture, Microsoft Office 2010, Recycling/Solid Waste Management, ServSafe, and Solar Panel Installation. The camp offers Automotive Service Excellence, Horticulture, Microsoft Office 2010, Recycling/Solid Waste Management, ServSafe, and Wheelchair Repair.
FCI Victorville Medium 2 does not offer any vocational training programs.
FCI Victorville Medium 2 offers apprenticeships in Plumbing and HVAC. The camp offers an apprenticeship in Dental Assistant.
A leisure and law library is available for the inmate population. Inmates can check out a wide variety of books, magazines, and newspapers. Books can be checked out for two weeks at a time. A DVD movie program is also available. Inmates are provided access to legal materials and an opportunity to prepare legal documents through the use of the TRULINCS Electronic Law Library. A copy machine is available to reproduce materials needed for research. Electric typewriters are also available for inmate use. The library is open six days a week.
The FCI Victorville Medium 2 UNICOR facility handles vehicle management and vehicular components.
Inmates have the opportunity to purchase items not issued or delivered as basic care by the institution, or items of a different higher quality. The monthly spending limit is $360.00. Inmates are allowed to shop once a week on their designated shopping day. Copy cards, postage stamps, and over-the-counter medications do not count against the spending limitation. Inmates tend to carry their purchases back to their housing units in laundry bags.
The FCI Victorville Medium 2 Recreation Department offers a variety of indoor and outdoor activities for the inmate population. Inside, inmates can participate in arts and crafts programs. Outside, inmates can work out, play sports, take fitness classes, or socialize. A photo program is also available which allows inmates to have their photos taken.
Indoors, inmates have access to basketball, leathercraft, painting, tables, TVs, foosball, band room, ellipticals, treadmills, and stationary bikes. Outdoors, inmates have access to soccer, bocce ball, basketball, softball, handball, and a track.
Visitation Information for FCI Victorville Medium 2
On Sunday, Monday, 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.
Directions to FCI Victorville Medium 2
FCI Victorville Medium 2 Prison Culture Information
Prison Politics at Federal Correctional Institution Victorville Medium 2
This is a very political yard where inmates are required to be part of a racially-oriented car in order to stay. According to one inmate, “A car is required for personal safety.”
Level of Violence
There is a significant level of violence at this prison. According to one respondent, “Fights are a regular occurrence and stabbings are not uncommon.”
Sex offenders, informants, and LGBT inmates cannot walk the yard. According to one inmate, “If you are one of these sorts, you will be run-off and perhaps receive a boot party. If you make it and fly under the radar, staff will print off your PSR and hand it to your unit racial shot caller. Staff actively put these populations in harm’s way.”
Good at FCI Victorville Medium 2
“Great vocational training.” “Not much.”
Bad at FCI Victorville Medium 2
“Politics and violence.” “Staff force sex offenders to walk the yard until they are checked in. Merely asking to be placed in protective custody when you first get there won’t stop this. The lieutenants actively try to get sex offenders killed.” “LGBT inmates who do manage to stay belong to somebody. They are effectively their property and must do as they are told. Communal sexual violence is common in such unwilful agreements.”
Other Inmate Comments
“If you are LGBT or a sex offender, this is not the yard for you to be on. This is a notably violent, political yard. Stay away.” “The guards are just as bad as the inmates when it comes to politics. Don’t trust them. If you have dirty paperwork, they will try to get you maimed.”
FCI Victorville Medium 2 in the News
In December 2017, Federal Correctional Institution Victorville Medium 2 was temporarily locked down after a group of prisoners became “disruptive.” News reports indicate that one inmate was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
In September 2017, a guard at FCI Victorville Medium 2 was assaulted by a prisoner.
In August 2017, two guards at FCI Victorville Medium 2 were assaulted by three prisoners.
In May 2017, Fazliddin Kurbanov, a prisoner at FCI Victorville Medium 2, was indicted on charges of attempted murder of a federal officer after stabbing the warden, Calvin Johnson, with a shank, requiring more than 80 staples to close the wounds.
In July 2003, Richard Dale Morrison, an FCI Victorville Medium 2 prisoner, was charged with misdemeanor assault for his attack on former Taliban member John Walker Lindh in the prison chapel.
FCI Victorville Camp in the News
In March 2018, Apolonio Gamez, a guard at Federal Correctional Institution Victorville Medium 2 Camp, was arrested on charges of sexually abusing two female prisoners.
More Information About Federal Correctional Institution Victorville Medium 2
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Published Jun 3, 2018 by Christopher Zoukis, JD, MBA | Last Updated by Christopher Zoukis, JD, MBA on May 18, 2022 at 6:01 pm