Federal Medical Center Carswell | FMC Carswell

Federal Medical Center Carswell | FMC CarswellFacilities: FMC Carswell and an adjacent minimum security satellite prison camp.
Facility Address & Contact Information
Federal Medical Center Carswell
J Street, Building 3000
Fort Worth, TX 76127
Phone: 817-782-4000
Fax: 817-782-4875
Email: CRW/[email protected]
BOP Website: https://www.bop.gov/locations/institutions/crw/
Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_Medical_Center,_Carswell
Inmate Correspondence Address
For FMC Carswell
Inmate Name and Registration Number
FMC Carswell
Federal Medical Center
P.O. Box 27137
Fort Worth, TX 76127
For Satellite Prison Camp
Inmate Name and Registration Number
FMC Carswell
Satellite Prison Camp
P.O. Box 27137
Fort Worth, TX 76127
NOTE: Funds cannot be sent directly to inmates. See our page on sending money to federal prisoners for more information.
Sex: Female
Security Level: Main: Administrative (Multiple Security Levels); Camp: Minimum
Location: FMC Carswell is located in the northeast corner of the Naval Air Station, Joint Reserve Base; 1 mile from Highway 183 and 3 miles from I-30.
BOP Region: South Central Region (SCR)
BOP Institution Code: CRW for FMC Carswell
Medical Care: Level 3/4. See our page on Medical Care Levels and Procedures for more information.
Judicial District: Northern District of Texas
Population: (as of Sept. 23, 2020) Main: 1,047; Camp: 233
Background: FMC Carswell was opened in 1994. It is the Federal Bureau of Prisons’ medical and psychiatric center for female inmates and houses the BOP’s only Administrative Unit for disruptive female federal prisoners. The Administrative Unit is a high-security unit for women classified with violence and/or escape attempts who are referred to as “special management concerns.” The facility offers a Sex Offender Management Program (SOMP). Notable inmate Marion Jones Thompson, Olympic medalist of three gold, and two bronze medals in the 2000 Summer Olympic games (sentenced to six months for fraud and use performance-enhancing drugs).
Housing: Inmates are housed from open dormitories settings to one-person cells. Inmates at the camp are housed in dormitories divided into two-person pods.
Health Services: Medical and dental sick call, medications, and medical and dental emergency services are available to inmates. Emergency medical care is available 24 hours a day. Inmates are assigned a health care provider who treats them for the duration of their stay.
Psychology Services: Psychology Services at FMC Carswell offer a wide variety of therapeutic programming. Clinical psychologists or Drug Abuse Treatment Specialists are available for evaluation, crisis intervention, and counseling. Consultant support is provided by community and staff psychiatrists. Psychology Services has organized its program for female offenders into four tracks as a means of efficiently offering a wide variety of self-improvement and recovery opportunities. The four tracks are Abuse Recovery, Addictions, Values, and Wellness. FMC Carswell also offers outpatient psychiatric services. Inmates may submit an Inmate Request to Staff addressed to Psychiatry Services to request outpatient care. A Non-Residential Sex Offender Treatment Program (SOTP-NR) is also available. The facility also offers the STAGES Program for inmates with serious mental illness and personality disorders. And through the Religious Services Department, the Life Connections Program is offered for inmates who desire to grow as a responsible person.
Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP): FMC Carswell houses a Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP). Drug abuse programs, the Non-Residential Drug Abuse Program (NR-DAP), a Drug Education class, Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), and nicotine dependence groups are offered.
Education Services: FMC Carswell provides literacy, GED, English-as-a-Second Language (ESL), and parenting programs. Also available are Adult Continuing Education (ACE) classes, which are taught by fellow inmates and on a variety of topics. High school diplomas and post-secondary programs are available through paid correspondence programs.
Advanced Occupational Education:  The main facility at FMC Carswell offers advanced occupational education in Cosmetology and Culinary Arts. The camp offers a Horticulture Master Gardener Program and a program for National Fitness Personal Trainers.
Vocational Training: FMC Carswell does not offer any vocational training aside from its advanced occupational education programs.
Apprenticeship: FMC Carswell does not offer any apprenticeship programs are currently.
Library Services: The law library contains a collection of legal reference materials as required by the Federal Bureau of Prisons. Most of these reference materials, along with federal case law, are on the TRULINCS Electronic Law Library. In the leisure library, inmates can check out both fiction and nonfiction books, newspapers, and magazines.
UNICOR: The FMC Carswell UNICOR facility handles services.
Commissary: Inmates at FMC Carswell are allowed to spend up to $360.00 per month on items such as food, drinks, clothing, shoes, and electronics. Inmates are issued a Commissary/I.D. card with their register number and picture on it. This card is to be used for Commissary purchases and identification purposes and must be in the inmate’s possession at all times.
Recreation Services: The FMC Carswell Recreation Department offers a variety of leisure activities such as bingo, organized and informal sports, social activities, arts and hobby crafts, physical fitness, and aerobic activities.
Visitation Information: See our page on prisoner visitation rules for more information.
Directions to Prison:
A Google Maps image of FMC Carswell federal prison in Texas
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 FMC Carswell, please buy a copy of the Directory of Federal Prisons: The Unofficial Guide to Bureau of Prisons Institutions by Christopher Zoukis.