Texas Federal Prisons | Federal Prisons in Texas

Texas houses 18 stand-alone federal prisons and nine federal prison camps. Each of these Texas federal prisons is overseen by the South Central Regional Office. In total, 14,678 inmates are housed inside federal prisons in Texas.

Texas Federal Prisons by Security Level

High-Security Federal Prisons in Texas

  • USP Beaumont (Beaumont, TX)

Medium-Security Federal Prisons in Texas

  • FCI Beaumont Medium (Beaumont, TX)
  • FCI Three Rivers (Three Rivers, TX)

Low-Security Federal Prisons in Texas

  • FCI Bastrop (Bastrop, TX)
  • FCI Beaumont Low (Beaumont, TX)
  • FCI Big Spring (Big Spring, TX)
  • FCI La Tuna (Anthony, TX)
  • FSL La Tuna (Anthony, TX)
  • FCI Seagoville (Seagoville, TX)
  • FCI Texarkana (Texarkana, TX)

Minimum-Security Federal Prisons in Texas

  • FCI Bastrop Camp (Bastrop, TX)
  • FCI Beaumont Camp (Beaumont, TX)
  • FCI Big Spring Camp (Big Spring, TX)
  • FPC Bryan (Bryan, TX)
  • FMC Carswell Camp (Fort Worth, TX)
  • FCI La Tuna Camp (Anthony, TX)
  • FCI Seagoville Camp (Seagoville, TX)
  • FCI Texarkana Camp (Texarkana, TX)
  • FCI Three Rivers Camp (Three Rivers, TX)

Administrative-Security Federal Prisons in Texas

  • FMC Carswell (Fort Worth, TX)
  • FMC Fort Worth (Fort Worth, TX)
  • FDC Houston (Houston, TX)

Private Federal Prisons in Texas

  • CI Big Spring (Big Spring, TX)
  • CI Flightline (Big Spring, TX)
  • CI Giles W. Dalby (Post, TX)
  • CI Reeves 1 & 2 (Pecos, TX)
  • DC Reeves (Pecos, TX)
Texas Federal Prisons | Federal Prisons in Texas

Federal Prisons in Texas

FCI Bastrop

Federal Correctional Institution Bastrop is a low-security level federal prison located in Bastrop, Texas. It is overseen by the South Central Regional Office. FCI Bastrop is a Medical Care Level 2 prison. It houses 1,198 male inmates.

FCI Bastrop Camp

Federal Correctional Institution Bastrop Camp is a minimum-security level federal prison located in Bastrop, Texas. It is overseen by the South Central Regional Office. FCI Bastrop Camp is a Medical Care Level 2 prison. It houses 36 male inmates.

USP Beaumont

United States Penitentiary Beaumont is a high-security level federal prison located in Beaumont, Texas. It is overseen by the South Central Regional Office. USP Beaumont is a Medical Care Level 2 prison. It houses 1,078 male inmates.

FCI Beaumont Medium

Federal Correctional Institution Beaumont Medium is a medium-security level federal prison located in Beaumont, Texas. It is overseen by the South Central Regional Office. FCI Beaumont Medium is a Medical Care Level 2 prison. It houses 1,455 male inmates.

FCI Beaumont Low

Federal Correctional Institution Beaumont Low is a low-security level federal prison located in Beaumont, Texas. It is overseen by the South Central Regional Office. FCI Beaumont Low is a Medical Care Level 2 prison. It houses 1,446 male inmates.

FCI Beaumont Camp

Federal Correctional Institution Beaumont Camp is a minimum-security level federal prison located in Beaumont, Texas. It is overseen by the South Central Regional Office. FCI Beaumont Camp is a Medical Care Level 2 prison. It houses 454 male inmates.

CI Big Spring

Correctional Institution Big Spring is a low-security level private prison located in Big Spring, Texas. It is a private prison operated by The GEO Group. It houses 1,296 male inmates.

CI Flightline

Correctional Institution Flightline is a low-security level private prison located in Big Spring, Texas. It is a private prison operated by The GEO Group. It houses 1,358 male inmates.

FCI Big Spring

Federal Correctional Institution Big Spring is a low-security level federal prison located in Big Spring, Texas. It is overseen by the South Central Regional Office. FCI Big Spring is a Medical Care Level 2 prison. It houses 927 male inmates.

FCI Big Spring Camp

Federal Correctional Institution Big Spring Camp is a minimum-security level federal prison located in Big Spring, Texas. It is overseen by the South Central Regional Office. FCI Big Spring Camp is a Medical Care Level 2 prison. It houses 141 male inmates.

FPC Bryan

Federal Prison Camp Bryan is a minimum-security level federal prison located in Bryan, Texas. It is overseen by the South Central Regional Office. FPC Bryan is a Medical Care Level 2 prison. It houses 630 female inmates.

FMC Carswell

Federal Medical Center Carswell is an administrative-security-level federal prison located in Fort Worth, Texas. It is overseen by the South Central Regional Office. FMC Carswell is a Medical Care Level 3/4 prison. It houses 1,133 female inmates.

FMC Carswell Camp

Federal Medical Center Carswell Camp is a minimum-security level federal prison located in Fort Worth, Texas. It is overseen by the South Central Regional Office. FMC Carswell Camp is a Medical Care Level 3/4 prison. It houses 240 female inmates.

CI Giles W. Dalby

Correctional Institution Giles W. Dalby is a low-security level private prison located in Post, Texas. It is a private prison operated by Management & Training Solutions. It houses 1,309 male inmates.

FMC Fort Worth

Federal Medical Center Fort Worth is an administrative-security level federal prison located in Fort Worth, Texas. It is overseen by the South Central Regional Office. FMC Fort Worth is a Medical Care Level 2/3/4 prison. It houses 1,341 male inmates.

FDC Houston

Federal Detention Center Houston is an administrative-security level federal prison located in Houston, Texas. It is overseen by the South Central Regional Office. FDC Houston is a Medical Care Level 2 prison. It houses 456 male and female inmates.

FCI La Tuna

Federal Correctional Institution La Tuna is a low-security level federal prison located in Anthony, Texas. It is overseen by the South Central Regional Office. FCI La Tuna is a Medical Care Level 2 prison. It houses 567 male inmates.

FCI La Tuna Camp

Federal Correctional Institution La Tuna Camp is a minimum-security level federal prison located in Anthony, Texas. It is overseen by the South Central Regional Office. FCI La Tuna Camp is a Medical Care Level 2 prison. It houses 163 male inmates.

FSL La Tuna

Federal Satellite Low La Tuna is a low-security level federal prison located in Anthony, Texas. It is overseen by the South Central Regional Office. FSL La Tuna is a Medical Care Level 2 prison. It houses male inmates.

CI Reeves 1 & 2

Correctional Center Reeves 1 & 2 are low-security level private prisons located in Pecos, Texas. They are private prisons operated by The GEO Group. They house 1,588 male inmates.

DC Reeves

Detention Center Reeves is a low-security level private prison located in Pecos, Texas. It is a private prison operated by The GEO Group. It houses 985 male inmates.

FCI Seagoville

Federal Correctional Institution Seagoville is a low-security level federal prison located in Seagoville, Texas. It is overseen by the South Central Regional Office. FCI Seagoville is a Medical Care Level 2 prison. It houses 1,696 male inmates.

FCI Seagoville Camp

Federal Correctional Institution Seagoville Camp is a minimum-security level federal prison located in Seagoville, Texas. It is overseen by the South Central Regional Office. FCI Seagoville Camp is a Medical Care Level 2 prison. It houses 120 male inmates.

FCI Texarkana

Federal Correctional Institution Texarkana is a low-security level federal prison located in Texarkana, Texas. It is overseen by the South Central Regional Office. FCI Texarkana is a Medical Care Level 2 prison. It houses 866 male inmates.

FCI Texarkana Camp

Federal Correctional Institution Texarkana Camp is a minimum-security level federal prison located in Texarkana, Texas. It is overseen by the South Central Regional Office. FCI Texarkana Camp is a Medical Care Level 2 prison. It houses 208 male inmates.

FCI Three Rivers

Federal Correctional Institution Three Rivers is a medium-security level federal prison located in Three Rivers, Texas. It is overseen by the South Central Regional Office. FCI Three Rivers is a Medical Care Level 1 prison. It houses 888 male inmates.

FCI Three Rivers Camp

Federal Correctional Institution Three Rivers Camp is a minimum-security level federal prison located in Three Rivers, Texas. It is overseen by the South Central Regional Office. FCI Three Rivers Camp is a Medical Care Level 1 prison. It houses 194 male inmates.

List of Texas Federal Prisons

There are 18 federal prisons in Texas and nine federal prison camps. All are overseen by the South Central Regional Office of the Federal Bureau of Prisons. By clicking on the below links, you will be taken to each facility’s detailed profile where you can learn about specific facility offerings, information, and contact details.

Bastrop FCI

Federal Correctional Institution Bastrop, located eight miles north of the city of Bastrop and 30 miles east of Austin, is a low-security facility for male inmates. It also contains an adjacent satellite prison camp for nonviolent male prisoners. As a Medical Care Level 2 prison, it meets the needs of inmates who are generally in good health but with chronic conditions such as epilepsy and medication-controlled diabetes that require regular clinical evaluation. All inmates at FCI Bastrop must have a job and may participate in self-improvement and educational/vocational programs.

Beaumont USP

United States Penitentiary Beaumont, located on the premises of the Beaumont Federal Correctional Complex, is in Jefferson County near the town of Beaumont, Texas approximately 100 miles east of Houston. This high-security institution serves male inmates and has more internal controls and security precautions than the other Texas federal prisons, including those in the complex. All inmates serving time here have the opportunity to pursue academic, vocational, and self-improvement programs. All inmates must have a job and can spend their wages at the prison commissary.

Beaumont Medium FCI

Federal Correctional Institution Beaumont Medium, located on the premises of the Beaumont Federal Correctional Complex, is in Jefferson County near the town of Beaumont, Texas approximately 100 miles east of Houston. This medium-security institution serves male inmates, which are housed in 12 units. All inmates are required to hold prison jobs. Many inmates work in the facility’s UNICOR textile factory. In addition, inmates may pursue academic, vocational, and self-improvement goals.

Beaumont Low FCI

Federal Correctional Institution Beaumont Low, located on the premises of the FCC Beaumont, is in Jefferson County near the town of Beaumont, Texas. The prison is approximately 100 miles east of Houston. This low-security institution and the adjacent minimum-security prison camp both house male inmates. Although restrictions and security precautions are not as stringent at FCI Beaumont Low as they are in the high-security USP Beaumont or the medium-security facility, inmates may still take academic and vocational courses and must maintain a prison job throughout their incarceration.

Big Spring FCI

Federal Correctional Institution Big Spring, located midway between Dallas and El Paso in Big Spring, Texas, is a low-security prison for male inmates. Adjacent to it is a minimum-security satellite camp, also for male offenders. Like all other offenders in federal prisons in Texas and nationally, those incarcerated at FCI Big Spring must participate in educational, vocational, and self-improvement programs. In addition, they must work regular hours at a prison job.

Big Spring CI

Correctional Institution Big Spring, located in Big Spring, Texas in Howard County between Dallas and El Paso, is a low-security prison for male inmates with an adjacent minimum-security prison camp that also serves male offenders. A private prison operated by the GEO Group, it is on the grounds of the Big Spring Correctional Center. While incarcerated, inmates have access to literacy, academic, and vocational opportunities. Substance abuse support and enrichment programs are also available to the inmate population. All prisoners are assigned to a prison job and must perform their work detail unless medically excused.

Bryan FPC

Federal Prison Camp Bryan, located 95 miles northwest of Houston and 165 miles south of Dallas in Bryan, Texas, is a minimum-security prison camp for female inmates. Because the female offenders incarcerated there are deemed nonviolent and are typically serving out relatively short sentences, the emphasis is placed on attaining work, vocational training, and self-improvement goals. Inmates are housed in dormitory-style units. The rules and internal controls are more relaxed than is the case with higher security facilities.

Carswell FMC

Federal Medical Center Carswell is an administrative-security medical facility serving female inmates. It is located in Fort Worth, Texas. The facility also contains a minimum-security satellite prison camp for female inmates. It is the only women’s medical facility in the federal system and serves inmates with special physical and mental health needs. Inmates at both the medical center and the camp are housed in dormitory-style housing units. The facility also offers the Life Connections Program, a non-disciplinary spiritual personal development program that emphasizes responsibility and positive values.

Flightline CI

Correctional Institution Flightline, located in Big Spring, Texas in Howard County between Dallas and El Paso, is a medium-security institution for male inmates. Privately owned and operated, it is run by the GEO Group and has a contract with the Federal Bureau of Prisons. While incarcerated at Big Spring, all inmates are expected to complete their GED if they have not attained a high school diploma. In addition, prisoners must hold down a prison job and may participate in academic, vocational, and self-improvement programs.

Fort Worth FMC

Federal Medical Center Fort Worth, located in Tarrant County in Fort Worth, Texas, is an administrative federal medical facility serving male inmates of all security levels with physical and mental health needs. Opened in 1971, it was previously a U.S. Public Health Service facility. Inmates at the facility have access to GED, ESL, and Adult Continuing Education programs. Prisoners have access to both indoor and outside recreation opportunities, with a special holistic health focus.

Giles W. Dalby CI

Correctional Institution Giles W. Dalby, located in Post, Texas in Garza County, is a private prison operated by Management and Training Corporation. It is a low-security facility serving male inmates, many of which are deportable aliens. Housing approximately 1,600 inmates, the facility offers GED and ESL classes to the inmate population.

Houston FDC

Federal Detention Center Houston, located in downtown Houston, Texas near Minute Maid Park, is an administrative-level detention facility for both male and female detainees of all security statuses. Detainees at this facility are generally awaiting trial in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas. The building has 11 stories. Detainees are not typically housed here for extended periods of time. Depending on the outcome of trial, detainees are usually either released or transferred to another federal prison.

La Tuna FCI

Federal Correctional Institution La Tuna, located in El Paso County near Anthony, Texas, is a low-security prison serving male inmates. It is on the New Mexico border 12 miles north of El Paso. Adjacent to the facility is a minimum-security federal prison camp for nonviolent male inmates. Rules and internal controls at both the low-security and camp facilities are more relaxed than inmates experience at medium- or high-security federal prisons in Texas. All men incarcerated at both of these facilities must obey the rules, pursue educational and vocational goals, and participate in self-enrichment courses to maximize the chances of a successful release.

La Tuna FSL

Federal Satellite Low La Tuna is located in El Paso County in Fort Bliss, Texas near Anthony. It serves male inmates, many of whom are detainees being held by the Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Inmates at FSL La Tuna have access to both indoor and outdoor recreation. Offerings include weightlifting, horseshoes, a running track, and basketball. Inmates also have access to an institutional commissary where they can purchase various food, clothing, electronic, over-the-counter medication, and other personal items.

Reeves 1 & 2 CI

Correctional Institution Reeves 1 and 2 are immigration detention facilities located in the Reeves County Detention Complex three miles southwest of Pecos, Texas in Reeves County. Opened in 1986 and operated by the GEO Group, CI Reeves 1 and 2 serve male offenders, most of whom have sentences of between one and five years and are incarcerated primarily due to drug or immigration offenses. The majority face deportation upon their release.

Reeves DC

Detention Center Reeves is a low-security detention facility for male inmates located in the Reeves County Detention Complex three miles southwest of Pecos, Texas in Reeves County. The offenders held here only stay for a short time as they await federal trial or serve out the brief remainder of their sentences. Inmates have access to GED, Adult Basic Education, and ESL classes.

Seagoville FCI

Federal Correctional Institution Seagoville is located in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area. The facility and the adjoining satellite prison camp are designated for male inmates. The site is a former detention center that held people classified as “enemy aliens” during World War II. Inmates at both the camp and the low-security prison must obtain prison employment and can use the money they make in the facility’s commissary. They must also pursue their GED if they do not have a high school diploma and can participate in vocational and self-improvement programs and classes. Due to being designated a Sex Offender Management Program Facility, approximately 40 percent of the inmate population is incarcerated for either a current or past sexual offense.

Texarkana FCI

Federal Correctional Institution Texarkana is located in Bowie County near Texarkana, Texas. It is close to the Arkansas border 70 miles north of Shreveport, Louisiana, and 175 miles east of Dallas. The facility also contains an adjoining minimum-security satellite prison camp for nonviolent male inmates. Those incarcerated at the FCI and the camp must hold jobs and may take academic and/or vocational and enrichment classes designed to improve their lives and maximize their chances of success in the outside world upon their release.

Three Rivers FCI

Federal Correctional Institution Three Rivers, located in Live Oak County near Three Rivers, Texas, is situated 80 miles south of San Antonio and 70 miles northwest of Corpus Christi, Texas. This medium-security facility serves male inmates as does an adjacent minimum-security satellite prison camp. At the camp, inmates are primarily incarcerated for nonviolent crimes and are either serving shorter sentences or otherwise finishing longer sentences. As for inmates in all Texas federal prisons and nationwide, inmates may pursue educational and self-improvement goals. All prisoners must have a prison job and can use their wages to buy food and other consumer items in the facility’s commissary.

Wikipedia Pages About Each Facility

The following Wikipedia pages profile each federal prison in Texas. These pages provide general facility background, history, and a list of notable past and current inmates. For more comprehensive and authoritative profiles of Texas federal prisons, please click on the above links, which have been verified and updated by our team of expert prison consultants.