United States Penitentiary Pollock | USP Pollock

United States Penitentiary Pollock| USP Pollock

Part of FCC Pollock facilities including USP Pollock, with an adjacent minimum security satellite prison camp, and FCI Pollock.

Facility Address & Contact Information
United States Penitentiary Pollock
1000 Airbase Road
Pollock, LA 71467
Phone: 318-561-5300
Fax: 318-561-5391
Email: POL/[email protected]
BOP Website: https://www.bop.gov/locations/institutions/pol/
Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Penitentiary,_Pollock
Inmate Correspondence Address
For USP Pollock
Inmate Name and Registration Number
USP Pollock
U.S. Penitentiary
P.O. Box 2099
Pollock, LA 71467
For Satellite Prison Camp
Inmate Name and Registration Number
USP Pollock
Satellite Prison Camp
P.O. Box 2099
Pollock, LA 71467
NOTE: Funds cannot be sent directly to inmates. See our page on sending money to federal prisoners for more information.
Sex: Male
Security Level: Main: High; Camp: Minimum
Location: USP Pollock is located in central Louisiana between Highways 165 and 167, approximately 12 miles north of Alexandria.
BOP Region: South Central Region (SCR)
BOP Institution Code: POL for USP Pollock, POX for Pollock Federal Correctional Complex
Medical Care: Level 1. See our page on Medical Care Levels and Procedures for more information.
Judicial District: Western District of Louisiana
Population (as of Sept. 23, 2020): Main: 1,080; Camp: 100
Background: USP Pollock was opened in 2000. It is part of the Pollock Federal Correctional Complex (FCC). Notable inmate, Richard Lee McNair (convicted of murder and robbery) escaped from USP Pollock in 2006. He was captured in New Brunswick, Canada 18 months later by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
Housing: Inmates are housed in one and two-person cells. Inmates at the camp are housed in dormitories.
Health Services: Shortly after arrival at the institution, all inmates receive a screening examination. Health services include sick call, routine medical and dental call, emergency medical treatment, and medications. Most medical care is provided through appointments, where inmates are placed on the institutional call-out list. Inmates must present their ID card each time they report to Health Services. Emergency care is available 24 hours a day.
Psychology Services: Inmates meet with a psychologist for a routine intake screening within 14 days of arrival. Psychologists are available for individual psychotherapy on an as-needed basis. Crisis intervention is also available. USP Pollock also offers the Challenge Program, a unit-based, residential treatment program stressing the acquisition and implementation of pro-social values and a non-criminal lifestyle. Group therapy and counseling, personal development groups, individual therapy and counseling, correctional counseling, crisis intervention, pre-release counseling, voluntary groups, and other programs deemed appropriate are available to inmates.
Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP): USP Pollock does not house a Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP). However, the Drug Education Class and the Non-Residential Drug Abuse Program (NR-DAP) are offered.
Education Services: USP Pollock provides literacy, GED, and English-as-a-Second Language (ESL) programs. Each student who successfully completes the General Educational Development Test or CASAS certification test will receive a $25.00 achievement award and will be recognized during the Education Department’s graduation ceremony. Parenting and Adult Continuing Education (ACE) programs are also available. Inmates interested in ACE may sign up for various courses that are offered on a rotating basis throughout the year. Schedules of planned courses are posted on the TRULINCS system for review. Examples of ACE courses are Conversational Spanish, Prison to Paycheck, National Geographic Classics, and United States and World History. High school diplomas and post-secondary programs are available through paid correspondence programs.
Advanced Occupational Education: USP Pollock offers advanced occupational education in Building Trades and Culinary Arts. Both facilities also offer Business Management, Custodial Maintenance, and Microcomputer Applications.
Vocational Training: USP Pollock does not offer any vocational training programs aside from its advanced occupational education programs.
Apprenticeship: USP Pollock does not offer any apprenticeship programs.
Library Services: The leisure and law libraries offer a variety of services. Fiction and nonfiction books, magazines, and newspapers are available for inmate use. An Interlibrary Loan Program is also available. The law library offers legal material as mandated by law. The Education Department provides the TRULINCS Electronic Law Library which contains many legal research resources, including federal case law from every district court and circuit court.
UNICOR: USP Pollock does not house a UNICOR facility.
Commissary: Inmates are permitted to spend a maximum of $360.00 a month, with a limit of $160.00 per week for regular purchases. Commissary access time is based on housing unit assignment. A point-of-sale computerized commissary withdrawal system is used at USP Pollock that simplifies purchasing and gives inmates an improved, up-to-date record of all account activity. Inmates must register their fingerprint with Commissary prior to shopping. All sales are conducted using fingerprint recognition.
Recreation Services: Recreation at USP Pollock offers both indoor and outdoor activities. Various sports leagues, wellness programs such as health and fitness classes, and cardiovascular conditioning are available to inmates. A music program is also available. Inmates can also participate in hobby crafts which include ceramics, leathercraft, and art programs.
Visitation Information: See our page on prisoner visitation rules for more information.
Directions to Prison:
A Google Maps image of FCC Pollock federal prison in Louisiana
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 USP Pollock, please buy a copy of the Directory of Federal Prisons: The Unofficial Guide to Bureau of Prisons Institutions by Christopher Zoukis.