CI Big Spring | Correctional Institution Big Spring

CI Big Spring, also known as Correctional Institution Big Spring, is a low-security federal prison in Big Spring, Texas. The facility houses male inmates.

CI Big Spring County Contact Information

Facility Address & Contact Information

Correctional Institution Big Spring
1701 Apron Drive
Big Spring, TX 79720

Phone: 432-264-0060 (Concerning Staff) / 432-267-7911 (Concerning Inmates) 
Fax: 432-267-6522

BOP Website: Bureau of Prisons Facility Page
GEO Group Website: GEO Group Facility Page
Wikipedia: Wikipedia Page

Inmate Correspondence Address

Inmate Name and Registration Number
CI Big Spring
Correctional Institution
2001 Rickabaugh Drive
Big Spring, TX 79720

This is the address to send mail to an inmate incarcerated at Big Spring CI. This is not the address for visiting inmates.

How to Send Money

Funds can be sent directly to inmates via money order. These must have the inmate’s name and registration number affixed. Family members can call 1-866- 345-1884 to deposit funds via telephone or go to Access Corrections website to deposit funds online.

Correctional Institution Big Spring Inmate Information

Inmate Gender

Male Inmates

Prison Security Level

Low-Security Federal Prison

Facility Location

CI Big Spring is located approximately four miles west of Big Spring, TX.

BOP Region

South Central Region (SCR)

BOP Institution Code

BSC for CI Big Spring

Judicial District

Northern District of Texas

Medical Care Level

Information is not available. See our page on Medical Care Levels and Procedures for more details.

Mental Health Care Level

Information is not available.

Population Number

CI Big Spring incarcerates approximately 2,600 federal inmates.

CI Big Spring Prison Services Information


CI Big Spring is a private prison located in Big Spring, Texas. It is owned and operated by Geo Group and houses federal “deportable alien” detainees. The facility achieved initial accreditation through the American Correctional Association in 2010 and re-accreditation in 2012 and 2015. The current facility delivers all services, providing an environment for prisoners working their way through the judicial system.

Inmate Housing

The facility comprises four separate facilities, Interstate, Airpark, Flightline, and Cedar Hill. Prisoners are assigned to one of these housing units.

Health Services

Upon admission, inmates receive an intake examination. Routine and emergency health care and dental care are also available to the inmate population. Emergency care is available 24 hours a day. Inmates must submit a sick call form for evaluation of routine and chronic health care concerns.

Psychology Services

Correctional Institution Big Spring offers psychological evaluations and treatment to inmates. Services include counseling and programs created to have a rehabilitative impact. A Living in Balance program is also available.

Inmates have access to a variety of behavioral treatment groups. These include stress management, anger management, life skills training, parenting techniques, conflict resolution, and preparation for re-entry into society.

Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP)

CI Big Spring does not house a Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP). Drug and alcohol abuse counseling is available. RDAP is delivered in four phases

  • Aspects of Substance Abuse
  • Life and Living Skills
  • Obsessive and Compulsive Behaviors
  • Core Issues in Substance Abuse

Some Geo Group facilities offer treatment groups, including Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA).

CI Big Spring Educational, Library, and Recreation Offerings

Education Services

Big Spring CI offers GED and English-as-a-Second Language (ESL) courses. Both American and Mexican Adult Basic Education (ABE) courses are also available. Inmates without a GED or high school diploma are required to attend classes.

Inmates are also provided with life skills classes to enhance parenting skills. High school diploma, career, and college programs are available through paid correspondence programs.

Advanced Occupational Education

CI Big Spring does not offer any advanced occupational education programs.

Vocational Training

Big Spring CI offers vocational training in Custodial Maintenance, Barbering, Horticulture, Electrical, Building Trades, Auto Mechanics, Upholstery, Weaving, Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC), Small Engine Repair, Masonry, Plumbing, Culinary Arts, Computer Repair, Carpentry, and Welding.

Apprenticeship Training

Big Spring CI does not offer any apprenticeship programs.

Library Services

CI Big Spring offers a complete legal library, as well as a leisure library. In the leisure library, inmates can check out fiction and nonfiction books, newspapers, and magazines. In the law library, inmates can conduct legal research and prepare legal filings.


Correctional Institution Big Spring does not house a UNICOR facility.


Inmates have access to an institutional commissary to purchase drinks, food, snacks, shoes, and limited electronics.

Recreational Services

Indoor and outdoor recreation opportunities are available at CI Big Spring. These include organized sports, individual exercise, board and card games, and arts and crafts projects.

Visitation Information for Correctional Institution Big Spring

Friends and family may visit inmates from 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m, Sundays and Saturdays. Visiting hours are between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m on federal holidays. See our page on prisoner visitation rules for more information.

Directions to Big Spring CI

More Information About Correctional Institution Big Spring

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