Prison Profile: United States Penitentiary Big Sandy-Satellite Prison Camp

Prison Profile: United States Penitentiary Big Sandy-Satellite Prison Camp

United States Penitentiary Big Sandy-Satellite Prison Camp
Official Address
United States Penitentiary Big Sandy
Satellite Prison Camp
1197 Airport Road
Inez, KY 41224
Phone: 606-433-2400
Fax: 606-433-2577
Email: BSY/EXECASSISTANT@BOP.GOV
 
Inmate Correspondence Address
Inmate Name and Registration Number
USP Big Sandy
Satellite Prison Camp
P.O. Box 2068
Inez, KY 41224
(Funds can only be sent to the Federal Bureau of Prisons’ National Lockbox Address listed below, not directly to the inmate at USP Big Sandy-Satellite Prison Camp.)
Sex: Male
security level: Minimum (Federal Prison Camp)
Location: USP Big Sandy-Satellite Prison Camp is in eastern Kentucky approximately 133 miles from Frankfort, 160 miles from Lexington, and 321 miles from Washington, DC.  It is 11 miles south of Inez on Route 3 South, 18 miles southeast of Paintsville, and 15 miles northeast of Prestonsburg.
BOP Region: Mid-Atlantic Region (MXR)
BOP Institution Code: BSY for USP Big Sandy-Satellite Prison Camp
Medical Care Level: USP Big Sandy-Satellite Prison Camp is a Level 1 medical care facility.
Judicial District: Eastern Kentucky
Population: USP Big Sandy-Satellite Prison Camp houses approximately 120 federal inmates.
Background: USP Big Sandy-Satellite Prison Camp is located next to, and provides support services for, USP Big Sandy.
Housing Configuration: Inmates at USP Big Sandy-Satellite Prison Camp are housed in dormitories.
Health Services: USP Big Sandy-Satellite Prison Camp provides both routine and emergency health care services to the inmate population.  Inmates requiring routine health care are advised to submit a triage form or present to sick call in order to be examined.  Those requiring emergency medical care are strongly advised to approach the nearest staff member and request for Health Services to be contacted immediately.
Psychology Services: The USP Big Sandy-Satellite Prison Camp Psychology Department offers interested inmates group therapy, individual counseling, and a self-help library.  Regularly scheduled counseling groups include Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Narcotics Anonymous (NA), anger management, stress management, the Drug Education Class, the Non-Residential Drug Abuse Program (NR-DAP), amongst others.  Those interested in services offered through the Psychology Department are advised to go to open house to inquire about more information and how to sign up for programs.
Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP): USP Big Sandy-Satellite Prison Camp does not house a Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP).
Education Services: The USP Big Sandy-Satellite Prison Camp offers GED classes, Adult Continuing Education (ACE) classes, English-as-a-Second Language (ESL) classes, correspondence courses (if the inmate has the funds to pay for them), and parenting classes.
Advanced Occupational Education: USP Big Sandy-Satellite Prison Camp does not offer any advanced occupational education programs.
Vocational Training: USP Big Sandy-Satellite Prison Camp does not offer any vocational training programs.
Apprenticeship: USP Big Sandy-Satellite Prison Camp does not offer any apprenticeship programs.
Library Services: USP Big Sandy-Satellite Prison Camp houses both a law library and a leisure library.  In the law library, inmates will find TRULINCS Electronic Law Library (ELL) computers where they can research federal case law, Federal Bureau of Prisons program statements, and other legal documents.  Typewriters and a copier are also present for inmate usage.
In the leisure library, inmates can check out newspapers, magazines, and books (fiction and nonfiction).  Reference books are also available, but must be reviewed in the library, not checked out.
UNICOR: USP Big Sandy-Satellite Prison Camp does not house a UNICOR facility.
Commissary: Inmates at USP Big Sandy-Satellite Prison Camp are allowed to shop once a week in an institutional commissary.  There they can spend up to $320 per month on food, clothing, shoes, candy, copy cards, postage stamps, over-the-counter medications, and more.  Copy cards, postage stamps, and select over-the-counter medications do not count against the spending limit.
Recreation Services: USP Big Sandy-Satellite Prison Camp offers both indoor and outdoor recreational opportunities.  Indoors, inmates can engage in arts and crafts projects, exercise, and socialize.  Outdoors, inmates can run, exercise, play individual and team sports, and relax.
Visitation Information: Inmates at USP Big Sandy-Satellite Prison Camp are allowed visits on Saturday, Sunday, and federal holidays from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM.  Visitors will not be processed before 8:00 AM and after 2:00 PM.  Likewise, inmates will not be called to the Visiting Room between the hours of 9:30 AM and 10:00 AM (when count clears).
USP Big Sandy-Satellite Prison Camp inmates are afforded a total of 10 visitation points each month.  Each visit deducts one point from the total.  A total of 5 visitors are permitted to visit with an inmate at any given time.  This amount includes children.  All adult visitors must have a valid photo ID and be on the inmate’s visitation list.
For more information concerning visiting at USP Big Sandy-Satellite Prison Camp, see Institutional Supplement BSY-5267.08a (Visiting Regulations).
Directions to Prison: From Pikeville, Kentucky, and Prestonsburg, Kentucky: travel Route 23 North from Prestonsburg approximately 5 miles to Route 3 North, turn right on Route 3 travelling approximately 10 miles to Airport Road.  Turn right onto Airport Road and follow the signs to USP Big Sandy-Satellite Prison Camp.
From Huntington, West Virginia, Ashland, Kentucky, and the Ohio area: travel Interstate 64 to Kentucky Exit 191 to Route 23 South.  Follow 23 South for approximately 38 miles until Route 645.  Turn left onto Route 645 South and travel approximately 11 miles until Route 3 is reached.  Turn right on Route 3 and travel for approximately 10 miles until Airport Road is reached.  Turn left onto Airport Road and follow the signs to USP Big Sandy-Satellite Prison Camp.
National Lockbox Address
Federal Bureau of Prisons
Inmate Name and Registration Number
P.O. Box 474701
Des Moines, IA 50947-0001
*Information compiled from multiple Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) documents, Freedom of Information Act requests, and personal interviews with federal inmates.*
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