Facility Address & Contact Information
Correctional Institution Big Spring
1701 Apron Drive
Big Spring, TX 79720
BOP Website: https://www.bop.gov/locations/ci/bsc/
GEO Group Website: https://www.geogroup.com/FacilityDetail/FacilityID/34
Inmate Correspondence Address
Inmate Name and Registration Number
CI Big Spring
2001 Rickabaugh Drive
Big Spring, TX 79720
NOTE: Funds cannot be sent directly to inmates. See our page on sending money to federal prisoners for more information.
Security Level: Low
Location: Approximately four miles west of Big Spring, TX.
BOP Region: South Central Region (SCR)
BOP Institution Code: BSC for CI Big Spring
Medical Care: Unknown. See our page on Medical Care Levels and Procedures for more information.
Judicial District: Northern District of Texas
Population (as of Sept. 23, 2020): 2,593
Background: CI Big Spring is a private prison. 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 levels of services providing an environment for prisoners working their way through the judicial system.
Housing: The facility is comprised of four separate facilities, Interstate, Airpark, Flightline, and Cedar Hill.
Health Services: Inmates are initially provided with an intake examination. Routine and emergency health care and dental care are also available to the inmate population. While emergency care is available 24 hours a day, inmates must submit a sick call form in order to be evaluated for routine or chronic health care concerns.
Psychology Services: CI 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 offered. Inmates are provided with 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 are available. The program is delivered in four phases: aspects of substance abuse, life and living skills, obsessive and compulsive behaviors, and core issues in substance abuse. Some Geo Group facilities offer treatment groups including Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA).
Education Services: CI Big Spring offers GED, English-as-a-Second Language (ESL), and both American and Mexican Adult Basic Education (ABE) courses to the inmate population. Inmates without a GED or high school diploma are required to attend courses. Inmates are also provided with life skills classes to enhance parenting skills. High school diplomas and post-secondary programs are available through paid correspondence programs.
Advanced Occupational Education: CI Big Spring does not offer any advanced occupational education programs.
Vocational Training: CI Big Spring 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: CI Big Spring does not offer any apprenticeship programs.
Library Services: CI Big Spring offers a full 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.
UNICOR: CI Big Spring does not house a UNICOR facility.
Commissary: Inmates have access to an institutional commissary where they can purchase drinks, food, snacks, shoes, and limited electronics.
Recreation 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: See our page on prisoner visitation rules for more information.
Directions to Prison:
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.