Facility Address & Contact Information
Federal Correctional Institution Coleman Low
846 N.E. 54th Terrace
Coleman, FL 33521
BOP Website: https://www.bop.gov/locations/institutions/col/
Inmate Correspondence Address
Inmate Name and Registration Number
FCI Coleman Low
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 1031
Coleman, FL 33521
NOTE: Funds cannot be sent directly to inmates. See our page on sending money to federal prisoners for more information.
Security Level: Low
Location: FCI Coleman Low is located in central Florida, south of the town of Coleman, off Highway 301 on State Road 471 in Sumter County; about 50 miles northwest of Orlando, 60 miles northeast of Tampa, and 35 miles south of Ocala.
BOP Region: Southeast Region (SER)
BOP Institution Code: COL for FCI Coleman Low, COX for Coleman Federal Correctional Complex
Medical Care: Level 3. See our page on Medical Care Levels and Procedures for more information.
Judicial District: Middle District of Florida
Population (as of Sept. 23, 2020): 1,720
Background: FCI Coleman Low was opened in 1995. It is part of the Coleman Federal Correctional Complex (FCC).
Housing: Inmates are housed in dormitories which are divided into two-person pods.
Health Services: FCI Coleman Low provides sick call, emergency care, intake screening, physical examinations, medications, dental services, HIV testing, eye exams, and prescription glasses. No fees are charged for health care services based on health care staff referrals, health care staff-approved follow-up treatment for a chronic condition, preventive health care services, emergency services, diagnosis or treatment of chronic infectious diseases, mental health care, or substance abuse treatment. The $2.00 co-pay is also not charged when a health care provider orders or approves any of the following services: blood pressure monitoring, glucose monitoring, insulin injections, chronic care clinics, TB testing, vaccinations, wound care, or patient education.
Psychology Services: FCI Coleman Low offers individual counseling, group counseling, psychological assessment, psychiatric consultation, crisis intervention, and AIDS counseling. Upcoming group offerings are posted in inmate housing units. Inmates must submit a cop-out in order to request program placement. Self-help programs are also available including Sexually Abusive Behavior Prevention and Intervention.
Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP): FCI Coleman Low houses a Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP). The facility also offers the Non-Residential Drug Abuse Treatment Program (NR-DAP), Drug Education class, Freedom from Drugs course, Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), and Narcotics Anonymous (NA).
Education Services: FCI Coleman Low offers literacy, GED, and English-as-a-Second Language (ESL) programs. Adult Continuing Education (ACE) classes and a parenting program are also available. High school diplomas and post-secondary programs are available through paid correspondence programs.
Advanced Occupational Education: FCI Coleman Low offers advanced occupational education in Culinary Arts, Cook, HVAC, Electric, Custodial Maintenance, Microsoft 07, Horticulture, and the Mavis Beacon Typing program.
Vocational Training: FCI Coleman Low does not offer any vocational training programs.
Apprenticeship: FCI Coleman Low offers Dental Assistant, HVAC, Landscape Tech, and Plumber apprenticeship programs.
Library Services: FCI Coleman Low has both a leisure library and a law library. Both libraries are open six days a week, excluding Sundays and holidays. The leisure library allows inmates to check out fiction and nonfiction books, magazines, and newspapers. The law library permits inmates access to the TRULINCS Electronic Law Library. A photocopy machine is also available in the leisure library.
UNICOR: The FCI Coleman Low UNICOR facility produces office furniture.
Commissary: The spending limit is $360.00 per month. Inmates are issued an identification card, which must be presented when shopping in the commissary. All account balances can be checked from the AIMS machine located beside the commissary. Commissary items include food, drinks, clothing, shoes, radios, MP3 players, over-the-counter medications, and more. Commissary items are delivered on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Recreation Services: The FCI Coleman Low Recreation Department consists of both indoor and outdoor activities. The recreation yard includes a flag football/soccer field, volleyball court, handball/racquetball courts, horseshoe pits, walking/running track, softball fields, basketball courts, a multi-purpose court, bocce courts, and fitness stations. Major and minor intramural leagues are offered for soccer, softball, volleyball, handball, flag football, basketball, tennis, horseshoes, bocce, and racquetball. There is also a music room, arts and crafts program, games (e.g., board games), and fitness classes (e.g., yoga).
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 FCI Coleman Low, please buy a copy of the Directory of Federal Prisons: The Unofficial Guide to Bureau of Prisons Institutions by Christopher Zoukis.