Facility Address & Contact Information
Federal Correctional Institution Forrest City Medium
1400 Dale Bumpers Road
Forrest City, AR 72335
BOP Website: https://www.bop.gov/locations/institutions/fom/
Inmate Correspondence Address
Inmate Name and Registration Number
FCI Forrest City Medium
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 3000
Forrest City, AR 72336
NOTE: Funds cannot be sent directly to inmates. See our page on sending money to federal prisoners for more information.
Security Level: Medium
Location: FCI Forrest City Medium is located in eastern Arkansas, between Little Rock (58 miles east) and Memphis (45 miles west), near I-40.
BOP Region: South Central Region (SCR)
BOP Institution Code: FOM for FCI Forrest City Medium, FOX for Forrest City Federal Correctional Complex
Medical Care: Level 2. See our page on Medical Care Levels and Procedures for more information.
Judicial District: Eastern District of Arkansas
Population (as of Sept. 23, 2020): 1,056
Background: FCI Forrest City Medium is part of the Forrest City Federal Correctional Complex (FCC), which also houses Forrest City Low (with an adjacent minimum security satellite camp).
Housing: Inmates are housed in cells.
Health Services: Sick call, medical and dental emergency care, medications, periodic examinations, optometry, and eyeglasses are available at FCI Forrest City Medium. All inmates receive a physical examination within their first 14 days of arriving at the facility. Routine health care is available through the submission of triage forms. Emergency medical care is available 24 hours a day by contacting any member of the prison’s staff.
Psychology Services: Psychology staff offers comprehensive individual and group therapy programs. These programs address the full range of clinical disorders, provide self-help options, assess and treat behavioral and emotional problems, and facilitate overall adjustment. Regular groups include criminal thinking, anger management, and others. Crisis intervention is available 24 hours, seven days a week by approaching any staff member and requesting Psychology Services to be contacted.
Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP): FCI Forrest City Medium houses a Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP). The facility also provides a Drug Abuse Education Course, the Non-Residential Drug Abuse Program (NR-DAP), Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), and Narcotics Anonymous (NA).
Education Services: FCI Forrest Medium provides literacy, GED, and English-as-a-Second Language (ESL) programs. Instructors use the Adult Basic Learning Exam (ABLE), Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE), and Spanish Assessment of Basic Education (SABE) tests to determine each inmate’s academic abilities. Adult Continuing Education (ACE) and parenting classes are also available to the inmate population. High school diplomas and post-secondary programs are available through paid correspondence programs.
Advanced Occupational Education: FCI Forrest City Medium offers advanced occupational education in Building Trades, Diesel Technology, and Office Technology.
Vocational Training: FCI Forrest City Medium does not offer any vocational training aside from its advanced occupational education programs.
Apprenticeship: FCI Forrest City Medium does not offer any apprenticeships.
Library Services: The leisure library contains a broad selection of fiction and nonfiction books, magazines, and newspapers, which inmates can check out. The law library contains a variety of legal reference materials for use in preparing legal papers. Reference materials include the United States Code Annotated, Federal Reporter, Supreme Court Reporter, Bureau of Prisons program statements, institution supplements, Code of Federal Regulations, federal case law, and other legal materials. The law library is located in the Education Department.
UNICOR: The FCI Forrest City Medium UNICOR facility produces office furniture.
Commissary: Inmates at FCI Forrest City Medium are allowed to shop once per week on their designated shopping day. A $360.00 monthly spending limit is imposed. Inmates can purchase a wide variety of items. Items include ice cream, sodas, food, candy, and various snacks. Clothing, shoes, and electronics can also be purchased.
Recreation Services: FCI Forrest City Medium offers a variety of indoor and outdoor activities. A leisure center offers music rooms, TV (sports or news only), patio area, billiard table, football, ping-pong, table games and multi-purpose rooms, a hobby craft area, a fitness area, and a gym. A recreation yard offers a variety of outdoor activities, programs and classes, step aerobics, exercise classes, and spinning and circuit training on the fitness equipment. Intramural and individual sports are also available to the general population.
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 Forrest City Medium, please buy a copy of the Directory of Federal Prisons: The Unofficial Guide to Bureau of Prisons Institutions by Christopher Zoukis.