Facility Address & Contact Information
Federal Correctional Institution Pollock
1000 Airbase Road
Pollock, LA 71467
BOP Website: https://www.bop.gov/locations/institutions/pom/
Inmate Correspondence Address
Inmate Name and Registration Number
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 4050
Pollock, LA 71467
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 Pollock is located in central Louisiana between Highways 165 and 167, approximately 12 miles north of Alexandria.
BOP Region: South Central Region (SCR)
BOP Institution Code: POM for FCI Pollock, POX for Pollock Federal Correctional Complex
Medical Care: Level 1. See our page on Medical Care Levels and Procedures for more information.
Judicial District: Western District of Louisiana
Population (as of Sept. 23, 2020): 1,339
Background: FCI Pollock is part of the Pollock Federal Correctional Complex (FCC). Notable inmates include Gene Gotti, member of the Gambino crime family, (sentenced to 50 years for running a multi-million dollar heroin ring), and Richard Scutari, one of the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives (pleaded guilty for committing a $3.8 million dollar armored car robbery in order to finance overthrowing the U.S. government). Scutari was also the security head of the white supremacist group called The Order.
Housing: Inmates are housed in one and two-person cells.
Health Services: Within 14 days of arrival at FCI Pollock, inmates receive a health care examination. All inmates have access to sick call, routine medical and dental call, emergency medical treatment, and medications. In order to request routine health care, inmates must submit a sick call request to Health Services. Emergency care is available 24 hours a day.
Psychology Services: FCI Pollock offers inmates various psychological programming groups, such as anger management, criminal thinking, HIV/AIDS awareness, and others. Crisis counseling is available on an as-needed basis. Notices of upcoming offerings are posted in inmate housing units.
Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP): FCI Pollock does not house a Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP), but does offer the Drug Abuse Education class and the Non-Residential Drug Abuse Program (NR-DAP).
Education Services: FCI Pollock provides literacy, GED, and English-as-a-Second Language (ESL) programs. A parenting program and Adult Continuing Education (ACE) classes are also available. High school diplomas and post-secondary programs are available to inmates through paid correspondence programs.
Advanced Occupational Education: FCI Pollock offers advanced occupational education in Building Trades, Business Management, Culinary Arts, Custodial Maintenance, Outdoor Motors, and Sewing.
Vocational Training: FCI Pollock does not offer any vocational training programs aside from its advanced occupational education programs.
Apprenticeship: FCI Pollock does not offer any apprenticeship programs.
Library Services: Inmates can utilize both the leisure and law libraries. Fiction and nonfiction books, magazines, and newspapers are available for inmate use. An Interlibrary Loan Program is also available. The law library offers legal material, typewriters, and a copy machine. The Education Department also has the TRULINCS Electronic Law Library.
UNICOR: The FCI Pollock UNICOR facility produces clothing and textiles.
Commissary: Inmates are allowed to shop once a week in the commissary on a designated day. While a monthly spending limit of $360.00 is imposed, inmates are only allowed to spend up to $160.00 each week. Some items include ice cream, candy, food, snacks, sodas, and clothing. Shoes, electronics, and over-the-counter medications are also available.
Recreation Services: The FCI Pollock Recreation Department houses both indoor and outdoor areas. Indoor activities include artwork and hobby craft projects. Outdoor activities offer various sports and use of the track.
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 Pollock, please buy a copy of the Directory of Federal Prisons: The Unofficial Guide to Bureau of Prisons Institutions by Christopher Zoukis.