Facilities: FCI Texarkana with an adjacent minimum security satellite prison camp.
Facility Address & Contact Information
Federal Correctional Institution Texarkana
4001 Leopard Drive
Texarkana, TX 75501
BOP Website: https://www.bop.gov/locations/institutions/tex/
Inmate Correspondence Address
For FCI Texarkana
Inmate Name and Registration Number
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 7000
Texarkana, TX 75505
For Satellite Prison Camp
Inmate Name and Registration Number
Satellite Prison Camp
P.O. Box 9300
Texarkana, TX 75505
NOTE: Funds cannot be sent directly to inmates. See our page on sending money to federal prisoners for more information.
Security Level: Main: Low; Camp: Minimum
Location: FCI Texarkana is located in northeast Texas near the Arkansas border, 175 miles east of Dallas, 70 miles north of Shreveport, LA; off Route 59 South on Leopard Drive.
BOP Region: South Central Region (SCR)
BOP Institution Code: TEX for FCI Texarkana
Medical Care: Level 2. See our page on Medical Care Levels and Procedures for more information.
Judicial District: Eastern District of Texas
Population (as of Sept. 23, 2020): Main: 887; Camp: 171
Background: FCI Texarkana was opened in 1940. Notable inmate Keith Judd, (sentenced to 17 years for extortion), filed papers to run for president in the 2012 general election. Judd won 41 percent of the primary vote in West Virginia against incumbent Barack Obama.
Housing: Inmates are housed in two, and four-person rooms to dormitories with up to 40 inmates. In the camp, inmates are housed in dormitories.
Health Services: FCI Texarkana provides preventive health care, emergency medical care, chronic care, medications, physical examinations, annual TB testing, dental care, and eyeglasses. Emergency medical care is available 24 hours a day, while on-site medical care is available 16 hours a day. Inmates must submit a triage form to be evaluated for routine care needs.
Psychology Services: All inmates are screened by a psychologist upon arrival to FCI Texarkana. Psychology staff offers brief individual counseling and 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. The Psychology Department also provides drug abuse treatment for those who have substance use disorders, help determine the need for psychotropic medication, consult with other staff about the mental health needs of inmates, and coordinate services with other departments as appropriate. Crisis intervention is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including holidays.
Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP): FCI Texarkana does not house a Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP). The camp does house a Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP). Both facilities also offer a Drug Abuse Education program and the Non-Residential Drug Abuse Program (NR-DAP).
Education Services: Inmates at FCI Texarkana are offered literacy, GED, and English-as-a-Second Language (ESL) programs. Adult Continuing Education (ACE), a parenting program (Inside Out Dad), Language Lab, and a Resume Writing Workshop are also available. Information on course offerings and enrollment are posted on bulletin boards in the units, in the Education Department, and on TRULINCS. High school diplomas and post-secondary programs are available through paid correspondence programs.
Advanced Occupational Education: FCI Texarkana offers advanced occupational education in Business Computer Applications, Introduction to Culinary Arts, Culinary Arts, Graphic Design, HVAC, Upholstery, and Welding. The camp offers advanced occupational education programs in Automotive/Diesel Mechanics, Building Trades, Business Computer Applications, HVAC, and Introduction to Culinary Arts.
Vocational Training: FCI Texarkana does not offer any vocational training programs aside from its advanced occupational education programs.
Apprenticeship: FCI Texarkana offers apprenticeships in Dental Assistant, Dental Technician, Electrical Apprenticeship, and HVAC. The camp offers Dental Assistant Apprenticeship, Dental Technician, Electrical Apprenticeship, and HVAC.
Library Services: The leisure library houses a wide variety of books including vocational and technical books, general reference (i.e., encyclopedias, dictionaries, etc.), college and high school texts, as well as fiction and nonfiction. Several magazines and daily newspapers are provided. The law library utilizes the Lexis Nexis Electronic Law Library system. Inmates may research legal information through the available computer stations. Typewriters and a copy machine are available for inmate use.
UNICOR: The FCI Texarkana UNICOR facility handles recycling activities and services, and produces industrial products.
Commissary: Inmates are permitted to spend up to $360.00 per month on a variety of products. The main commissary is located between the Hospital and the Dining Hall. The camp commissary is located behind the housing area in the Hospital and Commissary building. All monies sent or earned are deposited into the inmate’s commissary account. Commissary hours and prices are posted on the bulletin board.
Recreation Services: The Recreation Departments in both facilities provide a number of exercise programs based on cardiovascular exercise, which are 10 weeks in length and are available for all age groups. The classes vary in exercises and topics of instruction include health, nutrition, exercise, stretching, and personal training. A variety of sports programs are also available for the inmate population. Intramural/Extramural leagues include volleyball, basketball, softball, soccer, horseshoes, bocce ball, micro-soccer, indoor volleyball, and indoor basketball. The gymnasium offers basketball, handball/racquetball, volleyball, and aerobic equipment during the winter months. The recreation yard offers a jogging/walking track, two outdoor exercise areas, two basketball courts, and two multi-purpose courts. Bocce ball courts, horseshoe pits, and an area for handball and racquetball are also available. A small recreation yard contains two handball courts and a covered weight lifting area. A large recreation yard has a softball field, soccer field, running track, six handball courts, two horseshoe pits, a bocce pit, two shuffleboard decks, a basketball court, and a weight lifting area. The Modular Unit (not available at the camp) offers a place for table and board games, music, billiard tables, ping pong table, and art and hobby craft. An Activity Center provides an area for playing card games and various table games. The hobby craft program offers inmates the opportunity to participate in leathercraft, stick art, beads, and art (painting, drawing, and airbrushing). The prison’s music program has two band rooms.
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 Texarkana, please buy a copy of the Directory of Federal Prisons: The Unofficial Guide to Bureau of Prisons Institutions by Christopher Zoukis.