Facilities: FCI Tucson with a Detention Center.
Facility Address & Contact Information
Federal Correctional Institution Tucson
8901 South Wilmot Road
Tucson, AZ 85706
BOP Website: https://www.bop.gov/locations/institutions/tcn/
Facility Address & Contact Information
Inmate Name and Registration Number
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 23811
Tucson, AZ 85734
NOTE: Funds cannot be sent directly to federal inmates. See our page on sending money to federal prisoners for more information.
Sex: Main: Male; Detention Center: Male and Female
Security Level: Main: Medium; Detention Center: Administrative (Multiple Security Levels)
Location: FCI Tucson is located in southern Arizona, 10 miles southeast of Tucson, near I-10 and Wilmot Road.
BOP Region: Western Region (WXR)
BOP Institution Code: TCN for FCI Tucson, TCX for Tucson Federal Correctional Complex
Medical Care Level: Level 3. See our page on Medical Care Levels and Procedures for more information.
Judicial District: District of Arizona
Population (as of Sept. 23, 2020): 245
Background: FCI Tucson was opened in 1982. It is part of the Tucson Federal Correctional Complex (FCC). An administrative unit houses male and female inmates. Notable inmates include Charles Keating (served 5 years for bankruptcy and wire fraud) and Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif (serving an 18-year sentence for conspiracy to murder U.S. officers).
Housing: Inmates are housed in two-person cells.
Health Services: Sick call, dental call, medication, physical examinations, eyeglasses, and emergency medical care are all available to inmates at FCI Tucson. Inmates are assigned to a specific health care provider who treats them for the duration of their stay. Inmates must submit a sick call form in order to be evaluated for routine health care needs. Emergency care is available 24 hours a day.
Psychology Services: FCI Tucson Psychology Services Department provides screening, assessment, and treatment of mental health conditions, individual and group counseling, psycho-educational classes, self-help and supportive services, and referral to Health Services for medical treatment of mental illness. Typical groups include anger management and stress management. Notices of upcoming treatment offerings are posted in inmate housing units.
Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP): FCI Tucson does not house a Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP), but referrals can be made to institutions that do provide RDAP. The facility does provide other drug abuse programs, a Drug Abuse Education Course, the Non-Residential Drug Abuse Program (NR-DAP), Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), and Narcotics Anonymous (NA).
Education Services: FCI Tucson offers GED and English-as-a-Second Language (ESL). Inmates who do not possess a GED or high school diploma are required to attend educational programming. Inmate Performance Pay is regulated by the inmate’s level of education. Those not having a verified GED/High School Diploma are restricted to Grade 4 compensation for their inmate work assignment. INEA-Mexican High School Diploma Program students can have concurrent enrollment in GED literacy and in INEA-Mexican High School Diploma Program. The Mexican Consulate offers certificates in primary and secondary education through the Education Department. The Mexican curriculum is a voluntary program open to any student wishing to receive accreditation from the Mexican Government in either program. The Education Department offers a variety of re-entry classes to assist inmates in making a productive reintegration into society. High school diplomas and post-secondary programs are available through paid correspondence programs.
Advanced Occupational Education: FCI Tucson offers advanced occupational education in Custodial Maintenance, Basic & Advanced Baking, Serve Safe, NRAEF, and Business & Accounting.
Vocational Training: FCI Tucson offers vocational training programs in Electrical, HVAC, Plumbing, and Cooking/Baking.
Apprenticeship: FCI Tucson offers apprenticeships in Cook, Electrician, HVAC, Pastry Cook, and Plumber.
Library Services: FCI Tucson provides leisure and law libraries to inmates at both facilities. The leisure library contains newspapers, magazines, reference materials, and general circulation books. Inmates may check out fiction or nonfiction books for 14 days. The law library provides inmates with access to the TRULINCS Electronic Law Library, typewriters, and a copy machine.
UNICOR: The FCI Tucson UNICOR facility handles recycling activities.
Commissary: Inmates are allowed to spend up to $360.00 per month on items such as snacks, food, ice cream, radios, MP3 players, sodas, and more. Inmates can shop once a week on their designated shopping day. Postage stamps, copy cards, and over-the-counter medications do not count against the spending limitation.
Recreation Services: FCI Tucson provides inmates the opportunity to engage in both indoor and outdoor recreation. Inside, inmates can play music, cards, and board games. Inmates can also paint, draw, and engage in other art and craft activities. Outside, inmates can exercise, run the tracks, play sport, and socialize.
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 Tucson, please buy a copy of the Directory of Federal Prisons: The Unofficial Guide to Bureau of Prisons Institutions by Christopher Zoukis.