Facility Address & Contact Information
Federal Detention Center Miami
33 N.E. 4th Street
Miami, FL 33132
BOP Website: https://www.bop.gov/locations/institutions/mim/
Inmate Correspondence Address
Inmate Name and Registration Number
Federal Detention Center
P.O. Box 019120
Miami, FL 33101
NOTE: Funds cannot be sent directly to inmates. See our page on sending money to federal prisoners for more information.
Sex: Male and Female
Security Level: Administrative (Multiple Security Levels).
Location: FDC Miami is located east of Miami International Airport in downtown Miami, at the corner of N.E. 4th Street and N. Miami Avenue.
BOP Region: Southeast Region (SER)
BOP Institution Code: MIM for FDC Miami
Medical Care: Level 2. See our page on Medical Care Levels and Procedures for more information.
Judicial District: Southern District of Florida
Population (as of Sept. 23, 2020): 1,064
Background: Built in 1985, FDC Miami houses pre-trial inmates. FDC Miami houses prisoners of the U.S. Marshals Service. Many of the prisoners are involved in federal court proceedings in the Southern District of Florida. FDC Miami aims to provide safe and humane confinement of inmates and detainees.
Housing: Inmates are housed in two-person cells.
Health Services: Services available to inmates include sick call, x-rays, lab, dental, pharmacy, female health care, and emergency treatment. The clinic is open 24 hours a day for emergency care needs.
Psychology Services: FDC Miami offers crisis intervention, brief counseling sessions, individual counseling, and follow-up with inmates who are prescribed psychotropic medication. Psychology Services also offers a number of specialized programs dealing with mental health care including The Resolve Program (focuses on physical and/or sexual abuse) and nonresidential counseling groups which focus on coping skills, building healthy relationships, and enhancing emotional stability. Inmates can request program placement by submitting an Inmate Request to Staff form (cop-out).
Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP): FDC Miami does not house a Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP). However, it does offer drug abuse programming, including a Drug Abuse Education Course and Non-Residential Drug Abuse Treatment Program (NR-DAP).
Education Services: FDC Miami provides mandatory literacy, GED, and English-as-a-Second Language (ESL) programs. High school diplomas and post-secondary programs are available through paid correspondence programs.
Advanced Occupational Education: FDC Miami offers advanced occupational education in Computerized Engraving, Custodial Technician, and Food Handler programs.
Vocational Treatment: FDC Miami does not offer any vocational training programs aside from its advanced occupational education offerings.
Apprenticeship: FDC Miami does not offer any apprenticeship programs.
Library Services: Leisure and law libraries are provided at FDC Miami. The leisure library offers magazines, newspapers, fiction, nonfiction, and reference books. Inmates are provided access to legal materials and an opportunity to prepare legal documents through the use of the TRULINCS Electronic Law Library. A copying machine is available to reproduce materials needed for research. Electric typewriters are also available for inmate use.
UNICOR: FDC Miami does not house a UNICOR facility.
Commissary: Inmates can spend up to $360.00 per month on items such as sodas, ice cream, food, clothing, electronics, and shoes. Each inmate at FDC Miami receives a commissary card upon arrival. They must have their commissary ID card in their possession at all times.
Recreation Services: Inmates at FDC Miami have access to organized and informal games, wellness activities, curricular and extracurricular activities, sports, social activities, artwork, hobby crafts, physical fitness, table games, and board games. Board games include chess, checkers, dominoes, table tennis, Monopoly, Uno, Scrabble, Risk, Parcheesi, backgammon, and card games. Leisure activities for inmates include crocheting, step aerobics, stair-stepping machines, calisthenics, and exercise bikes. Competitive tournaments take place weekly in basketball, soccer, handball, dominoes, spades, bingo, and bowling.
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 FDC Miami, please buy a copy of the Directory of Federal Prisons: The Unofficial Guide to Bureau of Prisons Institutions by Christopher Zoukis.