Facility Address & Contact Information
Federal Prison Camp Pensacola
110 Raby Avenue
Pensacola, FL 32509
BOP Website: https://www.bop.gov/locations/institutions/pen/
Inmate Correspondence Address
Inmate Name and Registration Number
Federal Prison Camp
P.O. Box 3949
Pensacola, FL 32516
NOTE: Funds cannot be sent directly to inmates. See our page on sending money to federal prisoners for more information.
Security Level: Minimum
Location: FPC Pensacola is located 175 miles west of Tallahassee, 50 miles east of Mobile, Alabama on Saufley Field, off I-10.
BOP Region: Southeast Region (SER)
BOP Institution Code: PEN for FPC Pensacola
Medical Care: Level 2. See our page on Medical Care Levels and Procedures for more information.
Judicial District: Northern District of Florida
Population (as of Sept. 23, 2020): 304
Background: FPC Pensacola was opened in 1988. In 2007 the prison made news when an inmate on work detail escaped at Naval Air Station Pensacola. In July 2009, Forbes magazine listed FPC Pensacola as the number two “cushiest prison” in the United States.
Housing: Inmates are housed in open dorms divided into two-person cubicles or eight-person rooms.
Health Services: FPC Pensacola provides sick call, emergency treatment, pharmacy services, physical examinations, dental services, and immunizations. Inmates are assigned to a specific health care provider who treats them for the duration of their stay. Emergency medical care is available 24 hours a day.
Psychology Services: FPC Pensacola provides intake screenings, referrals, acute crisis intervention, suicide prevention and intervention, sexually abusive behavior prevention and intervention, brief counseling, individual and group therapy, mental health evaluation (by staff referral only), and a psychology self-help resource library where inmates can check out books/videos, etc.
Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP): FPC Pensacola houses a Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP). A Drug Abuse Treatment Program, a Drug Abuse Education Program, and the Non-Residential Drug Abuse Treatment Program (NR-DAP) are also offered.
Education Services: FPC Pensacola provides literacy, GED, and English-as-a-Second Language (ESL) programs. A parenting program and Adult Continuing Education (ACE) programs are also available. High school diplomas and post-secondary programs are available through paid correspondence programs.
Advanced Occupational Education: FPC Pensacola does not offer any advanced occupational education programs.
Vocational Training: FPC Pensacola offers Computer Applications, Microsoft Office 2003, and A+ Computer Technician vocational training programs.
Apprenticeship: FPC Pensacola and offers apprenticeships in Cooking, Baker, Carpenter, Electrician, Greenskeeper II, Horticulturist, HVAC Technician, Landscape Technician, Marine Outboard Mechanic, Plumber, Small Engine Mechanic, and Welder.
Library Services: A law library and leisure library are available for inmates. In the law library, inmates can conduct legal research on the TRULINCS Electronic Law Library computers. Typewriters and a copy machine are also available for inmate use. The leisure library offers newspapers, fiction and nonfiction books, and magazines for inmates to check out.
UNICOR: FPC Pensacola does not house a UNICOR facility.
Commissary: Inmates at FPC Pensacola are allowed to shop in the commissary once a week on their designated day. A monthly spending limitation of $360.00 is imposed. A wide variety of commissary items are available for inmate purchase.
Recreation Services: The Recreation Department offers a wide variety of leisure time activities. Intramural sports such as softball, basketball, flag football, soccer, volleyball, weight training, and fitness (abs/stretching, step aerobics, Presidential Sports Award Program, wellness), activities are available. Additional activities include music, hobby craft (art, leather, wood), racquetball, bocce ball, and horseshoes.
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 FPC Pensacola, please buy a copy of the Directory of Federal Prisons: The Unofficial Guide to Bureau of Prisons Institutions by Christopher Zoukis.