Tennessee houses one stand-alone federal prison and one federal prison camp. These Tennessee federal prisons are overseen by the Mid-Atlantic Regional Office. In total, 1,092 inmates are housed inside this federal prison in Tennessee. There is also an adjacent detention center for inmates pending trial in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee and sentenced inmates awaiting final designation and transfer to the institution where they will serve out their sentence.
Tennessee Federal Prisons by Security Level
Medium-Security Federal Prisons in Tennessee
- FCI Memphis (Memphis, TN)
Minimum-Security Federal Prisons in Tennessee
- FCI Memphis Camp (Memphis, TN)
Federal Prisons in Tennessee
Federal Correctional Institution Memphis (FCI Memphis) is a medium-security level federal prison located in Memphis, Tennessee. It is overseen by the Mid-Atlantic Regional Office. FCI Memphis is a Medical Care Level 2 prison. It houses 1,040 male inmates.
Federal Correctional Institution Memphis Camp (FCI Memphis Camp) is a minimum-security level federal prison located in Memphis, Tennessee. It is overseen by the Mid-Atlantic Regional Office. FCI Memphis Camp is a Medical Care Level 2 prison. It houses 108 male inmates.
List of Tennessee Federal Prisons
There is one federal prison and one prison camp in Tennessee. They are overseen by the Mid-Atlantic Regional Office of the Federal Bureau of Prisons. By clicking on the below links, you will be taken to the facilities’ detailed profiles where you can learn about specific facility offerings, information, and contact details. On these pages, you will also find the most recent PREA audit report, Admission & Orientation Handbook, visitation policies, and more.
Federal Correctional Institution, Memphis, located in Shelby County in Memphis, Tennessee, is a medium-security facility for male offenders with an adjacent minimum-security work camp. It opened in 1977. In addition to the standard facility, the institution also contains a detention center for male detainees who are awaiting trial. Unless detainees are deemed physically or mentally unable to work by prison health officials, all inmates must work in prison jobs. In addition, they may pursue academic and enrichment courses. For example, the facility offers GED, ESL, and Adult Continuing Education (ACE) classes to inmates. Inmates also have access to law and leisure libraries, indoor and outdoor recreation, and various drug treatment programs.
Federal Correctional Institution, Memphis Camp, located in Shelby County in Memphis, Tennessee, is a minimum-security work camp for male offenders with an adjacent medium-security prison. The inmates incarcerated here are deemed to be nonviolent and are not constrained by as many restrictions and controls as those experienced at higher security prisons. Sex offenders and inmates with a history of escape are not permitted to be housed at federal prison camps. Inmates may participate in educational and personal enrichment courses. Unless medically excused, inmates must maintain prison employment. All general population inmates have access to GED, English-as-a-Second Language (ESL), and Adult Continuing Education (ACE) classes. Additionally, inmates have access to both indoor and outside recreational opportunities.
Facility Wikipedia Pages
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