Federal Medical Center Devens | FMC Devens

Facilities: FMC Devens with an adjacent minimum security satellite prison camp.

Facility Address & Contact Information

Federal Medical Center Devens
42 Patton Road
Ayer, MA 01432

Phone: 978-796-1000

Fax: 978-796-1118

Email: DEV/EXECASSISTANT@BOP.GOV

BOP Website: https://www.bop.gov/locations/institutions/dev/

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_Medical_Center,_Devens

Inmate Correspondence Address

For FMC Devens

Inmate Name and Registration Number
FMC Devens
Federal Medical Center
P.O. Box 879
Ayer, MA 01432

For Satellite Prison Camp

Inmate Name and Registration Number
FMC Devens
Satellite Prison Camp
P.O. Box 879
Ayer, MA 01432

NOTE: Funds cannot be sent directly to federal inmates. See our page on sending money to federal prisoners for more information.

Sex: Male

Security Level: Administrative (Multiple Security Levels)

Location: FMC Devens is located in north central Massachusetts, about 39 miles west of Boston and 20 miles north of Worcester on the decommissioned military base of Fort Devens.

BOP Region: Northeast Region (NER)

BOP Institution Code: DEV for FMC Devens

Medical Care Level: Level 4. See our page on Medical Care Levels and Procedures for more information.

Judicial District: District of Massachusetts

Population (as of Feb. 1, 2017): Main: 956; Camp: 120

Background: FMC Devens was opened in 1999. The camp was opened in 1998. The main facility is a Sex Offender Management Program (SOMP), which means that around 40 percent of the inmate population is incarcerated for a current or past sexual offense. Current notable inmates include Peter Madoff (serving a 10-year sentence for conspiracy to commit securities fraud), former underboss of the Colombo crime family John Franzese (serving an 8-year sentence for racketeering conspiracy), and former underboss of the Gambino crime family Frank Locascio (serving a life sentence for racketeering and directing criminal activities). Former notable inmates include John Gambino (charged with drug trafficking and murder, released in 2006), former director of Goldman Sachs Rajat Gupta (released in March 2016, served two years for insider trading), and John Riggi (former boss of the DeCalvacante family, served 22 years for racketeering, extortion, and conspiracy to commit murder).

Housing: Inmates are housed in one or two-person cells. Inmates in the camp are housed in open dormitories.

Health Services: Inmates receive a thorough physical examination and psychological tests during the orientation period. Health services include medical sick call, dental sick call, and all support services. Emergency health care services are available 24 hours each day. Routine care is obtained by submitting a triage form to Health Services.

Psychology Services: New inmates at FCI Devens undergo psychological testing during their Admission & Orientation phase. Crisis counseling, coping skills, suicide prevention, mental health counseling, and spiritual counseling are all available for inmates. The Psychology Department also offers a Residential Sex Offender Treatment Program (SOTP-R) (only available at FMC Devens) and a Sex Offender Management Program (SOMP). This department also offers self-development programs in both group and individual counseling.

Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP): FMC Devens does not house a Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP). However, the Non-Residential Drug Abuse Program (NR-DAP) and the Drug Education class are offered.

Education Services: FMC Devens and the camp provide GED, parenting, and English-as-a-Second Language (ESL) programs. Certificates are awarded for completion of all programs. Adult Continuing Education (ACE) classes are also available, which are taught by fellow inmates and span a wide variety of topics. High school diplomas and post-secondary programs are available through paid correspondence programs.

Advanced Occupational Education: FMC Devens does not offer any advanced occupational education programs.

Vocation Training: FMC Devens offers vocational training in Computer Applications/MS Office and Culinary Arts.

Apprenticeship: FMC Devens offers apprenticeships in Education & Training and HVAC. The camp offers apprenticeships in Animal Trainer and Cook.

Library Services: A leisure and law library is available for inmates. An electronic law library has been added as part of the TRULINCS system, where inmates can conduct legal research from a database that contains the latest updates on case law from every federal district and circuit court in the United States, federal criminal/civil rules of procedure, sentencing guidelines, Bureau of Prisons policy statements, and more. Magazines, newspapers and basic reference books cannot be removed from the library, but fiction and nonfiction books can. Typewriters are available for inmate use in preparing legal documents. A copy machine is also available for inmate use.

UNICOR: FMC Devens and the camp do not house a UNICOR facility.

Commissary: Funds deposited by an inmate’s family, friends, or other sources are stored in their commissary account that is administered by FMC Devens. With these funds inmates can make telephone calls, send and receive emails, and purchase commissary items. Commissary items include sodas, snacks, food, clothing, ice cream, and shoes. 

Recreation Services: FMC Devens recreation programs include indoor and outdoor activities that range from individualized hobby craft programs to intramural team sports. The Inmate Recreation and Activity Center includes a multi-purpose room, outdoor recreation yard, and an indoor inmate Activity Center. The indoor Activity Center is located on the recreation yard and is intended for activities such as basketball, soccer, and floor hockey. The Hobby Craft Shop and a music practice room are located in the Recreation Building.

Visitation Information: See our page on prisoner visitation rules for more information.

Directions to Prison:

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Federal Medical Center Devens | FMC Devens
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Federal Medical Center Devens is a federal prison located in Devens, Massachusetts. Learn more about this prison such as its background, population, security levels, health services, commissary, visitation, directions to the prison and more.
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