Facility Address & Contact Information
Federal Prison Camp Montgomery
Maxwell Air Force Base
Montgomery, AL 36112
BOP Website: https://www.bop.gov/locations/institutions/mon/
Inmate Correspondence Address
Inmate Name and Registration Number
Federal Prison Camp
Maxwell Air Force Base
Montgomery, AL 36112
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security level: Minimum
Location: FPC Montgomery is located on Maxwell Air Force Base, off I-65 and I-85.
BOP Region: Southeast Region (SER)
BOP Institution Code: MON for FPC Montgomery
Medical Care Level: Level 2. See our page on Medical Care Levels and Procedures for more information.
Judicial District: Middle District of Alabama
Population (as of Feb. 1, 2017): 821
Background: FPC Montgomery was opened in 1930. It was originally named Federal Prison Camp Maxwell Field. Notable inmates include Jesse Jackson, Jr. (released March 2015 after serving 29 months for conspiracy to commit wire fraud, mail fraud, and making false statements), former U.S. Federal Judge Robert Frederick Collins (released November 1997 after serving 5 years for accepting money to influence his disposition of a case), IndyCar driver John Paul, Jr. (released in October 1988 after serving 28 months for racketeering), former professional football player Reche Caldwell (sentenced to 27 months for drug possession with intent to distribute), and former Enron Corporation CEO Jeff Skilling (sentenced to 24 years for conspiracy, insider trading, making false statements to auditors, and securities fraud).
Housing: Inmates are housed in dorms, divided into two-person cubicles. There are a total of three housing units.
Health Services: FPC Montgomery provides sick call, dental sick call, medical emergency services, and medications. Inmates must submit a sick call form in order to be evaluated for routine care needs. Emergency medical care is available 24 hours a day.
Psychology Services: Psychology services at FPC Montgomery include screening, assessment, and treatment of mental health problems, individual and group counseling, psycho-educational classes, self-help and supportive services, and referral to Health Services for medical treatment of mental illness. Regular treatment groups include anger management, HIV/AIDS awareness, stress management, and criminal thinking.
Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP): FPC Montgomery houses a Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP). Drug abuse programming, a Drug Abuse Education course, and the Non-Residential Drug Abuse Program (NR-DAP) are also offered.
Education Services: FPC Montgomery provides a literacy, GED, and English-as-a-Second Language (ESL) program. A parenting class is also available. High school diplomas and post-secondary programs are available through paid correspondence programs.
Advanced Occupational Education: FPC Montgomery offers Building and Grounds Cleaning, Horticulture, Mechanics, Computer Applications, A+ Certification, WordPerfect, and Culinary Arts advanced occupational education programs.
Vocational Training: FPC Montgomery offers a Commercial Driver’s License vocational training program.
Apprenticeship: FPC Montgomery offers apprenticeship programs in Electric Technician, Greens Keeper, Small Engine Repair, Plumber, Horticulture, Housekeeping, HVAC, and Landscaping.
Library Services: Both a leisure and law library are available to the inmate population. The leisure library offers nonfiction and fiction books, newspapers, and magazines. The law library primarily consists of the TRULINCS Electronic Law Library. Both are open six days a week.
UNICOR: The FPC Montgomery UNICOR facility handles laundry services.
Commissary: Inmates are permitted to purchase items not to exceed the $360.00 monthly spending limitation. Over-the-counter medications and postage stamps do not count against the monthly spending limit. A maximum of 30 first-class stamps can be purchased during regular sales. The equivalent in international and single stamps can be purchased. Popular commissary items include ice cream, drink mixes, food, electronics, clothing, and shoes.
Recreation Services: The FPC Montgomery Recreation Department provides activities and services, such as wellness classes, a music room, pool tables, and various fitness equipment. FPC Montgomery also offers the Inmates Providing Animal Care and Training (IMPACT) Program, which raises puppies to become Service Dogs for Canine Companions for Independence, a non-profit service organization.
Visitation Information: See our page on prisoner visitation rules for more information.
Directions to Prison:
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