Federal Correctional Institution Bastrop is a low-security federal prison located in Bastrop, Texas. It is also known as FCI Bastrop and Bastrop TX federal prison. FCI Bastrop Camp is adjacent to the main institution. Both facilities house male inmates.
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Table of contents
- FCI Bastrop Contact Information
- Federal Correctional Institution Bastrop Inmate Information
- FCI Bastrop Prison Services Information
- FCI Bastrop Educational, Library, and Recreation Offerings
- Visitation Information for FCI Bastrop
- FCI Bastrop TX Federal Prison Culture Information
- FCI Bastrop in the News
- More Information About Federal Correctional Institution Bastrop
- Your FCI Bastrop Federal Prison Experts
FCI Bastrop Contact Information
Facility Address & Contact Information
Federal Correctional Institution Bastrop
1341 Highway 95 North
Bastrop, TX 78602
Email: [email protected]
Inmate Correspondence Address
Inmate Name and Registration Number
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 1010
Bastrop, TX 78602-1010
FCI Bastrop Prison Camp
Inmate Name and Registration Number
FCI Bastrop Camp
Satellite Prison Camp
P.O. Box 1010
Bastrop, TX 78602
How to Send Money
Federal inmates may not receive funds directly. See our page on sending money to federal prisoners. Family members may use Western Union, Money Gram, and the National Lockbox in Des Moines, Iowa, to send money to an inmate.
Federal Correctional Institution Bastrop Inmate Information
Prison Security Level
FCI Bastrop is located 30 miles southeast of Austin, 8 miles south of Elgin, and 8 miles north of Bastrop, off Highway 95.
BOP Institution Code
BAS for FCI Bastrop
Medical Care Level
Level 2. See our page on Medical Care Levels and Procedures for more information.
Mental Health Care Level
The Bastrop, TX federal prison houses approximately 1,300 male offenders. The camp houses around 200 inmates.
FCI Bastrop Prison Services Information
Federal Correctional Institution Bastrop is a low-security federal prison in Bastrop, Texas. The facility houses male inmates. It opened in 1979.
Federal Correctional Institution Bastrop Camp is located adjacent to the main institution. It also houses male inmates.
Notable inmates include Leandro Luna and Adan Chavez (convicted of narcotics offenses, escaped in 2009 by stealing a Federal Bureau of Prisons vehicle).
Media reports indicate that at least one guard has been federally indicted for bribery at the institution.
Inmates at FCI Bastrop live in two- and three-person cells within one of five dormitories. The camp houses inmates in dormitories.
Health services include sick calls, dental sick calls, physical examinations, emergency medical and dental care, diagnosis and treatment of chronic infectious diseases, and prescription medications (over-the-counter medications are available in the commissary). Inmates must submit a sick call form for evaluation of non-emergency medical needs.
A $2.00 fee is charged to the Inmate Commissary Account for each health care visit. Sick call is held Monday through Friday at 6:30 a.m. Emergency medical care is available 24 hours a day at no fee. Insulin and pill lines are conducted during meals.
Inmates at FCI Bastrop have access to psychologists who provide counseling and other mental health services. Each psychologist has an office inside the main institution and at the camp, where they can be easily reached. Individual and group therapy are available, along with various substance abuse programs.
Specialty groups for addictions, self-image, and other voluntary groups are also available (e.g., criminal thinking, cognitive skills, anger management, etc.). A contract psychiatrist is also available by referral from a psychologist.
Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP)
The Bastrop, TX federal prison has the Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP). Both facilities provide drug abuse programs, a Drug Abuse Education Course, the Non-Residential Drug Abuse Program (NR-DAP), and Alcoholics Anonymous (AA).
FCI Bastrop Educational, Library, and Recreation Offerings
FCI Bastrop provides literacy, GED, English-as-a-Second Language (ESL) programs, Adult Continuing Education (ACE), and special learning needs courses. A parenting program is also available. High school diplomas and post-secondary degrees are available through paid correspondence programs.
Learn more about education programs in federal prisons here.
Advanced Occupational Education
Bastrop federal prison offers advanced occupational training in Building Trades, Culinary Arts, Horticulture, and Oil and Gas Field Technicians. The camp does not offer any advanced occupational education.
FCI Bastrop and the camp do not offer vocational training programs besides advanced occupational education and apprenticeship programs.
Federal Correctional Institution Bastrop offers many apprenticeships, including:
- Dental Assistant
- Electrician Maintenance
- Heating and Air Conditioning Installer and Servicer
- Maintenance Repairer
- Quality Control Technicians
The camp offers Heating and A/C Installer Servicer, Stationary Engineer, and Welding apprenticeships.
The leisure library and the law library are located in the Education Department. Inmate clerks are available to assist in research and preparation. All required legal materials are available for viewing in the law library. A copy machine is available to reproduce materials needed for research.
The leisure library contains books, magazines, and newspapers for use during leisure time. The TRULINCS Electronic Law Library is also available to the inmate population in the Education Department.
The FCI Bastrop UNICOR factory retrofits vehicles for government agencies. The satellite camp does not have a UNICOR facility.
Inmates may use funds in their accounts for several authorized activities. They can purchase items at the institution commissary, place funds on their phone accounts, buy TRU-Units for their TRULINCS account, and send funds out of the institution. Prisoners can spend up to $180.00 biweekly for commissary purchases and Special Purchase Orders (SPOs).
Inmates may only shop once a week on their designated shopping day. The remaining spending limit may not be carried over into the next period. The Education Supervisor approves withdrawals for education and leisure time items up to $320.00.
The FCI Bastrop Recreation Department offers both indoor and outdoor activities. Facilities include a gym, hobby craft shop, weight area, and recreation yard. The satellite camp provides a fitness area and a hobby craft shop.
Visitation Information for FCI Bastrop
Family and friends may visit inmates if they are on the prisoner’s approved visitation list. Visitation is only conducted during visiting hours.
Visitation is on Sunday, Friday, and Saturday between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. On federal holidays visitation is held between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. See our page on prisoner visitation rules for more information.
FCI Bastrop TX Federal Prison Culture Information
Prison Politics at Federal Correctional Institution Bastrop
There is a low level of politics at this facility.
Level of Violence
There is very little violence in this prison. According to one inmate, “I have never feared for my safety.”
Sex offenders, informants, and LGBT inmates can walk the yard. One respondent explained, “Everyone walks; there are lots of sex offenders and informants; plenty of gays as well.”
Good at FCI Bastrop
“The surroundings and landscape are good.” “Very safe.”
Bad at FCI Bastrop
“The controlled movements are bad.” “Some BS. Doors are locked for all counts and at night.” “No open movement.”
FCI Bastrop in the News
In May 2015, Shanon E. Frank and Mattheu Ellis Jones, prisoners at the Federal Correctional Institution in Bastrop, pleaded guilty to conspiring to bribe the prisoner’s pharmacy technician, Eric Renaldo Telles. The prisoners bribed the prison official to smuggle contraband, including watches, shirts, and nutritional supplements, into the prison over eight months.
In 2009, Leandro Luna and Adan Chavez, both inmates at FCI Bastrop, escaped by stealing a Bureau of Prisons vehicle and fleeing to Mexico. The Lone Star Fugitive Task Force tracked the inmates. This group consists of local authorities, Texas Rangers, and U.S. Marshals. The public wasn’t notified of their escape for two days, and the prison did not share any further details. Mexican authorities apprehended both men six days after their escape.
More Information About Federal Correctional Institution Bastrop
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 FCI Bastrop, please buy a copy of the Directory of Federal Prisons: The Unofficial Guide to Bureau of Prisons Institutions by Christopher Zoukis.
Your FCI Bastrop Federal Prison Experts
Our FCI Bastrop federal prison experts team can help resolve any issues you are experiencing. Likewise, our experts can review your case to determine if you can seek an early release from federal prison.
Book an initial consultation to speak with a Bastrop prison expert today!
Published May 18, 2018 by Christopher Zoukis, JD, MBA | Last Updated by Christopher Zoukis, JD, MBA on Jul 20, 2023 at 12:17 pm