FCI Beaumont Medium | Beaumont Medium Federal Prison

Federal Correctional Institution Beaumont Medium is a medium-security federal prison in Beaumont, Texas. It is also known as FCI Beaumont Medium and BOP Beaumont Medium. The facility houses male inmates.

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FCI Beaumont Medium Contact Information

Facility Address & Contact Information

Federal Correctional Institution Beaumont
5830 Knauth Road
Beaumont, TX 77705

Phone: 409-727-0101
Fax: 409-720-5000
Email: [email protected]

BOP Website: Bureau of Prisons Page
Wikipedia: Wikipedia Page

Inmate Correspondence Address

FCI Beaumont Medium

Inmate Name and Registration Number
FCI Beaumont Medium
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 26040
Beaumont, TX 77720-6040

Mail must be addressed to the inmate’s full name and eight-digit register number.

How to Send Money

Inmates may not receive funds directly. See our page on sending money to federal prisoners. Family members and friends may deposit funds through Money Gram, Western Union, or the National Lockbox’s processing center in Des Moines, Iowa.

Federal Correctional Institution Beaumont Medium Inmate Information

Inmate Gender

Male Inmates

Prison Security Level

Medium-Security Federal Prison

Facility Location

FCI Beaumont Medium is located on the Texas Gulf Coast, about 90 minutes from Houston.

BOP Region

South Central Region

BOP Institution Code

BMM for FCI Beaumont Medium, BMX for Beaumont Federal Correctional Complex

Medical Care Level

Level 2. See our page on Medical Care Levels and Procedures for more information.

Mental Health Care Level

Level 2.

Judicial District

Eastern District of Texas

Population Number

The BOP Beaumont Medium federal prison houses approximately 1,500 inmates.

FCI Beaumont Medium Prison Services Information

FCI Beaumont Medium | Federal Correctional Institution Beaumont Medium


Federal Correctional Institution Beaumont Medium is a medium-security federal prison in Beaumont, Texas. The prison houses male inmates convicted of federal crimes in the United States. It opened in 1999 and is part of the Beaumont Federal Correctional Complex.

The facility is known as “Bloody Beaumont” due to commonplace violence. USP Beaumont goes by the same nickname. Two inmates have been murdered at the facility.

Media reports indicate that one prison guard was indicted for sexually abusing a child. News reports also suggest that at least two murders have occurred at the institution. Additionally, several prisoners suffered injuries during one skirmish.

Inmate Housing

Inmates live in one- and two-person cells. There is a total of 12 housing units.

Health Services

Health services include the following:

  • Sick Call
  • Eyeglasses
  • Emergency Medical Treatment
  • Physical Examinations
  • Medications
  • Immunizations
  • Dental Care

Over-the-counter medications are available for purchase at the commissary. Inmates are assigned a specific healthcare provider who treats them for the duration of their stay.

Inmates must attend sick calls to be evaluated for medical complaints. Sick call is conducted Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday at 6:00 a.m. Pill and insulin lines are conducted during meals. Emergency medical care is available 24 hours a day.

Psychology Services

BOP Beaumont Medium provides intake screening to inmates upon arrival. Psychology staff offers treatment programs addressing a full range of clinical disorders, providing self-help options, assessing and treating behavioral and emotional problems, and facilitating overall adjustment.

Various group therapy programs are available, including anger management, criminal thinking, stress reduction, and others.

Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP)

Beaumont Medium Federal Correctional Institution has the Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP). The institution also provides a drug abuse program, a Drug Abuse Education Course, and the Non-Residential Drug Abuse Program (NR-DAP).

FCI Beaumont Medium Educational, Library, and Recreation Offerings

Education Services

FCI Beaumont Medium provides literacy, GED, and English-as-a-Second Language (ESL) programs. By policy, with minor exceptions, all federal inmates who do not have a high school diploma or GED must enroll in the literacy program.

High school diplomas and post-secondary degrees are available through paid correspondence programs. Lamar College currently offers a free program where inmates can earn an associate’s degree, but inmates must be within ten years of release to qualify.

Please read our page on prison education to learn more about educational opportunities in prison.

Advanced Occupational Education

Beaumont Medium federal prison offers advanced occupational education in:

  • HVAC
  • Advanced HVAC
  • Advanced Microcomputer Office
  • Administrative Applications
  • Building Trades
  • Culinary Arts
  • Major Appliance
  • Microcomputer Applications
  • Small Business Management

Vocational Training

Besides advanced occupational education and apprenticeship programs, the prison does not provide vocational training.


BOP Beaumont Medium offers apprenticeships in Carpentry, Electrical, HVAC, Painting, Plumbing, and Teacher Aide.

Library Services

A law library is located in the Education Department, containing various legal reference materials to prepare legal papers. A copy machine is available to reproduce materials needed for research. The electronic law library computers cover all cases in federal courts.

Electric typewriters are also available for inmate use. Inmates can also check out fiction and nonfiction books, newspapers, and magazines from the leisure library.


The UNICOR at the Beaumont Medium federal prison produces clothing and textiles.


Inmates at BOP Beaumont Medium may spend up to $360.00 each month. Prison commissary purchases may include food, beverages, clothing, shoes, and limited electronics. Prison officials impose a $90 weekly spending limit.

Copy cards, postage stamps, and over-the-counter medications do not count against the spending limit. Inmates may shop once a week on their assigned day, from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Recreation Services

The FCI Beaumont Medium Recreation Department offers both indoor and outdoor areas. Individualized Arts and crafts programs include:

  • Painting
  • Drawing
  • Leathercraft

Inmates using this facility may also participate in intramural team sports, such as:

  • Softball
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Flag Football
  • Frisbee
  • Running

The Recreation Department operates on a structured schedule. General operating hours are 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 to 8:15 p.m.

The prison’s administration enforces a split schedule where half of the housing units can attend recreation at certain times. The other half of the prison population may not participate during these times. The exception is 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

Visitation Information for FCI Beaumont Medium

Family and friends can visit inmates during approved visiting hours. The list presents typical visiting hours for this facility.

Visitation is conducted between 8:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Sundays and Saturdays. Visitation is between 5:00 and 8:00 p.m. Fridays. On federal holidays visitation is between 8:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. See our page on prisoner visitation rules for more information.

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FCI Beaumont Medium Prison Culture Information

Prison Politics at Federal Correctional Institution FCI Beaumont Medium

This is a very political yard. Inmates must be part of a car to remain at the facility.

Level of Violence

There is a high level of violence at this prison. One respondent explained, “Put it this way, the level of security is all they talk about, but an individual got kicked to death here in 2013, and now in 2018, they still have the yard on modified operations.”

Vulnerable Populations

Sex offenders, informants, and LGBT inmates cannot stay. According to one respondent, “If they are found out, they will be dealt with.”

Good at FCI Beaumont Medium

“The only good thing about this institution is that the guards don’t mess with you.”

Bad at FCI Beaumont Medium

“The cops aren’t going to do anything for you unless you get on the Warden, and he makes them.”

FCI Beaumont Medium in the News

In October 2017, Shane Gotte, an employee at Federal Correctional Institution Beaumont Medium, was arrested after a video showing him sexually abusing a child was discovered.

In September 2017, rumors spread that two prisoners at FCI Beaumont Medium were dead due to flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey, which the Bureau of Prisons said was false. There were, however, at least two other deaths at FCC Beaumont in 2017: one the result of cancer in January and the other of a heart attack in March.

In 2009, Joseph Ebron, a prisoner at FCI Beaumont Medium, was sentenced to death for his part in the murder of fellow prisoner Keith Barnes. Ebron allegedly restrained Barnes while prisoner Marwin Mosley, who later killed himself, stabbed Barnes in the chest 106 times.

In 2005, prisoner Jose Jaimes-Martinez was stabbed to death by other unidentified prisoners at the medium-security FCI Beaumont.

In December 1999, five prisoners were injured in “skirmishes” at Beaumont Medium Federal Correctional Institution.

More Information About Beaumont Medium Federal Correctional Institution

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 this prison, please buy a copy of the Directory of Federal Prisons: The Unofficial Guide to Bureau of Prisons Institutions by Christopher Zoukis.

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