FCI Dublin | Dublin California Prison

Federal Correctional Institution Dublin is a low-security federal prison in Dublin, California. It is also known as FCI Dublin and the federal prison in Dublin, CA. FCI Dublin Camp is adjacent to the primary institution. Both prisons house female inmates.

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FCI Dublin Contact Information

Facility Address & Contact Information

Federal Correctional Institution Dublin
5701 8th Street – Camp Parks
Dublin, CA 94568

Phone: 925-833-7500
Fax: 925-833-7599
Email Address: [email protected]

BOP Website: Bureau of Prisons Page
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Inmate Correspondence Address

FCI Dublin

Inmate Name and Registration Number
FCI Dublin
Federal Correctional Institution
5701 8th Street – Camp Parks
Dublin, CA 94568

FCI Dublin Prison Camp

Inmate Name and Registration Number
FCI Dublin Camp
Satellite Prison Camp
5675 8th Street – Camp Parks
Dublin, CA 94568

How to Send Money

Funds cannot be sent directly to inmates. See our page on sending money to federal prisoners.

Federal Correctional Institution Dublin Inmate Information

Inmate Gender

Female Inmates

Prison Security Level

Facility Location

Dublin, California prison is located 20 miles southeast of Oakland, off I-580.

BOP Region

Western Region

BOP Institution Code

DUB for FCI Dublin

Medical Care Level

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

Mental Health Care Level

Level 3.

Judicial District

Northern District of California

Population Number

FCI Dublin prison houses approximately 630 inmates. The camp houses around 115 inmates.

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FCI Dublin Prison Services Information


Federal Correctional Institution Dublin is a low-security federal prison in Dublin, California, that houses female inmates. It opened in 1974. Federal Correctional Institution Dublin Camp, which also houses female inmates, was opened in 1980 and is located adjacent to the central institution.

FCI Dublin became a female-only prison in 2012 and is now one of only three federal prisons for women.

In September 2021, the FCI Danbury Warden Ray J. Garcia was indicted for sexually abusing inmates. He had been placed on administrative leave in July 2021.

Notable inmates include:

  • Patricia Hearst: served 21 months for bank robbery.
  • Former LAPD officers Stacey Koon and Laurence Powell: served 24 months after being convicted of civil rights violations in connection with the beating of Rodney King.
  • Heidi Fleiss: served 20 months for money laundering and tax evasion.
  • Former Prime Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Lazarenko: served eight years after being convicted of money laundering.

Media reports indicate that guards have sexually assaulted at least nine female inmates. Additionally, at least three prisoners have escaped from the institution.

In 2017, Insider Monkey named FCI Dublin one of the ten easiest federal prisons to do time. In 2012, CNBC named the facility one of the 12 best federal prisons to do time. And in 2009, Forbes magazine named the institution one of the ten cushiest federal prisons in America.

Inmate Housing

The federal prison in Dublin, CA, houses inmates in two-person rooms. Inmates at the camp live in both cells and dormitories.

Health Services

The Dublin California prison Health Services department offers diverse medical care to inmates, including:

  • Basic Health Education
  • Intake Screening
  • Periodic Health Examinations
  • Dental Care
  • Preventive Health Examinations (e.g., cancer screening)
  • Routine Medical Care
  • Medications
  • Emergency Care
  • Specialty Care

In addition, female inmates are eligible for pregnancy tests, pap smears, pelvic examinations, and breast examinations during intakes and at routine intervals.

Psychology Services

The FCI Dublin Psychology Services Department consists of the Chief Psychologist, Drug Abuse Program Coordinator, Staff Psychologists, and Drug Treatment Specialists.

The camp offers psychotherapy, personal development groups, crisis intervention, and chemical abuse programming.

The STAGES Program is also available for inmates with serious mental illness and personality disorders. There are also specialty groups for addiction, self-image groups, and other voluntary groups.

Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP)

Federal Correctional Institution Dublin and the camp have the Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP), the Non-Residential Drug Abuse Program (NR-DAP), and Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). The camp also offers a Drug Education class.

FCI Dublin Educational, Library, and Recreation Offerings

Education Services

FCI Dublin provides GED and English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) classes. Parenting and Adult Education Classes (ACE) are also available. High school diplomas and post-secondary degrees are available through paid correspondence programs.

You can learn more about the Federal Bureau of Prisonseducational offerings here.

Advanced Occupational Education

The Dublin, California, prison offers advanced occupational education in Custodial Maintenance, HVAC, Office Technology, and ServSafe. The camp does not offer any advanced occupational education programs.

Vocational Training

FCI Dublin does not provide vocational training besides advanced occupational education and apprenticeship programs. The camp does not offer any vocational training programs.


The federal prison in Dublin, CA, offers apprenticeships in the following occupations:

  • Carpentry
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Dental Assistant
  • Electrician
  • Building and Grounds Cleaning
  • General Maintenance
  • HVAC
  • Plumbing
  • Welding

The camp does not offer any apprenticeship programs.

Library Services

The FCI Dublin law library offers inmates access to supplies and services related to legal matters. Inmates can find relevant and up-to-date constitutional, statutory, and case law materials and applicable court rules. Most of these materials are available in the TRULINCS Electronic Law Library.

General library services are offered daily. A variety of reading materials are available in the Recreation Barn, including:

  • Newspapers
  • Magazines
  • Books
  • Periodicals
  • Reference Sources
  • Audio-Visual Materials


The Dublin, California prison’s UNICOR facility handles directory assistance phone call services. The camp does not have a UNICOR facility.


Inmates must have a photo identification inmate account card to shop at the prison commissary. Inmates may shop only once a week.

Inmates with funds in their accounts are permitted to spend up to $360.00 per month for various articles, including:

  • Candy
  • Cookies
  • Ice Cream
  • Instant Coffee
  • Toiletries
  • Greeting Cards

Recreation Services

The FCI Dublin Recreation Department comprises both indoor and outdoor components. These range from individualized arts and crafts programs to intramural team sports such as softball and volleyball. A variety of sports activities and exercise programs are offered.

Hobbycraft activities are also made available through the Recreation staff. Small projects, such as needlepoint, crochet, knitting, etc., may be worked on in the housing units. Most other activities will be conducted in the Arts & Crafts rooms.

Visitation Information for FCI Dublin

Visitation is from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays. On federal holidays visitation is held between 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. All visits are conducted in the visiting room.

See our page on prisoner visitation rules for more information.

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FCI Dublin in the News

In August 2003, Carlos Rodarte, a guard at Federal Correctional Institution Dublin, was sentenced to six months in prison for sexually assaulting two female prisoners in 2002 and lying about it to federal investigators.

In 1999, Jon Hyson, a guard at the federal prison in Dublin, CA, pleaded guilty to four counts of engaging in illicit sexual acts with female prisoners. In 1999, FCI Dublin guard Donnell Hawthorne pleaded guilty to engaging in sexual activities with three female prisoners. This was the fourth such case within the prior two years.

Dublin Prison Camp in the News

In 2022, five Dublin federal prison employees were charged with the sexual abuse of inmates. Congress has demanded an investigation by the United States Inspector General into potential Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) violations at the institution.

The most recent to be charged in federal court is Enrique Chavez, who is charged with abusive sexual contact with inmates. Several correctional officers charged face up to 15 years in prison if convicted.

In September 2017, Anna Armstrong and Irene Michell, serving sentences for methamphetamine possession, walked away from Federal Correctional Institution Dublin Camp.

In August 1998, prisoner Astarte Rice-Davis escaped from the minimum-security federal prison in Dublin, CA, by walking away.

More Information About Federal Correctional Institution Dublin

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 Dublin, 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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