FCI Fairton | Fairton Prison

Federal Correctional Institution Fairton is a medium-security federal prison located in Fairton, New Jersey. It is also known as FCI Fairton. The facility houses male inmates. FCI Fairton Detention Center and Fairton Prison Camp are adjacent to the central institution. Male inmates are incarcerated at both institutions.

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FCI Fairton Contact Information

Facility Address & Contact Information

Federal Correctional Institution Fairton
655 Fairton
-Millville Road
Fairton, NJ 08320

Phone: 856-453-1177
Fax: 856-453-4015
Email: [email protected]

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Inmate Correspondence Address

FCI Fairton

Inmate Name and Registration Number
FCI Fairton
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 420
, NJ 08320

FCI Fairton Prison Camp

Inmate Name and Registration Number
FCI Fairton
Satellite Prison Camp
P.O. Box 420
, NJ 08320

How to Send Money

Funds cannot be sent directly to inmates. See our page on sending money to federal prisoners. This page explains how to send money to inmates, including via the National Lockbox in Des Moines, Iowa.

Federal Correctional Institution Fairton Inmate Information

Inmate Gender

Male Inmates

Prison Security Level

Facility Location

FCI Fairton is located 50 miles southeast of Philadelphia and 40 miles west of Atlantic City, off State Highway 55 at 655 Fairton-Millville Road.

BOP Region

Northeast Region

BOP Institution Code

FAI for Federal Correctional Institution Fairton

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

District of New Jersey

Population Number

FCI Fairton houses approximately 820 inmates. The Fairton Federal Prison Camp houses around 50 inmates.

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FCI Fairton Prison Services Information


Federal Correctional Institution Fairton is a medium-security federal prison in Fairton, New Jersey. It opened in 1990. Federal Correctional Institution Fairton Camp opened in 1992 adjacent to the primary institution. Both federal prisons incarcerated male inmates.

Notable inmates include Lucchese crime family member Nicodemo Scarfo, Jr. (serving a 30-year sentence for racketeering, conspiracy, and money laundering).

Media reports indicate that one inmate was murdered, two were airlifted to a local hospital following assaults, and two were taken to the hospital following a brawl involving 40 prisoners.

Additionally, at least one guard has been indicted for smuggling contraband into the institution, and one guard has committed suicide on prison grounds. The United States Department of Justice prosecutes all crimes in federal prisons.

Inmate Housing Units

Inmates live in two-, three-, and four-person cells. Two-person cells are the most common. FCI Fairton Camp inmates live in dormitory-style housing.

Health Services

FCI Fairton provides inmates with emergency services, medical sick calls, routine dental treatment, and medications. While emergency care is available 24 hours a day, inmates must submit triage forms for evaluation of everyday health care needs.

A dental sick call is available for emergency care. This includes toothaches, abscesses, temporary fillings, and permanent fillings.

You can learn more about medical care in prison here.

Psychology Services

Fairton prison Psychology Services staff members evaluate all new arrivals during their first month at the institution.

Psychology Department classes include:

  • Anger Management
  • Stress Management
  • HIV/AIDS Awareness
  • Basic Cognitive Skills
  • Criminal Lifestyles

Certificates are provided for successful program completion. Inmates may also receive brief counseling, individual psychotherapy, and group psychotherapy. These treat emotional, behavioral, and familial problems. Psychology Services coordinates with Health Services in the area of psychiatric medication.

Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP)

FCI Fairton has the Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP). The satellite camp does not have the Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP). Both facilities offer the following group counseling programs:

  • Drug Abuse Education Class
  • Non-Residential Drug Abuse Program (NR-DAP)
  • Self-Help Programs
  • Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
  • Narcotics Anonymous (NA)
  • Thinking Skills
  • Parenting and Recovery
  • Nicotine Anonymous
  • Anger and Recovery
  • Living Free

FCI Fairton Educational, Library, and Recreation Offerings

Education Services

Fairton prison and Fairton Federal Prison Camp provide GED and English-as-a-Second Language (ESL) prison education programs.

A Pre-Release Program, career counseling, and Adult Continuing Education (ACE) classes are available. ACE classes include smart investing, keyboarding, real estate investing, and CDL.

High school diplomas and post-secondary degrees are available through paid correspondence programs.

Advanced Occupational Education

Federal Correctional Institution Fairton offers advanced occupational education in Aquaculture and Horticulture. The FCI Fairton Camp does not offer any advanced occupational education programs.

Vocational Training

No vocational training is offered at Fairton federal prison or the camp aside from the vocational training and apprenticeship programs.


The Fairton NJ prison offers apprenticeships in Electrician, Gardener, HVAC, Landscape Management Technician, Landscape Technician, Plumber, Quality Assurer, and Building Maintenance Apprenticeship.

Fairton Federal Prison Camp offers an apprenticeship in Dog Trainer for Hearing Impaired.

Library Services

The Fairton prison education library supports leisure reading, independent study, and academic programs. Resources include printed materials in various forms. Audiotapes, videotapes, listening laboratory media/study kits, reference materials, and a computer laboratory are also available. Inmates also have access to books, magazines, newspapers, and movies.

The law library provides inmates with access to legal research materials. This is primarily accomplished through the TRULINCS Electronic Law Library. Inmates also have access to a copy machine and electronic typewriters.


The FCI Fairton UNICOR facility produces electronics and plastics.


Inmates can spend up to $360.00 each month in the prison commissary. The only items excluded from this spending limitation are stamps, phone credits, copy cards, over-the-counter medications, and computer/TRULINCS units.

The total value of an inmate’s accumulated commissary items (excluding special purchases) is limited to the respective monthly spending limit. Inmates tend to use their laundry bags to carry their commissary purchases from the store. Inmates can purchase various items ranging from food, drinks, and cosmetics to shoes, electronics, and clothing.

Recreation Services

Leisure and recreation offerings at FCI Fairton include indoor and outdoor activities, ranging from individualized arts and crafts programs to intramural team sports, such as:

  • Softball
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball

Physical fitness and weight reduction programs are also offered. The yard also has a weight pile.

Visitation Information for FCI Fairton

Family and friends may visit inmates from 8:15 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. Sundays, Mondays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Federal holidays visiting hours are from 8:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. See our page on prisoner visitation rules for more information.

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FCI Fairton Prison Culture Information

Prison Politics at Federal Correctional Institution Fairton

This yard is not very political. According to one respondent, “It’s a drop-out yard now.”

Level of Violence

There is a minimal level of violence.

Vulnerable Populations

Sex offenders, informants, and LGBT inmates can remain on the yard.

Good at FCI Fairton

“Nothing is good.”

Bad at FCI Fairton

“Medical is particularly bad.”

FCI Fairton in the News

In February 2018, Salomon Hernandez-Vega, serving a 77-month sentence at the Federal Correctional Institution at Fairton, was found dead in his cell after an “altercation.”

In December 2016, a prisoner at FCI Fairton was airlifted to a hospital after suffering head injuries.

In August 2013, Fairton prison inmate Alano-Martin was airlifted to a hospital after being assaulted in the recreation yard.

In September 2013, Robert Pyott, a correctional officer at FCI Fairton, was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot outside the perimeter fence.

In June 2012, Job Brown, a guard at FCI Fairton, pleaded guilty to charges of accepting $3,600 to smuggle tobacco and vitamins into the facility between January and March 2012.

In June 2011, two prisoners at FCI Fairton were taken to the hospital after a fight broke out among 40 prisoners in the recreation yard.

More Information About Federal Correctional Institution Fairton

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