FCI Jesup | Jesup Federal Prison

Federal Correctional Institution Jesup is a medium-security federal prison in Jesup, Georgia. It is also known as FCI Jesup and the Jesup GA federal prison. Federal Satellite Low Jesup and Jesup Prison Camp are adjacent to the central institution. Both institutions housed male inmates.

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FCI Jesup Contact Information

Facility Address & Contact Information

Federal Correctional Institution Jesup
2600 Highway 301 South
Jesup, GA 31599

Phone: 912-427-0870
Fax: 912-427-1125
Email Address: [email protected]

BOP Website: Bureau of Prisons Page
Wikipedia: Wikipedia Page

Inmate Correspondence Address

Family and friends can write to loved ones at the following addresses. Mail must be addressed as follows:

FCI Jesup

Inmate Name and Registration Number
FCI Jesup
Federal Correctional Institution
2680 Highway 301 South
Jesup, GA 31599

FSL Jesup

Inmate Name and Registration Number
FSL Jesup
Federal Satellite Low
2680 Highway 301 South
Jesup, GA 31599

FCI Jesup Prison Camp

Inmate Name and Registration Number
FCI Jesup
Satellite Prison Camp
2650 Highway 301 South
Jesup, GA 31599

How to Send Money

Federal inmates may not receive funds directly. See our page on sending money to federal prisoners. This page explains how to send money to inmates, including the national lockbox center in Des Moines, Iowa.

Federal Correctional Institution Jesup Inmate Information

Inmate Gender

Male Inmates

Prison Security Level

Facility Location

FCI Jesup federal prison is in southern Georgia on Route 301, 65 miles southwest of Savannah, 40 miles northwest of Brunswick, and 105 miles northwest of Jacksonville, Florida.

BOP Region

Southeast Region

BOP Institution Code

JES for all facilities

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

Southern District of Georgia

Population Number

FCI Jesup houses approximately 960 inmates. The federal satellite low houses around 430 inmates. And the prison camp houses around 85 inmates.

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FCI Jesup Prison Services Information


Federal Correctional Institution Jesup is a medium-security federal prison in Jesup, Georgia. It opened in 1990 and houses male inmates. Federal Satellite Low Jesup and Federal Correctional Institution Jesup Camp are adjacent to the primary institution.

FSL Jesup opened in 2003, and FCI Jesup Camp opened in 1989.

Notable inmates include:

  • Computer hacker Christopher Chainey: sentenced to 10 years for gaining unauthorized access to protected computers by breaking into the personal online accounts of Scarlett Johansson and Christina Aguilera and posting revealing photos of them online.
  • Former Pennsylvania State Senator Robert J. Mellow: housed at the camp.
  • Televangelist Jim Bakker: also housed at the camp.

Media reports indicate that three Jesup GA prisoners have been indicted for filing fraudulent tax returns.

Inmate Housing

Inmates live in two-, three-, and four-person cells. Inmates at the satellite low and camp live in dormitories.

Health Services

FCI Jesup provides numerous medical services to inmates, including:

  • Sick Call
  • Emergency Services
  • Clinic Appointments
  • Intake Screening
  • Physical Examinations
  • Chronic Care
  • Medications
  • Dental Services
  • Eyeglasses
  • HIV Testing

Contact lenses and hearing aids are only permitted when medically approved. Emergency care is available 24 hours a day. Inmates must submit a triage form to be evaluated for routine care needs.

Psychology Services

Jesup federal prison offers admissions and orientation intake screening, crisis intervention, individual and group counseling, and medication management. Typical psychology programs include:

  • Anger Management
  • Criminal Thinking
  • HIV/AIDS Awareness

A self-help library is also available to the inmate population. Inmates must submit a request to staff (cop-out) to seek placement in any desired program.

Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP)

FCI Jesup has the Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP). The facility also offers a Drug Abuse Education Program, the Non-Residential Drug Abuse Program (NR-DAP), and Alcoholics Anonymous (AA).

FCI Jesup Educational, Library, and Recreation Offerings

Education Services

Jesup GA prison offers literacy, GED, and English-as-a-Second Language (ESL) programs. Adult Continuing Education classes are available at all facilities, including:

  • Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)
  • Legal Research
  • Writing and Analysis
  • Spanish I
  • Basic Finance
  • Resume Writing
  • Parenting

A mock job fair is held annually. Through the FCI and FSL Jesup Education Departments, Altamaha Technical College offers various educational courses designed to develop academic and occupational skills.

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

Learn more about prison education offerings here.

Advanced Occupational Education

FCI Jesup federal prison offers the following advanced occupational education programs:

  • Commercial Wiring
  • Air Conditioning Technology (HVAC)
  • Information Technology
  • Electrical Construction Maintenance
  • Microsoft Office Applications Professional

Vocational Training

Jesup Federal Correctional Institution does not offer any vocational training programs.


FCI Jesup GA prison does not offer any apprenticeship programs.

Library Services

Law and leisure libraries are available to FCI Jesup prison inmates. Various reading materials, magazines, newspapers, books, and media are available for inmate use.

An interlibrary-loan program is available through the local public library. Inmates can also watch movies on DVD.

The law library offers typewriters, a copy machine, and the TRULINCS Electronic Law Library.


The Jesup federal prison’s UNICOR facility produces clothing and textiles.


The monthly spending limit at FCI Jesup is $360.00. The prison commissary has designated shopping days and times.

Before entering the commissary, each inmate must have their commissary list completed and their inmate Identification Card. They then use a nylon commissary shopping bag to transport their purchases.

Inmates can purchase various items, including:

  • Clothing
  • Shoes
  • Food
  • Sodas
  • Snacks
  • Electronics

Recreation Services

Jesup GA prison facilities provide many inmate recreation offerings, including:

  • Recreation Yard
  • Leisure Games
  • Intramural Leagues
  • Music
  • Hobby Craft
  • Fitness and Wellness
  • Movie Program

Inside, inmates have access to a variety of recreation options, including:

  • Gym
  • Stationary Bikes
  • Stair Steppers
  • Tables
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Musical Equipment
  • Pool Tables
  • Basketball

Outside, inmates using this facility have access to the following recreation programs:

  • TVs
  • Volleyball
  • Bocce Ball
  • Softball
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Handball
  • Basketball
  • Track

Visitation Information for FCI Jesup

Family and friends may visit inmates at the Jesup GA prison. Visiting hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Sundays and Saturdays. On federal holidays typical visiting hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. See our page on prisoner visitation rules for more information.

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FCI Jesup Prison Culture Information

Prison Politics at Federal Correctional Institution Jesup

This is a somewhat political yard, but there is no car requirement.

Level of Violence

There is a moderate level of violence at this prison. Respondents report one or two fights each month, frequently resulting in lockdowns.

Vulnerable Populations

Sex offenders, informants, and LGBT inmates can stay if they are honest from the start.

Good at FCI Jesup Federal Prison

“Great weather, short winters, felt like a college campus, and trees on the yard.”

Bad at FCI Jesup GA Prison

“Very poor programming.”

Other Inmate Comments

“Go there and don’t lie about charges or personal characteristics; laid back yard.”

FCI Jesup in the News

In August 2013, former Pennsylvania State Senator Robert J. Mellow was moved from the minimum-security camp at FCI Williamsburg to the medium-security Federal Correctional Institution Jesup after new state charges were filed against him.

In August 2003, Michael Little, Gary Barnes, and Ricky Davis, prisoners at FCI Jesup and Davis’ wife Angie, were indicted for filing $2.4 million in fraudulent income tax returns.

Jesup Prison Camp in the News

In 1993, televangelist Jim Bakker was transferred from Federal Medical Center Rochester, where he spent about three years, to Federal Correctional Institution Jesup Camp.

More Information About Federal Correctional Institution Jesup

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

Your FCI Jesup Federal Prison Experts

If you have a loved one incarcerated at FCI Jesup, the Zoukis Consulting Group can help. Our experts specialize in resolving in-prison matters and securing an early release from federal prison.

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