FCI Victorville Medium 1 | Victorville CA Prison

Federal Correctional Institution Victorville Medium 1 is a medium-security federal prison in Victorville, California. It is also known as FCI Victorville Medium 1 and the Victorville, CA prison. The facility houses male inmates.

FCI Victorville Medium 1 Contact Information

Facility Address & Contact Information

Federal Correctional Institution Victorville Medium 1
13777 Air Expressway Boulevard
, CA 92394

Phone: 760-246-2400
Fax: 760-246-2461
Email: [email protected]

BOP Website: Bureau of Prisons Page
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Inmate Correspondence Address

FCI Victorville Medium 1

Inmate Name and Registration Number
FCI Victorville Medium 1
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 3725
Adelanto, CA 92301

How to Send Money to the Victorville, CA, Prison

Western Union, Money Gram, and the National Lockbox in Des Moines, Iowa, are viable options for sending funds to federal inmates at the Victorville, CA, prison. All three methods are safe and secure, and they offer a variety of convenient payment options.

Western Union is the most popular method of sending money to inmates, and it provides several advantages:

  • Easy to track payments to ensure your money is received.
  • Various payment options, including credit and debit cards and cash.
  • Competitive rates make it an excellent choice for senders on a budget.

Money Gram is another popular option for sending money to inmates. Like Western Union, Money Gram offers convenient payment options and competitive rates. However, one advantage of Money Gram is that it provides more flexibility regarding timing. With Money Gram, you can schedule payments in advance, so you don’t worry about receiving money late.

The National Lockbox in Des Moines, Iowa, is the third option for sending money to inmates. The National Lockbox is a secure facility the federal prison system operates. Payments made through the National Lockbox are typically processed within two or three days.

Please read our page to discover more about sending money to federal inmates in the Victorville, CA, prison.

Federal Correctional Institution Victorville Medium 1 Inmate Information

Inmate Gender

Male Inmates

Prison Security Level

Medium-Security Federal Prison

Facility Location

FCI Victorville is in San Bernardino County, approximately 85 miles northwest of Los Angeles, on Interstate 15.

BOP Region

Western Region

BOP Institution Code

VIM for FCI Victorville Medium 1, VIX for Victorville 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

Central District of California

Population Number

FCI Victorville Medium 1 houses approximately 1,400 inmates.

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FCI Victorville Medium 1 Prison Services Information


Federal Correctional Institution Victorville Medium 1 is a medium-security federal prison in Victorville, California, housing male inmates. It opened in 2004 and is part of the Victorville Federal Correctional Complex.

Note that this facility is different from the high-security USP Victorville. Additionally, female inmates live at Victorville Prison Camp.

Notable inmates include Auburn Calloway (serving two life sentences for attempted murder and attempted hijacking of a FedEx flight).

Media reports indicate that at least one inmate has been murdered at the prison, and an inmate has assaulted at least one guard. Additionally, the institution has experienced numerous lockdowns due to inmate disturbances.

Inmate Housing

Inmates live in two-person cells.

Health Services

FCI Victorville Medium 1 offers various dental and medical services to inmates, including:

  • Emergency Medical Care
  • Sick Call
  • Physical Examinations
  • Annual TB Testing
  • Medications
  • Dental Services
  • Eyeglasses

Inmates are assigned to a primary care provider who treats them during their stay. Emergency medical care is available 24 hours a day.

Psychology Services

Intake screening is provided for each inmate upon arrival at the facility. Inmates can also speak with a psychologist briefly during open house hours or at mainline. Psychologists conduct various groups and workshops for inmates.

The Bureau Rehabilitation and Values Enhancement (BRAVE) Program at FCI Victorville Medium 1 is a unit-based residential treatment program facilitating the adjustment of young, medium-security, first-time male inmate offenders into the Bureau. It focuses explicitly on first-time federal offenders who are 32 or younger and have a sentence of 60 months or more. The goals of the program are to:

  • Facilitate the adjustment of medium-security inmates entering the BOP for the first time.
  • Improve institution security
  • Reduce recidivism and the rate of misconduct
  • Enhance early identification and appropriate clinical intervention of psychological disorders which may contribute to criminal activity and poor institutional adjustment.

Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP)

Federal Correctional Institution Victorville does not offer the Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP). Referrals are made to institutions that do provide RDAP. The institution does offer Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Narcotics Anonymous (NA), a Drug Education class, and the Non-Residential Drug Abuse Program (NR-DAP).

FCI Victorville Medium 1 Educational, Library, and Recreation Offerings

Education Services

FCI Victorville Medium 1 offers inmates GED and English-as-a-Second Language (ESL) programs. Those who earn a GED are awarded a $25 incentive. High school diplomas and post-secondary degrees are available through paid correspondence programs. Coastline Community College enables inmates to obtain an associate’s degree in liberal arts or specialized business.

Learn more about federal prison inmate education programs here.

Advanced Occupational Education

The Victorville, CA prison offers advanced occupational education in:

  • Automotive Service Excellence
  • Construction & Building Trades
  • Microsoft Office 2010
  • Recycling and Solid Waste Management
  • Solar Panel Installation

Vocational Training

FCI Victorville Medium 1 does not offer any vocational training programs.


FCI Victorville Medium 1 offers Dental Assistant, HVAC Mechanic/Installer, and Plumbing apprenticeship programs.

Library Services

Leisure and law Libraries are available for the Victorville, CA prison inmate population complex-wide.

The leisure library offers fiction and nonfiction books, newspapers, and periodicals. Inmates conduct legal research and prepare legal documents through the TRULINCS Electronic Law Library. A copy machine is available to reproduce materials needed for research. Electric typewriters are also available for inmate use.


The FCI Victorville Medium 1 UNICOR facility handles fleet management and vehicular components.


Federal Correctional Institution Victorville operates a commissary where inmates can purchase clothing, shoes, electronics, drink mixes, sodas, ice cream, and more. A monthly spending limitation of $360.00 is imposed.

Recreation Services

The Victorville FCI Medium 1 Recreation Department offers various recreational activities for the inmate population, including:

  • Sports
  • Art and Hobby Craft Program
  • Individualized Exercise
  • Structured Group Exercise Classes

A recreation resource library is also available, where inmates can access DVDs, tapes, and literature on health and exercise.

Visitation Information for FCI Victorville Medium 1

On Sunday, Monday, and Saturday, visiting hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. On federal holidays visitation is held 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 Victorville Medium 1 in the News

In June 2018, a U.S. District Court judge approved a restraining order requested by the ACLU allowing immigrant detainees at Federal Correctional Institution Victorville Medium 1 to contact legal representatives.

In December 2017, FCI Victorville Medium 1 was locked down after a group of prisoners became “disruptive,” the third lockdown since May 2017.

In May 2017, a prisoner at Federal Correctional Institution Victorville Medium 1 attempted to assault a staff member and was subdued with pepper spray.

In August 2006, Tony Padilla, a Victorville, CA prison inmate, died of his injuries after a fight with another prisoner.

More Information About Federal Correctional Institution Victorville Medium 1

Christopher Zoukis’ Federal Prison Handbook: The Definitive Guide to Surviving the Federal Bureau of Prisons provides a comprehensive overview of life in federal prison. He covers topics ranging from the basics of prison life to more specific advice on navigating the federal prison system.

For those interested in learning more about FCI Victorville Medium 1, Zoukis’ Directory of Federal Prisons: The Unofficial Guide to Bureau of Prisons Institutions is invaluable. It provides detailed information about the prison, including its history, inmates, and staff.

With this knowledge, readers can make informed choices about whether or not Federal Correctional Institution Victorville is the right place for them.