FPC Montgomery | Federal Prison Camp Montgomery

Federal Prison Camp Montgomery is a minimum-security federal prison in Montgomery, Alabama. It is also known as FPC Montgomery and Montgomery Correctional Facility. The facility houses male inmates.

FPC Montgomery Contact Information

Facility Address & Contact Information

Federal Prison Camp Montgomery
Maxwell Air Force Base
Montgomery, AL 36112

Phone: 334-293-2100
Fax: 334-293-2329
Email: [email protected]

BOP Website: Bureau of Prisons Page
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Inmate Correspondence Address

FPC Montgomery

Inmate Name and Registration Number
FPC Montgomery
Federal Prison Camp
Maxwell Air Force Base
Montgomery, AL

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

Federal Prison Camp Montgomery Inmate Information

Inmate Gender

Male Inmates

Prison Security Level

Minimum-Security Federal Prison

Facility Location

FPC Montgomery is located on Maxwell Air Force Base, off I-65 and I-85.

BOP Region

Southeast Region

BOP Institution Code

MON for FPC Montgomery

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

Middle District of Alabama

Population Number

Montgomery Correctional Facility houses approximately 290 inmates.

FPC Montgomery Prison Services Information

FPC Montgomery | Federal Prison Camp Montgomery


Federal Prison Camp Montgomery is a minimum-security facility in Montgomery, Alabama, which houses male inmates. It was opened in 1930. Montgomery Alabama Federal Prison Camp is the oldest federal prison camp in operation. It was initially named Federal Prison Camp Maxwell Field.

Notable inmates include:

  • Jesse Jackson, Jr. (served 29 months for conspiracy to commit wire fraud, mail fraud, and making false statements)
  • Former Fifth Circuit Judge Robert Frederick Collins (served five years for bribery)
  • IndyCar driver John Paul, Jr. (served 28 months for racketeering)
  • Former New England Patriots receiver Reche Caldwell (sentenced to 27 months for drug possession with intent to distribute)
  • Former Enron Corporation CEO Jeff Skilling (sentenced to 24 years for conspiracy, insider trading, making false statements to auditors, and securities fraud)
  • U.S. Representative Richard Alvin Tonry (served six months for campaign finance violations)
  • Watergate co-conspirator Charles Colson (served seven months for obstruction of justice) Attorney General and Watergate co-conspirator John Mitchell (served 19 months for corruption)

Media reports indicate that at least one prisoner has been indicted for smuggling contraband and attempted vehicular assault, while another inmate was charged with possessing contraband.

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

Inmate Housing

FPC Montgomery, Alabama prison inmates are housed in dorms, divided into two-person cubicles. There is a total of three housing units.

Health Services

Federal Prison Camp Montgomery provides sick calls, dental sick calls, emergency medical services, and medications. Inmates must submit a sick call form to receive routine care. Emergency medical care is available 24 hours a day.

Psychology Services

Psychology services at FPC Montgomery include:

  • Screening
  • Assessment
  • Treatment of Mental Health Issues
  • Individual/Group Treatment Programs
  • Psycho-Educational Classes
  • Self-Help/Supportive Services

Regular treatment groups include anger management, HIV/AIDS awareness, stress management, and criminal thinking.

Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP)

The Montgomery Alabama Prison offers the Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP). Drug abuse programming, a Drug Abuse Education course, and the Non-Residential Drug Abuse Program (NR-DAP) are also offered.

FPC Montgomery Educational, Library, and Recreation Offerings

Education Services

FPC Montgomery provides literacy, GED, and English-as-a-Second Language (ESL) programs. A parenting class is also available. High school diplomas and post-secondary degrees are available through paid correspondence programs.

Advanced Occupational Education

Montgomery Correctional Facility offers advanced occupational education programs for Building and Grounds Cleaning, Horticulture, Mechanics, Computer Applications, A+ Certification, WordPerfect, and Culinary Arts.

Vocational Training

FPC Montgomery offers a Commercial Driver’s License vocational training program.


Federal Prison Camp Montgomery offers apprenticeship programs in the following areas:

  • Electric Technician
  • Greens Keeper
  • Small Engine Repair
  • Plumber
  • Horticulture
  • Housekeeping
  • HVAC
  • Landscaping

Library Services

Both a leisure and law library are available to the inmate population. The leisure library offers nonfiction and fiction books, newspapers, and magazines. The law library primarily consists of the TRULINCS Electronic Law Library. Both libraries are open six days a week.


The FPC Montgomery UNICOR facility handles laundry services.


Inmates at FPC Montgomery correctional facility can purchase items not to exceed the $360.00 monthly spending limitation. Over-the-counter medications and postage stamps do not count against the monthly spending limit. Popular commissary items include ice cream, drink mixes, food, electronics, clothing, and shoes.

Recreation Services

The FPC Montgomery Recreation Department provides activities and services, such as wellness classes, a music room, pool tables, and various fitness equipment.

Federal Prison Camp Montgomery also offers the Inmates Providing Animal Care and Training (IMPACT) Program, in which inmates raise puppies to become Service Dogs for Canine Companions for Independence, a non-profit service organization.

Visitation Information for FPC Montgomery

On Sunday and Saturday, visiting hours are between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. On federal holidays, visiting hours are between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. See our page on prisoner visitation rules for more information.

FPC Montgomery | Montgomery Correctional Facility

FPC Montgomery in the News

In August 2018, Elvis Mark Hartrick, a prisoner at Federal Prison Camp Montgomery, was sentenced to seven years in prison for trying to drive a work truck into a guard after he was spotted picking up packages of contraband, including cell phones, tobacco, and alcohol. His passenger, prisoner Marvin Nathaniel Mobley, was sentenced to two months for possession of contraband.

In September 2017, former winery owner Charles Banks, who was sentenced to four years in prison for fraud, reported to FPC Montgomery to begin serving his time.

In early 2015, former New England Patriots receiver Reche Caldwell served 27 months at FPC Montgomery for transporting drugs in interstate commerce.

In 2006, former ENRON CEO Jeffrey Skilling was convicted of insider trading and securities fraud and sent to Montgomery, Alabama, federal correctional facility to serve his sentence. He is scheduled for release in 2019.

More Information About Federal Prison Camp Montgomery

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