USP Lompoc | Lompoc Penitentiary

United States Penitentiary Lompoc is a medium-security federal prison located in Lompoc, California. It is also known as USP Lompoc, Federal Correctional Complex Lompoc, and FCC Lompoc. USP Lompoc Camp is next to the central institution. Male inmates live at both facilities.

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USP Lompoc Contact Information

Facility Address & Contact Information

United States Penitentiary Lompoc
3901 Klein Boulevard
Lompoc, CA 93436

Phone: 805-735-2771
Fax: 805-736-1292
Email: [email protected]

BOP Website: Bureau of Prisons Page
Wikipedia: Wikipedia Page

Inmate Correspondence Address

USP Lompoc

Inmate Name and Registration Number
USP Lompoc
United States Penitentiary
3901 Klein Boulevard
Lompoc, CA 36436

USP Lompoc Camp

Inmate Name and Registration Number
USP Lompoc Camp
Satellite Prison Camp
3705 West Farm Road
Lompoc, CA 93436

How to Send Money

Do not send money directly to inmates. See our page for how to send money to an inmate. This page discusses sending funds through Western Union, Money Gram, and the National Lockbox in Des Moines, Iowa.

United States Penitentiary Lompoc Inmate Information

Inmate Gender

Male Inmates

FCC Lompoc Prison Security Levels

Facility Location

USP Lompoc is 175 miles northwest of Los Angeles, adjacent to Vandenberg Air Force Base.

BOP Region

Western Region

BOP Institution Code

LOM for USP Lompoc, LOX for Federal Correctional Complex Lompoc

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

USP Lompoc houses around 1,485 inmates. The two camps house around 330 inmates.

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USP Lompoc Prison Services Information


United States Penitentiary Lompoc is a medium-security prison in Lompoc, California. It was opened in 1959 and is part of the Lompoc Federal Correctional Complex (FCC Lompoc). United States Penitentiary Lompoc Camp is adjacent to the primary institution. Both prisons house male inmates.

The prison was initially designated as Federal Correctional Institution Lompoc. In 1981, it was converted to USP Lompoc. The current FCI Lompoc is a low-security federal prison.

Notable inmates at Federal Correctional Complex Lompoc include:

  • White House Chief of Staff H.R. Haldeman: served 18 months for conspiracy and corruption charges related to the Watergate scandal.
  • Co-founder of EarthLink Reed Slatkin: served 14 years for mail fraud, wire fraud, money laundering, and conspiracy to obstruct justice.
  • Co-founder of the Black Mafia Family Demetrius Flenory (serving 30 years for leading a national drug trafficking operation.

Media reports state that there have been at least two riots at the prison: one in which two guards and four inmates were injured, and another riot which consisted of 30 to 50 total inmates. One prison guard has been killed and at least four stabbed by inmates. Additionally, federal authorities indicted at least one correctional officer for smuggling drugs into the institution.

At least two FCC Lompoc inmates have escaped from the camp.

FCC Lompoc Inmate Housing

United States Penitentiary Lompoc inmates live in one and two-person cells. There is a total of eleven housing units. Camp inmates live in open dormitories.

Health Services

The USP Lompoc medical department offers the following medical services:

  • Chronic Care
  • Medications
  • Routine Dental Care
  • Eyeglasses
  • Preventive Care
  • Long-Term Care
  • End-Of-Life Care

Routine care is available through sick calls. Inmates can also speak with medical staff in the dining room during breakfast. Emergency medical services are available 24 hours a day.

Psychology Services

USP Lompoc inmates have access to various psychology offerings, including:

  • Intake Screening
  • Mental Health Assessment
  • Substance Use Treatment
  • Individual/Group Counseling
  • Psycho-Educational Classes
  • Medications

Treatment groups include anger management, HIV/AIDS Awareness, and criminal thinking. In-cell treatment is available for SHU inmates.

Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP)

USP Lompoc does not have the Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP). The facility does provide a Drug Abuse Education Course, the Non-Residential Drug Abuse Program (NR-DAP), and Alcoholics Anonymous (AA).

USP Lompoc Educational, Library, and Recreation Offerings

Education Services

Federal Correctional Complex Lompoc inmates have access to literacy classes, GED programming, and English-as-a-Second Language programs. Graduation ceremonies recognize GED, ESL, and Occupational Education completions. Adult Continuing Education (ACE) and parenting classes are also available. High school diplomas and college degrees are available through paid correspondence programs.

Learn more about inmate education offerings here.

Advanced Occupational Education

USP Lompoc offers advanced occupational education in Welding, Barber, and Construction.

Vocational Training

Lompoc Penitentiary offers vocational training in hydroponics and construction.


USP Lompoc does not offer any apprenticeship programs.

Library Services

United States Penitentiary Lompoc has both leisure and law libraries. The leisure library offers magazines, newspapers, fiction, nonfiction, and reference books. Inmates also have access to DVD movies.

Inmates have access to legal materials and may prepare legal documents through the TRULINCS Electronic Law Library. A copying machine and electric typewriters are also available for inmate use.


FCC Lompoc UNICOR facility produces electronics and plastics and handles services.


Spending at the facility is restricted to $360.00. Inmates may shop once a week on their shopping day. Copy cards, postage stamps, and over-the-counter medications do not count against the spending limitation. Learn more about the prison commissary here.

Recreation Services

Recreation, leisure, wellness, and social programs are available to USP Lompoc inmates. Leisure activities include:

  • Sports
  • Physical Fitness
  • Table Games
  • Hobby Crafts
  • Music Programs
  • Intramural Activities
  • Social and Cultural Organizations
  • Movies

Art activities include painting and sketching. Hobbycraft activities include ceramics, leatherwork, models, clay, mosaics, crochet, knitting, sculptures, and woodworking.

Visitation Information for USP Lompoc

On Sundays and Saturdays, visiting hours are between 8:30 a.m. and 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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USP Lompoc in the News

In February 2017, Armando Chavez-Tapia, a prisoner at United States Penitentiary Lompoc, filed a lawsuit against prison staff for medical negligence. Chavez-Tapia claimed that he was diagnosed with cancer and suffering terrible pain, but the first Bureau of Prisons doctor ridiculed him, and a second doctor gave him ibuprofen.

In May 2004, Julio Vega, a guard at USP Lompoc, pleaded guilty to attempting to bring three grams of heroin into the prison after getting caught in a sting operation.

In 2003, Federal Correctional Complex Lompoc inmates rioted, leaving two federal inmates and four guards injured.

In 1998, a fight broke out involving 30 to 50 black and white prisoners in the recreation yard after a football game at USP Lompoc.

In 1997, an unnamed prisoner at FCC Lompoc stabbed guard Scott Williams to death and injured four other guards who responded to the attack.

More Information About United States Penitentiary Lompoc

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 FCC Lompoc, 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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