Recreation: Inmate recreation is available for inmates to utilize during their leisure time. Recreation Services Department offers a wide range of recreational activities; from softball, soccer, volleyball and basketball leagues; outdoor weight equipment, track, indoor weight/exercise area and handball/racquetball courts. Recreational equipment is available for use by inmates while in the Recreation Area.
During the winter months, the Recreation Yard/Gymnasium opens at 6:00 a.m. Monday thru Friday prior to the morning meal. At 7:30 a.m.
Open Movement will be announced and all inmates in the recreation area after this time must be in possession of a recreation pass. It will be open for inmates on day-off/off-detail status, unassigned, vacation, medically unassigned (when the Health Services Department authorizes). The Recreation Yard and Gymnasium area will remain open until 8:30 p.m..
On weekends and Federal Holidays, the Recreation Yard will close at 9:30 a.m., at which time all inmates must return to their assigned Housing Unit in preparation for the 10:00 a.m. Official Count. After a “clear” Institution Count is documented, the Recreation Yard will reopen until 8:30 p.m.
Inmates on the Recreation Yard must remain twenty-five (25) yards away from the inner perimeter fence at all times, unless they have staff permission and direct supervision from the staff member. Permission shall be granted for specific reason (i.e. retrieving softball, soccer ball etc.).
“Out of Bounds” signs shall be strictly adhered to!
The Gymnasium is closed during the summer months and outdoor recreational facilities are utilized during that time. Utilization of the Gymnasium shall be during the inmate’s leisure time as specified above. No hard sole shoes are permitted on the Gymnasium floor. It is recommended that all inmates utilizing the Weight Room wear Steel Toe Shoes at all times. Along with the Gymnasium and Recreation Yard, the Leisure Center has the following:
- Billiard tables
- Music classes
- Art room (including ceramics, painting, and drawing)
- Card/game tables (outside)
The Leisure Center is open daily from 1:30 p.m. through 8:30 p.m. Any inmate found on the Recreation Yard/Gymnasium without authorization is “Out of Bounds” and disciplinary action shall be taken.