A copier is available in the library to assist with making legal copies.
Participation and availability of all Education programs will be addressed in detail during the A&O briefing.
Gym 11:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. (Monday – Friday)
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. (Saturday, Sunday, and Holidays)
Hobby Craft Shop 12:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (Monday – Friday)
7:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. (Saturday, Sunday, and Holidays)
Weight Area 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. (Every Day)
Recreation Yard 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. (Every Day)
Satellite Prison Camp:
Fitness Area 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. (Every Day)
Hobby Craft Shop 12:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (Every Day)
*All areas closed during count times
The Recreation department’s main focus is to give inmates avenues to use their leisure time more effectively with constructive activities. Recreation programs are aimed at reducing idleness and as stress releasers. They afford inmates the opportunity to adopt a healthier lifestyle. Our wide range of diverse sporting events, wellness, and leisure activities provide a challenge to virtually everyone regardless of size, weight, ethnic origin, and athletic ability.
Participation and availability of all Recreation programs will be addressed in detail during the A&O briefing.
All expenses will be the responsibility of the inmate, except for the first eight hours of each day the employee is on duty. There are occasions when an escorted trip is not approved, even when all policy-required conditions have been met. Decisions are based on a determination that there is a danger to Bureau of Prisons staff during the proposed visit, or the security concerns about the individual inmate outweigh the need to visit in the community. All cases are reviewed on an individual basis by the Warden for final approval/disapproval.
Furloughs are a privilege, not a right, and are only granted when clearly in the public interest and for the furtherance of a legitimate correctional goal. Ordinarily, inmates with a history of violence will not be granted social furloughs.
The Bureau has a furlough program for inmates who have Community custody and have two years or less from their anticipated release date. An inmate who meets the eligibility requirements may submit an application for furlough to staff for approval. At FCI Bastrop, furloughs may be granted on a case by case basis for the following reasons: Visits to dying relatives Attendance at a funeral of immediate family Transferring directly to another institution Participating in selected educational, social, civic, religious, or recreational activities which facilitate release transition
Pre-release programming will be emphasized in all units, and staff will address concerns about readjustment, current community issues, and educational/vocational opportunities. For eligible inmates, furloughs and residential re-entry center (halfway house) placements will be considered according to governing policies.
Central Inmate Monitoring System
If an inmate requests permission to marry, he must: have a letter from the intended spouse which verifies his or her intention to marry demonstrate legal eligibility to marry be mentally competent
The Chaplains are available to discuss the issue of marriage with you and your fiancée’.
However, beyond scheduling religious activities, Chaplains are available for consultation. Chaplains are available to assist inmates in any way they are able to, within their limits of jurisdiction. Because of this, Chaplains would like inmates to feel free to approach them at any time. All religious activities are open to any inmate in the general population.
Pastoral care consists of assisting inmates in the following areas: religious apparel and diets; religious literature and materials (audio tapes, video tapes, etc.); and community outreach ministries.
Inmate Financial Responsibility Program (FRP)
You are responsible for making all payments required, either from earnings within the institution, or from outside resources. You must provide documentation of compliance and payment. If you refuse to meet your financial obligations, you cannot work for UNICOR and will not receive performance pay above the maintenance pay level.
The status of any financial plan will be included in all progress reports, and will be considered by staff when determining security/custody level, job assignments, eligibility for community activities, and institution program changes. If applicable, the U.S. Parole Commission will also review financial responsibility progress at parole hearings.