The Recreation Department’s goals are to reduce personal stress, institutional tension, to keep inmates constructively occupied, and to increase physical fitness while incarcerated.
The intramural programs are as follows:
– Tread Mills
– Elliptical Machines
– Stationary Bikes
|Other Leisure/Social Activities
Softball Fields (2)
Outside Basketball Courts (5)
Boccie Ball (2)
Horseshoe Pits (2)
League Disciplinary Action
- Any player or coach ejected from a game, is suspended from all intramural competition for a minimum of the next scheduled game. A participant suspended from one league, cannot play in another league (basketball, volleyball, soccer, football, or softball) while under suspension. A violation of this rule will result in suspension from the intramural program for a minimum period of one (1) year.
- Any player or coach placed on suspension a second time, from any intramural sport, within six (6) months from the date of eligibility from the previous suspension, is suspended from all intramural participation for a minimum period of one (1) year. This includes soccer, basketball, volleyball, football, softball, regular season, practice games, special tournaments, etc.
Recreation Hours of Operation
The Inside Leisure Center/Fitness Room is open Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:15 p.m., and Sunday, Saturday and Holidays from 7:00 a.m. to 8:15 p.m.
*The Inside Leisure Center/Fitness Room area closes at 8:15 p.m. nightly for cleaning and general maintenance of the area. *
Leisure Center/Fitness Area
The musical equipment includes drums, congas, non-acoustic guitars, amplifiers, speakers, brass instruments, microphones, and cords.
*Disciplinary action for disregarding ceramics, crochet and art programs are as follows:
Participants are not allowed to sell, loan, or give hobby craft projects or supplies to other inmates. If an inmate participant is found engaging in such activities, he will be suspended from the program. The degree of the suspension will be as follows:
- First Offense – 2 weeks
- Second Offense – 30 days
- Third Offense -Dismiss from the program
Hobbycraft Programs and Materials
All personal items discovered in these lockers will be confiscated and the inmate may forfeit his position in the program. Participants who are authorized to participate in the Hobby craft Programs must provide a combination lock for the locker assigned.
All completed projects must be disposed of within 30 days of completion. Only three (3) projects can be active at any given time. All Hobbycraft items will be mailed at your expense through the Mail-out Program in Recreation to an authorized visitor from your visiting list only, which must be provided by the participant to Recreation Staff.
Selling Hobbycraft items or giving materials to other inmates is strictly prohibited. Completed projects are not allowed to be stored in housing unit room lockers.
Everyone authorized to participate in the Hobbycraft Programs or classes will abide by all rules and regulations or be removed for not following prescribed procedures. Neither FCI Bennettsville nor Recreation staffs are responsible for stolen items.
Sports and Musical Equipment
Playing cards can be purchased through the Commissary and used in both the Recreation Department and/or Housing Unit. Passive Recreation
Tennis shoes or basketball sneakers are the only authorized footwear allowed on the gym floor. No boots or work boots allowed, NO EXCEPTIONS.
Under no circumstances are inmates allowed to go shirtless on the recreation yard or in the recreation building.
Submit an “Inmate Request to Staff” to the Recreation Department in order to participate in these programs.
Inmate Financial Responsibility Program
Institution staff will assist you in establishing a payment plan. You are responsible for making all payments either from earnings within the institution or from outside resources. Payment from outside sources must be verified by the presentation of appropriate documentation. If you refuse to meet your financial obligations, you will lose certain privileges to include no assignment to or removal from UNICOR, and you will not qualify to 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 institutional program changes.