FCI Coleman Low Programs

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Inmate Program Reviews

Inmates will receive an Inmate Program Review by their Unit Team shortly after arrival at FCC, Coleman-Low. Inmates arriving at FCC, Coleman-Low as their initial commitment, or who transfer from another federal institution, will meet their Unit Team within 28 days of arrival. Supervise Release Violators and Writ returns will meet with their team within 14 days. In either case, your last name will be placed on the Call-out sheet, which will indicate the time and the date of this meeting.

At Initial Classification, program goals will be established and other pertinent information, as it relates to the inmate’s particular case, will be discussed. At scheduled reviews, inmates should discuss requests or concerns they may have, such as consideration for transfer to another facility, request for detail assignment changes, etc., and updates will be recorded as to the progress on goals inmates have made since arrival. Please note, Per Program Statement, Inmate Security Designation and Custody Classification, 5100.08, inmates must remain at this facility 18 months with clear conduct before being considered for a Nearer Release Transfer. If you are transferred here from another institution and are over 500 miles of your release residence, you will not be considered for a transfer until you have been here for 18-months and remained infraction free.

After Initial Classification, you will be scheduled to meet with your Unit Team every 180 days until you are within one year of your release date. Inmates with less than one-year remaining will meet every 90 days. When inmates are 17-19 months from their release date, they will be evaluated for consideration for a RRC placement (see above RRC section for more information). It is mandatory to attend Initial Classification and subsequent program reviews. Failure to attend may result in the issuance of an Incident Report.

Access to Diplomatic Representative and Consular Visitors

When it has been determined an inmate is a citizen of a foreign country, a Consular representative of that country will be allowed to visit on matters of legitimate business. Normally, Consular representatives visit the institution on an as-needed basis. If you wish to contact your Consulate, submit a request through your Unit Team to the Warden. You may also correspond with the Consulate via mail or telephone. An inmate, who is qualified for and desires to return to his country of citizenship for service of a sentence imposed in a United States Court, shall indicate his interest by completing and signing the appropriate forms with his Case Manager. This is known as the Transfer of Offenders to or from Foreign Countries, or the Treaty Transfer Program. Not all countries are members of the Treaty Transfer Program. For detailed information, see your Case Manager. Both the Treaty Transfer Program and Consular Visits are addressed during the Institution Admission and Orientation Program.

Inmate Financial Responsibility Program (IFRP)

Inmates are required to develop a responsible payment plan concerning any court-imposed financial obligation. The Unit Team will discuss the various payment plans during your Program Reviews. Failure to follow the plan developed will constitute refusal and may result in the loss of room assignment, performance pay restriction (limited to $5.25 per month) no special purchase orders, and a poor responsibility score on your Custody Classification form, no consideration for employment in UNICOR, change of quarters, $25.00 commissary spending limitation, transfers, CCC, or furlough participation. The Inmate Financial Responsibility program is voluntary; however, failure to participate will result in the above listed consequences.


The goal of the Recreation Department at FCC, Coleman-Low, is to make available as many programs as possible for inmates to maintain a healthful living and the enjoyment of participating with others in structured activities. The Recreation Department consists of the Supervisor of Recreation, Assistant Supervisor of Recreation, and five Recreation Specialists.

General Rules in Recreation

No Food Service „whites‟ are allowed. T-shirts are required to be worn at all times. No unauthorized inmate in the hobby craft area. Recreation I.D.‟s are required when checking out tools and equipment. No food or drinks allowed in the Leisure Center. No bed linens allowed in any recreation areas.
The Recreation Department offers a wide variety of activities to provide inmates an opportunity to improve their health, fitness, and to be actively involved in leisure time activities.

Recreation Yard

Recreation Yard
Flag Football/Soccer Field (1) Softball Fields (2)
Volleyball Court (1) Basketball Courts (4)
Handball/Racquetball Courts (8) Multi-Purpose Court (1)Horseshoe Pits (4)
Bocce Courts (4) Walking/Running Track (1)
Fitness Stations (6) * Back Patio – Equipped with various fitness equipment.

Intramural Sports Leagues

All intramural leagues will use either a Unit League or Draft League to form teams during seasonal play. 1st Place winners receive awards for their accomplishment.

Intramural leagues may consist of “A”/ “B”/ -or- Over 40 league categories.

Major Leagues Minor Leagues
Softball Volleyball
Soccer Handball
Flag Football Racquetball
Basketball Tennis
Horseshoes Bocce

Equipment Issue

All equipment for recreation yard use is available in the equipment issue room. In order to check out equipment you must present your I.D. Card.

Officiating Clinics

Officiating clinics are held to provide training in various sports officiating and consist of the following:

Softball Basketball
Soccer Volleyball
Flag Football Tournament Management
Sports Rules Field Maintenance

Leisure Center

Multi Purpose Room (1)

Music Band Room (1) Art Room (1)
Music Practice Room (1) Leather Room (1)
CD/DVD Room (1)
Open Table Top Area (1) Photo Room (1)

Music Program

The music program consists of the following:

Piano Acoustic Guitar
Drums Percussion
Saxophone Flute
Accordions Trumpet

Classes are provided and offer “Beginning” – “Intermediate” – “Advanced” levels.

Music Theory Guitar
Spanish Guitar Bass Guitar
Bolero Percussion
Drum Conga
Bongo Piano

Arts and Crafts Program

The Arts and Crafts program consists of the following:

Painting Pastels
Charcoal Ink
Drawing Crotchet
Bead Work Leather Work

Unit Crafts is also available for drawing, crotchet and beadwork permitted in the housing units.

Contact Hobby Shop staff for information on monthly/quarterly spending limitations.

Classes are provided and offer “Beginning” – “Intermediate” – “Advanced” levels.

Drawing Art
Painting Leather Craft
Crotchet Beads
Model Kits

Wellness Center

The Physical Fitness / Health Education program consists of the following:

Puzzle Project Chess Club
Photo Sessions Billiards
Foosball Table Tennis
Card Games Board Games
Movies / CD Listening
Health Awareness Resource Center Fitness Achievement Club (Bike/Walk/Step)
Fit For Life (Weight Loss Program) Spinning Program

Classes are provided and offer “Beginning” – “Intermediate” – “Advanced” levels.

Aerobics Calisthenics
Circuit Training Core Training
Spinning Stretching
Abs Pilates
Jump Rope Yoga
Senior’s Fit Body Composition
PFHE Health/Nutrition

Holiday Activities

Holiday Activities are held throughout the calendar year on all federal holidays. A wide variety of tournaments, contests and special events are scheduled with 1st place winners receiving awards. All events are conducted using sign-ups at the time of the event.

Additional Special Events are held throughout the year and consist of the following:

Christmas Bingo 4th of July Bingo
Talent Shows Dodge Ball
Kick Ball Obstacle Course Runs
Basketball Jamboree Softball Jamboree
Soccer Jamboree Turkey Bowl
Karaoke Contests Music Band Shows
Arts & Crafts Show

Hours of Operation

6:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. 6:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
11:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
4:15 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. 4:15 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Leisure Center Leisure Center
6:00 a.m. – 9:30 a. m. 6:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Noon – 2:30 p.m. 10:15 a.m. – 230 p.m.
4:15 p.m. -7:30 p. m. 4:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Noon – 2:30 p.m. Noon -2:30 p.m.
4:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. 4:15-7:30 p. m.

Game Room Activities

Chess UNO
Backgammon Dominoes
Checkers Cards
Risk Scrabble

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