The mission of the Recreation Department at FCI, El Reno is to reduce idleness and keep inmates constructively occupied, to reduce personal stress and institutional tensions, and to promote the concept of increased physical fitness and positive lifestyles both in prison as well as after release. The Recreation Department is dedicated to the goal of filling inmates’ leisure time with a wide cross-selection of constructive activities. While recognizing that not every sport or activity will appeal to everybody, we are proud of being able to say that we have a sport or activity that best suits the individual.
The facilities include arenas for both indoor and outdoor activities, field games, court games, table-top games, individual events, arts and crafts, team sports, space for music enthusiasts, and television. Recreational facilities are open to the general population per posted schedules. Inmates are encouraged to participate in the many and various activities that are provided by the recreational staff. Steel-toed boots are not allowed on the recreation yard or in the gym on weekends, holidays or during evening hours by non-recreation orderlies who are at work.