Recreation, Leisure, and Social Programs
Leisure activities and recreation programs are also supervised by the Education Department. These programs help inmates develop an individual wellness concept. Programs include indoor and outdoor activities and range from individualized arts and crafts programs to intramural team sports such as softball, basketball, volleyball, etc… Physical fitness and weight reduction programs are also important activities for inmates and contribute to mental health, good interpersonal relations, and stress reduction. In addition, inmates can learn to use their free time constructively.
6:00 am – 9:00 pm Monday through Friday
6:00 am – 9:00 pm Weekends and Holidays
The pre-release program is designed to assist inmates in preparing for release. All inmates will be given aid in developing plans for
their personal lives and for work. These programs offer classes and information seminars concerning the personal, social, and legal
responsibilities of civilian life. Routinely scheduled information sessions with U.S. probation officers, halfway house staff, and other
agencies and employers will be made available.
Hobby Craft and Leisure Activities
Emphasis is placed on a variety of programs in order to meet individual needs and interests. See the staff during recreation hours for
Inmate Financial Responsibility Program
Working closely with the Administrative Office of the Courts and the Department of Justice, the Bureau administers a systematic
payment program for court-imposed fines, fees, and costs. All designated inmates are required to develop a financial plan to meet their
financial obligations. These obligations may include: special assessments imposed under 18 USC § 3013, court ordered restitution, fines, court costs, judgements in favor of the U.S., and other debts owed to the federal government, as well as other court-ordered
obligations (i.e.: child support, alimony).
Institution staff assist in planning, but the inmate is responsible for making all payments required, either from earnings within the
institution or from outside sources. The inmate must provide documentation of compliance and payment. If an inmate refuses to meet
his obligations, the inmate cannot work for UNICOR nor 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. The U.S. Parole
Commission will also review financial responsibility progress at parole hearings. The Unit Team will strictly monitor the level of an
inmate’s participation as this administration considers the Financial Responsibility Program a critical area.