General Library/Legal Resources Center (LRC)
The Federal Bureau of Prison recognizes the rights of inmates to have access to the courts. The Legal Resource Center provides the population with an opportunity to use available legal research and reference materials while preparing legal documents. Typewriters are available for legal needs only. A copy machine is also available at the inmate’s expense.
Inmates housed in a Special Housing Unit may request legal materials not available in the Segregation library by submitting an Inmate Request to Staff Member. While in segregation, inmates may receive from the main law library: USPS Priority envelopes, manila envelopes, certified mail receipts, return receipts, pleading paper, typing paper, carbon paper, white envelopes, and copies of legal cases not available in the segregation legal library.
The Leisure Library consists of a large collection of paperback books from each common genera, and a broad range of Spanish books.
Also available in the book collection are hardcover reference books. Furthermore, a CD/DVD collection consists of various subjects of an educational value. The Leisure Library’s interlibrary loan “Best Seller Program” is coordinated with McNaughton Book Service Company. The Best Seller collection consists of a “core” library containing 300 of the most recent bestselling books, rotated periodically. The Black & Gold program is another interlibrary loan program; it is conducted through the Lompoc Public Library, and in cooperation of Education Staff. Through this program, inmates can request non-fiction books from the Lompoc Public Library.
The Leisure Library and the Legal Resource Center hours are slightly different for each institution. The following is only a general guideline:
• Monday through Thursday – 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. / 4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
• Friday – 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
• Saturday – 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m