FCI Sheridan Programs

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An inmate’s leisure time includes all free time at his disposal after meeting the requirements of his daily work and program assignments.

The main office of the Recreation Department is located between the Education Department and the Special Housing Unit. It is used as the contact point for most recreation and sports scheduling.

Sports and Games

There are a variety of organized sports including: softball, flag football, soccer, volleyball, handball, racquetball and basketball. Incentives are distributed for participants in all sport leagues. Varsity sports teams are chosen from the inmate population to compete in contests against outside teams.

Sports equipment and games are available for check out from the Recreation Department. All equipment must be returned each day at the completion of play. Board games may be checked out in recreation and must be returned to the Recreation Department the same day.


Fitness equipment is located in the West end of the Gymnasium. This equipment is available to all general population inmates.

Unit Recreation

Leisure time activities are posted on the Unit bulletin boards and in the recreation area. All noise producing games (slamming of dominoes, loud card games, etc.) will cease at the evening count (10 p.m.). The activities will not begin until 10 a.m. on weekends and holidays. Engaging in personal calisthenics in the common areas of the housing units is prohibited.


The Hobby Shop is open afternoons and evenings Monday through Friday, and all day Saturday, Sunday and Holidays. A variety of art and craft tools are available for inmate use.

Central Recreation Area

The Central Recreation Area is located near the Gymnasium and contains ping pong tables, card tables, and TVs that require a walkman radio in order to pick up the sound from the TV. The TVs will be used for sporting and specially televised events.

Inmate Photo Program

The Recreation Department oversees the Inmate Photo Program. The following are the guidelines for the program. Visiting Room photos are taken during normal visiting hours at the FCI. Additionally, photos are taken on the recreation yard Thursday and Friday evenings from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and group photos are taken on Sundays only between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. upon completion of Group Photo Form. Inmates may have a photograph taken upon presentation of a signed Commissary Photo Voucher containing his register number.

There will be no photos taken:

Which depict inflammatory material such as signs, symbols, emblems, flags, logos or colors of gangs, or carry a negative racial connotation.

All photos must be taken in the designated photo areas only.

Which depict inmates making obscene gestures or any unauthorized hand signals.

That may, in the judgment of administration, constitute a threat to the secure and orderly running of the institution.

Which include the display of any type of contraband.
That use props. Props of any kind are prohibited
Which violate Visiting Room personal contact rules.

Retakes. Retakes can only be authorized by the Supervisor of Recreation. Retakes will be given for missing photos, major flaws, or those with technical problems with the camera or photography supplies. Retakes will not be authorized for closed eyes, dislike of pose, or general dislike of a picture.

Recreation Hours

Indoor/Outdoor Facilities
Monday through Friday:

6:15 a.m. to 7:30 a.m.
9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Facilities will open upon clearing of the 4:00 p.m. count.)

Saturday, Sunday/ Holidays:

7 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Facilities will open upon clearing of the 10:00 a.m. count.)
4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Facilities will open upon clearing of the 4:00 p.m. count.)

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