General Library/Legal Resources Center (LRC)
The Federal Bureau of Prison recognizes the rights of inmates to have access to the courts. The LRC provides the population with an opportunity to use available legal research and reference materials while preparing legal documents. Electric typewriters are provided for use by inmates in the Main Library at the FCI, USP and Camp. The NEO word processor system is available at the USP for inmates with an imminent court deadline. You must purchase paper from the Commissary to print your legal document.
A copy machine is also available at the inmate’s expense.
The USP and FCI SHU both have an electronic law library. Inmates in Administrative Detention and Disciplinary Segregation shall submit a request to the Officer-in-Charge to use the electronic law library at the FCI and USP. Inmates will use their phone access code number (PAC); Commissary Personal Identification Number (PIN); Registration Number; to utilize the electronic law library. PIN AND PAC numbers are available from Trust Fund Staff. Inmates who do not have access to a TRULINCS printer will complete both an “Inmate Request for TRULINCS Print Form and a paper BP-199.” USP inmates will forward a completed BP-199 and this form to their SHU Counselor for copies. FCI SHU, Cholla, or Yucca Unit inmates will submit an Inmate Request for TRULINCS Print Form and a paper BP-199 to his/her Unit Manager for processing. Inmates housed in a Special Housing Unit (SHU) may request legal materials not available, in the SHU library, by submitting an Inmate Request to Staff Member (BP-E148.070) to the Education Department. Inmate housed in the FCI SHU may receive from the main law library: legal manilla envelopes, certified mail receipts, and return receipts. Inmates housed in the USP SHU will use the electronic law library to conduct legal research and may request legal envelopes, certified mail receipts, and return receipts.
The Leisure Library book collection consists of a large collection of paperback books and a broad range of Spanish books. Also available in the book collection are hardcover reference books.
The Leisure Library’s inter-library loan program is available through Pima Community College.
The Leisure Library and the Legal Resource Center Hours Are as Follows:
Monday-Friday: 12:30pm-3:30pm and Monday-Thursday 5:00pm-8:30pm. Saturdays and Sundays: 8:00am-9:30pm and 12:00pm-3:30pm
Monday-Friday: 1:30pm-3:30pm and 5:00pm-8:30pm. Saturday and Sunday: 7:30-9:30am; 11:30am-3:30pm; 5:00pm-8:00pm.
FCI LAW Library:
Monday-Friday: 1:30pm-3:30pm and Monday-Thursday 6:00pm- 8:30pm. Saturday: 7:30-9:30am; 11:30am-3:30pm; Closed on Sunday.
Monday-Friday: 1:30pm-3:30pm and 5:00pm-8:30pm. Saturday – Sunday: 7:30- 9:30am; 11:00am-3:30pm; 5:00pm-9:00pm.