The Recreation staff at FDC SeaTac encourages inmates to participate in the activities and programs offered through this department. We challenge inmates to get involved and use their time constructively through leisure programming.
The Recreation Department operates on a premise that inmates should at a minimum:
1. Participate in Recreation Programs to keep inmates constructively occupied, reduce stress, institutional tension and to reduce inmate idleness.
2. Encourage and assist inmates with adopting a healthy lifestyle through participation in physical fitness and health education.
3. Enhance the inmates’ physical, emotional and social well-being.
Leisure activities are designed to attract inmate participation regardless of ethnic, racial, age or gender differences or handicap considerations and to enhance the potential for post release involvement.
Leisure activities are designed to ensure that an inmate with the need has the opportunity to complete one or more activity. “At Risk” inmates are identified during the Admissions and Orientation process.
The Recreation Department staff prepares schedules of available recreational activities year around and seasonal. The Recreation Department offers the following activities for your pleasure:
Aerobics Wellness and Nutrition Programs
Ping Pong Screen Writing Class
Hobby Craft classes
Chess Club/Chess Class
There are ten Federal holidays in which activities will be offered. During these specific holidays, we offer the following activities: special tournaments, bingo, card tournaments, pool, ping pong, basketball and volleyball tournaments.
Recreation is a privilege, not a right. This privilege may be suspended or revoked for failure to comply with the rules and regulations of conduct. Recreation facilities are available in each unit. Scheduled activities are posted on the bulletin board in all housing units. Outdoor recreation is limited by the physical structure of this facility; however, the following activities are available in the outdoor recreation yard: volleyball and basketball. Stationary bikes, treadmills and stair steppers are available inside the housing units. Recreation equipment and games issued by the Recreation Department may not be stored in inmate cells. From 9:00 PM to 9:00 AM, there should not be any pool playing, using treadmills, excessively loud talking, ball playing, or other noisy activities in the recreation yard or common areas, etc. This also includes no loud slamming of dominoes during quiet hours. No inmate is to do weightlifting or exercising on any recreational equipment, pipes, stairs, etc.