FMC Butner Personal Property

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Storage space consists of an individual’s locker, garment bag and one under bed storage container. Locks may be purchased in the institution commissary. The amount of personal property, including books, magazines, letters, newspapers, etc., is limited to those items which can be neatly and safely placed in the space designated. Under no circumstances will any materials be accumulated to the point where they become a fire, sanitation, security, or housekeeping hazard. Books and magazines are limited to 5 each with magazines being of a current issue.


All inmates will be fully dressed before leaving their cubicle areas in the morning. Inmates will have their shirts buttoned and tucked inside their pants and their belts buckled prior to departing the unit. The ONLY exception will be when participating in recreational activities. Shoes should be kept clean and tied. Civilian clothing ofany type (except athletic apparel) is not authorized. Uniforms and coats are stamped with the inmate’s name and number and are to be stored in the authorized place. A limited number of personal sweatshirts (2) and sweat pants (2) may be purchased in the commissary. Individual wash cloths, towels, socks and underwear are issued to inmates. During working hours, Monday-Friday, 7:30 -4:00, you will be in full Khaki uniform.

No personal property will be allowed in the dining room, including mugs, jugs, or commissary items. All hats and non-prescription sunglasses must be removed upon entering the dining hall, unless authorized by Pastoral Care.

Shirts: You will be expected to button your shirt but may leave the top two buttons unbuttoned. All shirts, including t-shirts, will be tucked in. Shirts may not be worn with the collar turned up or rolled under. Inmates may not wear shirts in a one sleeve up, one sleeve down fashion. Sleeveless shirts will not be worn in the dining hall.

Undershorts: No undershorts will be worn as an outer garment or displayed on the outside of any clothing at anytime.

T-shirts: Institution issued t-shirts maybe worn as an outer garment work shirt on outside work details. On all other details, the khaki work shirt will be worn. On details with unique safety considerations, certain equipment and clothing requirements will be mandated.

Pants: You are required to wear your pants around the waist with pants legs extended to the ankle and properly hemmed. You will wear any and all pants snug around the waist at all times. Additionally, you are not permitted to fold or cuff your pant legs in any fashion. You may not tuck your pant leg inside your shoes or socks unless working on a job or detail using high top boots. You are also required to wear properly fitted pants. You may not pleat the waist area of your issued pants in any fashion. Finally, you may not wear pants with the pockets pulled inside out. Normally, elastic waistband pants belong to R&D and must be returned there once a clothing issue has been received. However, for medical reasons, elastic waistband pants may be issued for permanent wear on a case by case basis.

Belts: Belts are required and must be kept buckled and centered. Belts are not to be excessively long or hang down below the waist at any time.

Coats: You may not wear issued coats inside out.

Footwear: All work details will be required to wear safety shoes while on the job. Shower shoes or slippers will not be worn outside the housing units. Inmates with foot problems must receive written authorization from the Health Services Department.

Headgear: Only headgear issued by the institution, sold in the commissary, or approved by Religious Services is authorized. You will not be allowed to wear sunglasses on any inside work detail unless approved by Health Services. You may not wear head phones on any work detail inside or outside the institution. Baseball-style hats will be worn with the sun visor pointed forward.

Athletic Clothing: Athletic clothing, shorts and sweat suits may be worn to the morning, evening, weekend and holiday meals. On weekends and holidays, inmates may also wear athletic clothing to the recreation yard and in the housing units. A t-shirt or other approved shirt must be worn at all times. Athletic clothing will not be worn inside out or in excessively baggy manner.

At no time mar athletic clothing and institution issued uniforms be worn together.


Inmates are allowed to maintain legal materials, regarding a current on going case, and supplies (not to exceed the locally established volume limit) in their locker or under bed storage container. If an inmate has a need for additional legal storage because of the immediacy ofa court hearing or case, the Unit Manager will decide if additional storage is required. If required, the Unit Manager will make necessary arrangements.


Storage space may be obtained through the Recreation Supervisor within the Hobby Shop. Disposal of completed hobby craft work must be arranged immediately after completion. Crafts like oil paintings, leather craft, ceramics and copper works are not permitted in the housing unit.


The total value of an inmate’s accumulated Commissary items (excludinl: special purchases) will be limited to the monthly spendinl: limitations.


An inmate may not own or possess more than one (I) approved radio or watch at any time. Proof of ownership, through appropriate property receipts will be required. When a radio and/or watch are purchased, take the item along with the receipt to your counselor so that it can be added to your approved personal property log. No inmate property may have value exceeding $100. Radios with a tape recorder and/or tape player are not authorized. Radios and watches will be inscribed with the inmate’s name and registration number at the time they are purchased from the commissary. Only walkman type radios are permitted and headphones are required at all times. While an inmate is in holdover status he may not purchase, own or possess a radio or watch. Inmates may not give any items of value to another inmate, i.e., radio, watch, sneakers or Commissary items.


Inmates may retain a plain wedding band (without stones) when admitted into the institution, and with prior approval, a religious medal without stones.


Inmates will initially be assigned when they are medically cleared. Requests for job changes must be submitted through the inmate’s supervisor if a job change is desired.

Generally the initial assignment for all inmates is food service. Job change requests will be
submitted to the inmate’s Unit Team after the current job supervisor has released you from the job assignment and you have been accepted in another position.

Work supervisors will be required to document unacceptable work performance over a period of at least two months before requesting an inmate be given a job change. During this two month period, the work supervisor will be responsible for detailing the inmate to a less demanding job on the current job assignment with close supervision in an attempt to bring up the job performance level. The exception to the two-month period will be if the inmate’s actions warrant an incident report, in which case, the inmate could be given a job change.

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