USP Beaumont Programs

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Recreation and Leisure Time Programs

Recreation is an essential part of the overall educational program. Recreation and leisure-time programs are designed to reduce idleness and keep inmates constructively occupied; to promote wellness as a personal goal for all inmates; to reduce personal stress and institution tension; to increase physical fitness, goal attainment, and positive life styles, both in prison and after release; and to contribute to personal and institution stability through maximum participation in structured and unstructured programs.

Programs include indoor and outdoor activities, and range from individualized arts and crafts programs to intramural team sports such as softball, basketball, and volleyball. Physical fitness and weight reduction programs are also important activities for inmates and contribute to mental health, good interpersonal relations, and stress reduction.

A schedule of recreational activities is posted both in Recreation and the housing units.

No sodas or food times are permitted on the recreation yard.


Release Preparation Program


The release preparation program is designed to assist inmates in preparing for release. Release preparation programming is initiated 30 months prior to the inmate’s scheduled release date. This program offers classes and information seminars concerning the personal, social, and legal responsibilities of civilian life. Routinely scheduled information sessions with U.S. probation officers, other community agencies, and residential reentry center staff are available. Inmates must participate in the release preparation program in order to be eligible for halfway house placement. A schedule of RPP classes is posted in the housing units.

Inmate Financial Responsibility Program


FCC Beaumont works closely with the Administrative Office of the Courts and the financial litigation units. The Bureau administers a systematic payment program for court-imposed fines, fees, and costs. All designated inmates are required to develop a financial plan to meet their financial obligations. These obligations may include: special assessments, court ordered restitution, fines, court costs, and judgments in favor of the United States, other debts owed the federal government, and other court-ordered obligations (e.g., child support, alimony, other judgments.)

Institution staff assist in planning, but the inmate is responsible for making all payments required, either from earnings within the institution or from outside resources. The inmate must provide documentation of compliance and payment. If an inmate refuses to meet his obligations, the inmate cannot work for UNICOR or receive performance pay above the maintenance pay level of $5.25. The status of any financial plan will be included in all progress reports and will be considered by staff when determining security/custody level, job assignments, eligibility for community activities, and institutional program changes. The U.S. Parole Commission will also review financial responsibility progress at parole hearings.

You may be identified for priority considerations for UNICO Remployment if you have court ordered financial obligations. Grades 1-4 will pay a minimum of 50% of their earnings toward their financial responsibility.


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