Women’s Minimum Security Prison Camp
FCI Danbury also known as Danbury Federal Correctional Institute is a low security women’s federal prison located at Route 37 Danbury, Connecticut operated by the Northeast Region of the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP), a division of the U.S. Department of Justice. FCI Danbury houses approximately 950 male federal inmates, with the adjacent women’s camp housing 180 female inmates, sentenced and charged with Federal Crimes in U.S. District Court.
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Housing: FPC Danbury is a Minimum Security Federal Prison Camp. Inmates are housed in dormitory style 2 person bunkbeds as well as 4 and 8 person cubicles. Storage space in most units consists of an individual locker. Locks may be purchased in the institution commissary. The amount of personal property allowed is limited to those items, which can be safely placed in the space designated.
Religion: There are facilities for worship services, prayer and study areas, offices, and a religious library. FPC Danbury provides services and programs to Christian, Jewish and Muslim inmates.
Volunteers from the cities of Danbury, Brookfield, and Bethel, help orchestrate services for other religious groups. Inmates can wear religious items, and the facilities observe different holy days, and also accommodate to any dietary restrictions for various faiths.
Medical: FPC Danbury has a full-time medical staff on hand and/or contract medical workers from nearby cities. FPC Danbury provides care for inmates who may experience any medical emergencies. In the event institution staff is unable to care for an inmate’s medical needs, inmates may be sent to the Danbury Hospital and New Milford Hospital for medical care.
Jobs: FPC Danbury inmates work positions that involve working in food, carpentry, electric, heating, ventilation & air conditioning, landscape, paint, plumbing, utility and general maintenance.
Education: FPC Danbury inmates without a high school diploma or General Educational Development
Credential (GED) must attend the BOP Inmate Literacy Program to obtain their GED. FPC Danbury inmates who are non-English speaking must take the (ESL) English As A Second Language Inmate Program.
The Federal Correctional Institution, Danbury, is located three (3) miles north of the city of Danbury, Connecticut, on Route 37. Interstate 84 runs through the city and is the main artery for East/West travel. Visitors should take Exit 5 if traveling East and proceed straight onto Route 37 North to the institution. If traveling West on I-84, take Exit 6, turning right on Rt. 37 North, proceeding to the institution. Danbury, Connecticut is approximately 70 miles from mid-town New York City.
Transportation from any of the three major airports in New York City to Danbury is provided by limousine, bus, or train. Danbury is also serviced by bus and taxi service. The telephone number to the Federal Correctional Institution, Danbury, is: (203)-743-6471
FCI Danbury Visiting Information
The FPC visiting room is open Saturday, Sunday and Holidays between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Visitors arriving after 2:15 p.m. will not be processed. Kissing, embracing and hand-shaking/holding are allowed only upon arrival or departure. Displays of affection must be within the bounds of good taste. Physical contact during the visit is prohibited.The FCI and FPC follow a point system in order to determine the frequency of visits.
At the institution, inmates are given 9 points per month, while at the Camp offenders are given 12 points. Weekday visits take away 1 point and weekend/holiday visits deduct 2 points.When the visiting room begins to overcrowd, visits will start to be limited to just 2 hours. Visitors who have traveled less than 200 miles will have their visits shortened and terminated first.
FCI Danbury inmates may receive mail addressed to them at the below address using the indicated format.
INMATE NAME & REGISTER NUMBER
FEDERAL CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION
DANBURY, CT 06811
Inmates are not allowed to receive packages from home without prior written approval from the inmate’s unit team or authorized staff member at the institution. The only packages an inmate may receive from home are those containing release clothing and authorized medical devices. However, inmates may receive magazines, hard and paperback books directly from the publisher
FCI Danbury Inmate Telephone Calls
FCI Danbury inmates are authorized 300 minutes of prepaid phone use January thru October, and 400 minutes, in November and December. Inmates phone lists can contain 30 approved called numbers, and calls maximum 15 minutes in length. VAC Communications contracts prison call services to the Bureau of Prisons and FCI Danbury. A calls costs 21¢ per minute, with 15 minute calls costing $3.15.
Pacific Telephone Company can substantially cut the cost of Danbury FCI inmate calls from $3.15 to $1.65 for a 15 minute call! For information call 855-966-8655 or go to www.federalinmatecalling.com/ordering
Sending Funds To A Federal Inmate
Federal inmate can receive outside funds from their inmate accounts via a Postal Money order by U.S. Mail as well as a money transfer via Western Union. For additional information on sending money to an inmate please click on the appropriate link.