FMC Carswell also known as Carswell Federal Medical Center is a low security women’s federal prison located at Naval Air Station J St Bldg 3000 Fort Worth, Texas operated by the South Central Region of the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP), a division of the U.S. Department of Justice. FMC Carswell houses 1,488 female federal inmates sentenced and charged with Federal Crimes in U.S. District Court.
FMC Carswell offers the RDAP Early Release Program. For program info Click Here
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Housing: FMC Carswell is an administrative security Federal Medical Center with an adjacent Minimum Security Satellite Camp. Both house inmates 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: FMC Carswell provides services and programs to Christian, Jewish and Muslim inmates. FMC Carswell religious services department has a Catholic chaplain, Jewish Rabbi and Muslim Imam to provide to religious of inmates. Volunteers from the cities of Fort Worth, Saginaw and Benbrook 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. FMC Carswell offers a specialized program called Life Connections.
The Life Connections Program (LCP) is open to inmates seeking grounding in positive values and responsibility, whether or not they have a religious affiliation. It is a residential program that is only located at five different Institutions throughout the Bureau of Prisons. Inmate participants in (LCP) live in the same housing units as other inmates and work in the same job assignments in the mornings.
However, in the afternoons, evenings and weekends, LCP participants separate into small groups for in-depth instruction and mentorship. Inmates must apply for this program, interview, have between 24 and 36 months left on their sentence, and be qualified to transfer to a LCP Institution.
Medical: FMC Carswell handles all security levels with special medical and mental health needs and is the only medical facility for women in the Federal Bureau of Prisons. They have a full-time medical staff on hand and/or contract medical workers from nearby cities. FMC Carswell 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 Tarrant County Medical Center in Houston, Texas for medical care.
Jobs: FMC Carswell inmates work positions that involve working in Food Service, Medical Department,
Mechanical Service, Education, Electricians, Plumbers, Cement Finishers, Masons, Mechanics, Painters, Carpenters, Draftswomen, Laborers, Clerks, and HV AC, Librarians, Teacher Aides, and Clerks
Laundry Department, Safety, Institution Maintenance, Chapel, Receiving and Discharge, Housekeepers,
Recycling, Warehouse Workers, Landscape Workers and Building Orderlies.
Education: FMC Carswell inmates without a high school diploma or General Educational Development Credential (GED) must attend the BOP Inmate Literacy Program to obtain their GED. FMC Carswell inmates who are non-English speaking must take the (ESL) English As A Second Language Inmate Program. The education department offers Cosmetology certification and college correspondent courses.
FMC Carswell offers the BOP 500 Hour RDAP program that enables federal inmates with verifiable substance abuse issues to receive up to an 18 month early release off their sentences. For additional information on qualifications and entry into the RDAP Program please click on RDAP Eligibility.
FMC Carswell is located on the Naval Air Station/Joint Reserve Base in Fort Worth, a city with a population of 793,000 in Tarrant County. Fort Worth is located 105 miles south of Ardmore, OK, and 229 miles west of Shreveport, LA, off of U.S. Highway 30.
I . Take State HWY 83 South
2. Take a LEFT onto Roberts Cut-Off Road
3. Take a LEFT onto Meandering Road. (Right in Front of the Quickway Convenience Store).
You will see s igns on the right-hand side of Meandering Road that say “Camp Carter” and “Burgers Lake” before you get to the BOP gate. Meandering Road wi ll “Y”, but just stay to the right and follow it until you see the BOP gate (on the left) across from the entrance to “Burgers Lake.”
Inmates are encouraged to receive visits in order to maintain family and community ties. All visiting regulations are located in Program Statement 5260.05, Visiting Regulations. The visiting days and times are as follows:
Saturday, Sunday & Federal Holidays: 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
New inmates are required to submit a visiting list to their Counselor for approval. Relatives and friends may be approved after certain checks are completed. Requests for approval of visitors should be made to the Counselor at least three weeks in advance of the intended visit. Inmates may not have visits unless the visitors have been approved by the Unit Team.
Visitors who are not approved may not be allowed to visit. All visits will begin and end in the Visiting Room. Inmates will not enter the Visiting Room area until notified by a staff member that an approved visitor is present. Upon conclusion of a visit, inmates must exit the Visiting Room and return directly to the compound.
Sending Mail To FMC Carswell Inmates
FMC Carswell inmates may receive mail addressed to them at the below address using the indicated format.
INMATE NAME & REGISTER NUMBER
FEDERAL MEDICAL CENTER
P.O. BOX 27137
FORT WORTH, TX 76127
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.
FMC Carswell Inmate Telephone Calls
FMC Carswell 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 FMC Carswell. A calls costs 21¢ per minute, with 15 minute calls costing $3.15.
Pacific Telephone Company can substantially cut the cost of Waseca 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.