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SCP Phoenix – Arizona

Phoenix Federal Correctional Institution
37900 N 45TH Ave, Phoenix, Arizona 85086
Phone:623-465-9757 Fax: 623-465-5199

SCP FPC Phoenix

Women’s Minimum Security Camp  (RDAP Facility)

FCI Phoenix also known as Phoenix Federal Correctional Institute and is a medium-security men’s federal prison located at 37900 N. 45th Ave in Phoenix, Arizona. The Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) Western Region operates FCI Phoenix and all federal prisons in Arizona. FCI Phoenix houses 1000 medium-security male inmates, with the adjacent (FPC) Phoenix Federal Prison Camp housing 275 minimum security female inmates sentenced and charged with Federal Crimes in U.S. District Court.

SCP Phoenix offers the RDAP Early Release Program. For program info Click Here

FPC Phoenix Downloadable Resources

Inmate Handbook    Commissary List    Visiting Regulations 

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SCP Phoenix Housing

SCP Phoenix is a Minimum Security Federal Prison Camp housing 275 inmates in dormitory-style 2 person bunk beds as well as 4 and 8 person cubicles. Storage space in most units consists of an individual locker. For safety and security reasons padlocks for inmate use can 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.

SCP Phoenix Religious Services

There are facilities for worship services, prayer and study areas, offices, and a religious library. FPC Phoenix provides services and programs to Christian, Jewish and Muslim inmates.

FPC Phoenix religious services department has a Catholic chaplain, Jewish Rabbi, and Muslim Imam to provide to the religious needs of inmates. Volunteers from the cities of Phoenix, Mesa, Tempe and Chandler help orchestrate services for other religious groups. Inmates can wear religious items, and the facilities observe different holy days and also accommodate dietary restrictions for various faiths.

SCP Phoenix Medical Care

FPC Phoenix has a full-time medical staff on hand and/or contract medical workers from nearby cities. FPC Phoenix provides care for inmates who may experience any medical emergencies. In the event the institution staff is unable to care for an inmate’s medical needs, inmates may be sent to the various hospitals in the Phoenix metropolitan area for medical care.


FPC Phoenix inmates work positions that involve working in food, carpentry, electric, heating, ventilation & air conditioning, landscape, paint, plumbing, utility, and general maintenance. A UNICOR inmate job program offers employment in warehousing and quality assurance.


FPC Phoenix inmates without a high school diploma or General Educational Development

Credential (GED) must attend the BOP Inmate Literacy Program to obtain their GED. FPC Phoenix inmates who are non-English speaking must take the (ESL) English As A Second Language Inmate Program.

Federal RDAP Sentence Reduction Services

FCI Phoenix 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.


Directions to FPC – FCI Phoenix

From the South: If you are traveling north on I-17 (Black Canyon Highway) from Phoenix, take exit 225 (Pioneer Road), then turn west on Pioneer Road. Follow this road all the way to the institution.

From the North: If you are traveling south on I-17 (Black Canyon Highway) such as from Flagstaff, proceed south to exit 225. Turn west on Pioneer Road. Follow this road all the way to the institution.

From the West: If you are traveling east on I-10 such as from Los Angeles, follow I-10 until it intersects with I-303 and head north. Take the 303 until it ends at I-17 (Black Canyon Highway), then head north. Turn west on Pioneer Road. Follow this road all the way to the institution

From the East: If you are traveling west on I-10 such as from Tucson, take I-10 until it intersects with I-17 North (Black Canyon Highway). From I-17, take exit 225 (Pioneer Road), then turn west on Pioneer Road. Follow this road all the way to the institution.

FPC Phoenix Visiting Regulations:

Visiting hours are from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays, and federal holidays.

Inmates are given ten visiting points for social visits that reset at the beginning of the month. The total visitors received on Sundays and Saturdays will result in a deduction of two points as long as the inmate has not left the visiting room that day between visits. No points are charged for federal holidays. Points are not carried over from month to month.

Children aged 15 and under need not be on an approved visiting list but must be accompanied by a visitor eighteen or above. Visitors aged 16 and 17 are required to be on an approved visiting list, must have a picture ID, and must also be escorted by a visitor 18 or older.

Visitors to SCP and FCI Phoenix should contact the FCI Phoenix Control center at 623-465-9757 to confirm the visiting schedule before departing for their visit.

Sending Mail To FPC Phoenix Inmates

Phoenix FCI inmates may receive mail addressed to them at the below address using the indicated format.

FCI Phoenix
37930 N. 45TH AVE.
PHOENIX, AZ  85086

No Inmate housed at FCI Phoenix can receive packages mailed 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.

SCP Phoenix Inmate Telephone Calls

FCI Phoenix 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 Phoenix. Inmate calls cost 21¢ per minute, with 15-minute calls costing $3.15.

Pacific Telephone Company can substantially cut the cost of Phoenix 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

A 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.