LOMPOC USP

A low-security with an adjacent minimum security satellite camp.

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The federal prison camp at Lompoc is part of the medium-security prison. I was confined in the minimum-security camp for about two years of my sentence. The review that follows comes from other people who served time in the federal prison, the minimum-security portion of Lompoc. I would like to publish more reviews. If you’re going to FCI Lompoc or to the Federal Prison Camp in Lompoc, please connect with us. Share your observations.

Inmate Gender: Offenders

Population:1,329 Total Inmates 
126 Inmates at the FCI 
1203 Inmates at the Camp

Judicial District: CA

County: SANTA BARBARA

BOP Region: Western Region

User Reviews

  • 1. My name is:Arnold Leto 73429-112
  • 2. I arrived on:6/14/17
  • 3. I’m scheduled to leave on:3/28/18
  • 4.My judge sentenced me to serve how many months? 10 Months
  • 5. In the past, I’ve been confined at the following institutions:I have never served time at any other institutions
  • 6. I was convicted of the following offense:I was convicted of flying an airplane on a suspended pilot license
  • 7. Pros of the facility:Great Scenery and weather, Large weight pile, great work programs to keep you busy, no violence at the camp, good education programs and continuing education programs.
  • 8. Cons of the facility:“the Shark” is the head of the camp and he treats campers as “inmates” and is in constant search for contraband and shake downs, petty punishments and restrictions for things that would not be punished in other camps, no A/C in the dorms (don’t need it most of the time but a few days we wish we had it), some politics with TV’s and lunch tables because of the population that has come from the low, They don’t really want to hand out furloughs and a lot of half way house time here.
  • 9.Food assessment of the facility:I haven’t had any other prison food; however, there are Hamburger wednesdays, Chicken Thursdays. Most of the food is not that great out of the chow hall. The commissary is limited in food options and no fruit or veggies can be purchased in commissary.
  • 10.Recreational opportunities at the facility:Basketball court, Large weight pile, walking track, soccer field, baseball field, yoga, football

  • 11.Programs available in the facility:Toastmasters, ACE classes offered by inmates (education on various subjects), RDAP, John Hancock College courses, GED programs
  • 12.Best jobs in the facility:VT Horticulture, VT Meats, Town Driver, Unicor (the farm), Truck Driver (drives to AZ, CA, NV 4 days a week) are the best jobs here and highest paying
  • 13.Living Quarters in the facility:Dorm style living, Approx 150 per dorm. No A/C inside dorm, lights on at 0600 and out at 2200. Washers and Dryers available free in dorms, Showers are great and hot water is plentiful, They are clean and everyone has a good size locker to work with.
  • 14.How would I assess safety in the facility? :The camp is perfectly safe and there is no worry of that here. Everyone in a camp wants to stay in the camp. They send people to the shue quickly here for getting out of line.
  • 15.What types of pressure did I feel in the facility?:The camp is perfectly safe and there is no worry of that here. Everyone in a camp wants to stay in the camp. They send people to the shue quickly here for getting out of line.
  • 16.What is my general review?:Honestly, I have felt no pressure here in the camp
  • 17.On a scale of 1 to 10, I’d give the facility a rating of:7
  • 18.Personal Blog:I put a lot of worry into coming to “prison”. A camp is not really prison and it feels more like a relaxed boot camp or a really cheap mens retreat here. I have heard of “the grass is greener” at other camps but thats inmate.com talk. Without knowing any other facilities- I have been pretty happy here and content with what it is.

    They have RDAP at the Low here and they have the NDAP classes here to send campers out to RDAP. From what I have learned everyone is going to Sheridan, Florence, and someplace in KS (1 just this week is the first I have heard) for RDAP. They are exremely aggressive sending out for RDAP right now and we have sent at least 15-20 in the last month for RDAP.

    Lompoc Camp is also now looking like they move down to a level 1 care facility cause they don’t have medical. Currently level 2. Meaning they want to get rid of chronic care people (people who need to go to pill line every day).

    The 6,100 BOP cuts they just announced are really limiting the camps and I think they are trying to figure out what to do.

 

  • 1. My name is:Thomas Witthauer
  • 2. I arrived on:12/2010
  • 3. I’m scheduled to leave on:2/2018
  • 4.My judge sentenced me to serve how many months? 120 months (Dalzell/Phil…Do NOT get Wm. Brennan for an atty….didn’t even write a sentencing memo for me.
  • 5. In the past, I’ve been confined at the following institutions:. Ft. Dix (NJ) Camp 3yrs
    Federal Medical Center/Lexington (KY) 2 years 5 months
    Lompoc (CA) Camp 22 months
  • 6. I was convicted of the following offense:Possesion/intention to distribute methamphetamine
  • 7. Pros of the facility:. Ft. Dix
    Room to roam (maintenance of large base’s facilities)
    Excellent selection of footwear at the commissary
    Library includes many new releases from well-backed inmates.
    All under one roof (allows for TV viewing/socializing after 9:30pm count)
    Few/unrewarded tournaments on holidays

    FMC/Lexington
    Excellent rooms (90% are 2 and 4 man rooms in 7 housing units)
    Well-staffed recreation includes leather crafts/T-shirt/ceramics/drawing
    Nice opport/nice pay for ICP’s (inmate companion program/wheelchair pusher)
    Lousy fruit selection w/meals (rock-hard pears or apples)
    Mandatory use of institution’s group laundry results in not-so-clean/damp returns.
    Library is mediocre

    Lompoc Camp
    The most difficult staff, by far, ever encountered
    Constant group punishment for individuals who disobey (Visitor center closed/Curfew advanced to 8 pm, etc.)
    Best fruit at meals includes strawberries/nectarines and various citus.
    The BEST showers anywhere in South Camp/ B dorm
    Best (dairy/farm/cowboy) Unicore jobs that pay well.
    Well-rewarded tournaments on all holidays.

  • 8. Cons of the facility:. Ft. Dix The best program is Hydroponics (strange as it teaches attendees how to grow tomatoes (or ????) in a greenhouse. Close to that is the Personal Trainer Certification, an up and coming need and easy to find employment in, especially with the sub-cert. for senior/elderly.

    FMC/Lexington see above

    Lompoc Horticulture or VT Meats are both okay programs of 6 month duration (that take place in lieu of a job and pay well).

  • 9.Food assessment of the facility:Ft. Dix Many liked getting out via Public Works jobs on base.
    FMC Lexington Inmate Companion Program
    Unicore Farm, Dairy or Cowboy
  • 10.Recreational opportunities at the facility:Ft. Dix: All (food/chapel/library/TV) under one roof but fairly close bunks in 2 dorm areas. Washers/dryers
    FMC Lexington: Group Laundry/great 2/4 man rooms
    Believe the South Camp for locker size, showers and outside activities and instructional courses.

  • 11.Programs available in the facility:Stay within your demographic (especially if you’re older and white)
    Be patient, don’t argue, the individual you resent may end up being a friend or necc. in the future.
  • 12.Best jobs in the facility:Give me 10 minutes and I could address this, particular as it pertains to a specific individual (how long the sentence, how long have you been down, the crime you commited, etc.)
    17. Ft. Dix 8
    FMC Lexington 10
    Lompoc 5
    Michael, on a personal note, vast differences (and interesting factoids) when it comes to RDAP locations….Could say what I’ve experienced (FMC Lexington) and what I’ve heard (Colorado, Tucson, Sheridan, Beckley/WV, and MD) but it would take awhile.
  • 13.Living Quarters in the facility:Good showers at camp
  • 14.How would I assess safety in the facility? :Safe at all 3 (Ft. Dix/FMC and Lompoc)
  • 15.What types of pressure did I feel in the facility?:No pressures
  • 16.What is my general review?:Lots to say, too little time.
  • 17.On a scale of 1 to 10, I’d give the facility a rating of:6
  • 18.Personal Blog:

LOMPOC USP

A low security with an adjacent minimum security satellite camp.

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3901 KLEIN BLVD, LOMPOC, CA 9343610

Phone

805-735-2771

Email

LOX/ExecAssistant@bop.gov

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STAFF NAME

LOMPOC USP

U.S. Penitentiary

3901 KLEIN BLVD

LOMPOC, SANTA BARBARA, CA 93436

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INMATE NAME & REGISTER NUMBER

LOMPOC USP

U.S. Penitentiary

3901 KLEIN BLVD

LOMPOC, SANTA BARBARA, CA 93436

 

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LOMPOC USP

U.S. Penitentiary

3705 WEST FARM ROAD

LOMPOC, SANTA BARBARA, CA 93436

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STAFF NAME

LOMPOC USP

U.S. Penitentiary

3901 KLEIN BLVD

LOMPOC, SANTA BARBARA, CA 93436

Visiting Schedule

FCI General Visiting Hours*

Sunday
8:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Federal Holiday
8:30 AM – 3:00 PM

FCI CAMP Visiting Hours*

Sunday
8:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Federal Holiday
8:30 AM – 3:00 PM

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