MENDOTA FCI

A low security federal correctional institution with an adjacent minimum security satellite camp.

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These are typical visiting hours and may not cover all cases. Please become familiar with the visiting policy which can be downloaded from the www.bop.gov website.

Inmate Gender: Male Offenders

Population:1,264 Total Inmates 
998 Inmates at the FCI 
266 Inmates at the Camp

Judicial District: TN

County:SHELBY

BOP Region:Mid-Atlantic Region

User Reviews

  • 1. My name is:Jose Lopez
  • 2. I arrived on:I arrived at Mendota Satellite Camp on 12/27/17 @ 10:30AM
  • 3. I’m scheduled to leave on:n/a
  • 4.My judge sentenced me to serve how many months? I was sentenced to 135 months
  • 5. In the past, I’ve been confined at the following institutions:This is my first arrest, I have never been incarcerated before.
  • 6. I was convicted of the following offense:I was convicted of RICO
  • 7. Pros of the facility:–Only about 70 inmates are housed here
    –Camp is newer (opened 2012) so the facilities are newer
    –Great up to date resources (Library, track, computers, etc)
    –No Point system for visitation
  • 8. Cons of the facility:–Not many educational programs due to the small amount of inmates
    –I havent really been here long enough to see any other cons
  • 9.Food assessment of the facility:The food is relatively good! Surprisingly, there haven’t been too many meal options that have made me lose my appetite. Breakfast is served at 6:30 am, lunch is at 10:30 am and dinner is served at 4:30 pm.
  • 10.Recreational opportunities at the facility:Some recreational opportunities are: Yoga, reading, running, Bocce-ball, horse shoes, Basketball, Soccer, Softball, Board Games, painting, pottery, fossball, musical equipment and many more options.
  • 11.Programs available in the facility:Some programs I have seen are Parenting programs, GED program and religious programs
  • 12.Best jobs in the facility:This really depends on what you are looking for. If you need to get as much food as possible, the kitchen or food warehouse may be your best bet. If you want to work as little as possible so that you can attend to other things, then being an orderly may be best.
  • 13.Living Quarters in the facility:The housing unit is a small warehouse with 60 metal bunk sets (only of which half are occupied). Restrooms are private (with locks) and well kept. Showers are private. There is disenfecting spray available should you want to spray down the toilet or shower prior to use. There is also plenty of warm water and the water pressure is good.
  • 14.How would I assess safety in the facility? :This facility is very safe. All the inmates are very easy going and everyone is consumed in their own routine.
  • 15.What types of pressure did I feel in the facility?:I haven’t felt too many pressures yet. Some people look at me in a weird way becauseI read and write alot, but no one has really made any comments. Typically, you stick with inmates of the same race but here it seems like everyone gets along.
  • 16.What is my general review?:Well this isn’t home, but for being my first stint in jail/prison (and my last) I honestly feel that I was fortunate to end up in this facility even though it isn’t the closest to home.
  • 17.On a scale of 1 to 10, I’d give the facility a rating of:8
  • 18.Personal Blog:

 

  • 1. My name is:Michael Santos
  • 2. I arrived on:2005
  • 3. I’m scheduled to leave on:2011
  • 4.My judge sentenced me to serve how many months? 45 years
  • 5. In the past, I’ve been confined at the following institutions:I was confined in many federal prisons during my 26-year journey. Besides many jails and transit centers while I served my federal prison sentence, I went through many federal prisons. I began at the United States Penitentiary, in Atlanta. After about six or seven years at USP Atlanta, I transferred to the Federal Correctional Institution at McKean. From FCI McKean, I transferred to FCI Fairton. Then I transferred to FCI Fort Dix. After about eight years at FCI Fort Dix, my security level dropped and I served time in minimum-security camps. I served time in the Federal Prison Camp in Florence and the Federal Prison Camp in Lompoc before I transferred to the Federal Prison Camp in Taft. From Taft, I went to the federal prison camp in Atwater, where I concluded my time in prison. Then I transferred to the halfway house in San Francisco.
  • 6. I was convicted of the following offense:All of my crimes related to convictions for trafficking in cocaine. The big crime was operating a continuing criminal enterprise, but there were additional crimes that included perjury.
  • 7. Pros of the facility:I’m reviewing the federal prison camp in Taft here. I found many advantages at FPC Taft. Primarily, the Taft prison camp is clean. It has plentiful showers with ample supplies of hot water. I dozens of marathon-length distances at Taft Camp. The commissary was exceptional, with access to fresh fruits and vegetables while I was there. I also liked that I could maneuver my way into jobs that allowed me to focus on my writing. I published several books while serving time in the Taft camp. I published books under my name and I also earned a living by ghost writing books for other people.
  • 8. Cons of the facility:The biggest draw back at Taft, for me, was that visiting was only available one day each week. I am very close with my wife and I would have liked to visit more frequently. Some camps offer visiting three days each week. Also, the Jpay email system at Taft is not as good as the email system in the BOP. It’s not as good because it has functionality limits that do not exist in the BOP. Still, email was not available to me during my first 24 years of imprisonment. I could always see the good in the Taft prison camp.
  • 9.Food assessment of the facility:Prison food is bland and unexceptional. If you’re looking for epicurean treats or a wonderful dining experience, prison is not the spot. Ordinarily, I used personal resources to purchase food from the commissary. I would avoid the chow hall in Taft and in other federal prisons because I preferred to eat alone, avoiding the crowds and lines of the chow hall.
  • 10.Recreational opportunities at the facility:The recreational opportunities in the camp, for me, include a running track and an open field. When I was in Taft, I was in the late stages of my imprisonment. I did not need structure. I did not want structure. I wanted independence and solitude, which I found in abundance at Taft. I ran many marathon-length distances around the Taft track. I did thousands of pushups each each week. Others used the aerobic machines that include stationary bikes and stepping machines. The Taft Camp did not have a weight pile, but I did not mind. It has pullup bars and dip bars for strength training.
  • 11.Programs available in the facility:Taft camp was not heavy on programs. It did not have the coveted RDAP program that so many people in prison want. People want to enroll in RDAP because that program can lead to up to 12 months off the sentence. People could participate in independent study programs that included speaking clubs. They could participate in counseling sessions. They could participate in religious groups. A computer lab was available for people who wanted to learn word processing and spreadsheets. I avoided programs, but others found use in them.
  • 12.Best jobs in the facility:The best job is a value decision. I valued free time so I could write. I wanted to spend my time alone, writing, reading, or exercising. For me, the best job was an orderly position. As an orderly, I was able to work a few minutes a day by pushing a broom around a 10x10 area. Big deal. Then I could spend the rest of my time alone.
  • 13.Living Quarters in the facility:The living quarters in Taft were very clean, as far as prisons go. Inmates live in one of eight large dormitories. Each dormitory holds between 100 and 200 people, depending on population levels. People usually sleep in two-man cubicles. When crowded, counselors may assign them to three or four man cubicles. I offer much more detail of these facilities in my various books.
  • 14.How would I assess safety in the facility? :Living in Taft camp, like any other federal prison camp, is safe. It’s not totally absent of violence or volatility. But working in an office complex is totally absent of volatility. But if a person chooses to avoid altercations, a person can do so in Taft camp.
  • 15.What types of pressure did I feel in the facility?:There is always pressure associated with living away from the people we love. But as far as prison is concerned, Taft camp offered minimal pressures.
  • 16.What is my general review?:I did not mind the time that I served in Taft camp. During the five-plus years I served in Taft Camp, I made significant progress. Of course, I made progress in every facility where I served time. Serving time is about an individual’s attitude—not about the institution. Still, Taft served me well as a place to pay my debt to society for the crimes I committed.
  • 17.On a scale of 1 to 10, I’d give the facility a rating of:10
  • 18.Personal Blog:

 

  • 1. My name is:Rajive
  • 2. I arrived on:2005
  • 3. I’m scheduled to leave on:2011
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  • 17.On a scale of 1 to 10, I’d give the facility a rating of:5
  • 18.Personal Blog:

MENDOTA FCI

A low security with an adjacent minimum security satellite camp.

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1101 JOHN A DENIE ROAD, MEMPHIS, TN 38134

Phone

901-372-2269

Email

MEM/ExecAssistant@bop.gov

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STAFF NAME

MEMPHIS FCI

Federal Correctional Institution

1101 JOHN A DENIE ROAD

MEMPHIS, SHELBY, TN 38134

Inmate Mail

INMATE NAME & REGISTER NUMBER

MEMPHIS FCI

Federal Correctional Institution

P.O, BOX 34550

MEMPHIS, SHELBY, TN 38184

 

CAMP INMATE NAME & REGISTER NUMBER

MEMPHIS FCI

Federal Correctional Institution

P.O. BOX 2000

MILLINGTON, SHELBY, TN 38083

Inmate Money
Do NOT send money to an inmate using this facility’s address. All funds sent through the mail must be addressed to a processing center in Des Moines, Iowa. This applies to all Federal inmates, regardless of where they are incarcerated.
Staff Mail

STAFF NAME

MEMPHIS FCI

Federal Correctional Institution

1101 JOHN A DENIE ROAD

MEMPHIS, SHELBY, TN 38134

Visiting Schedule

FCI General Visiting Hours*

Sunday
8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

FCI CAMP Visiting Hours*

Sunday
8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

*About Visiting Hours

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