FCI Texarkana, TX Inmate Roster

Updated on: August 2, 2021
FCI Texarkana

Visitation Hours

  • Sunday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM;8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday Closed
  • Wednesday Closed
  • Thursday Closed
  • Friday Closed
  • Saturday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM;8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Holiday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM;8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

FCI Texarkana Basic Information

Facility Name
FCI Texarkana
Facility Type
Federal Prison
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Date Established
Offender Gender
Male Offenders
Security Level
FCI – Low, Camp – Minimum
BOP Region
South Central Region
Judicial District
Eastern Texas
Postal Code
Official Website
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The FCI Texarkana is a low-security federal prison for male inmates, with an adjacent minimum security satellite work camp. It is located in far northeast Texas, near the Arkansas border.

According to the Board of Prisons website, the prison currently houses an all-male population of 1,010 total inmates. 835 inmates reside in the FCI, while 175 live in the adjacent minimum-security camp.

The prison is located in Bowie County, TX, in the judicial district of Eastern Texas. It is part of the South Central Board of Prisons region, which stretches from Mississippi to Arizona.

The prison has an orientation handbook available on its Board of Prisons listing, where inmates or civilians can learn about the prison’s workings and setup.

Most of its inmates are from the south-central and southwest regions of the United States. However, it at times has to house inmates from other parts of the United States.

FCI Texarkana structures prisoners’ days around a work detail, which confines to the outside workday. Inmate participation in work details and unit responsibilities is used in determining release readiness and sustainability for halfway house placement.

Texarkana claims to treat its inmates with respect and asks that its inmates do the same for it. It states that strict compliance to the rules is necessary during a stay.

Visitation Hours

The visiting days and hours for the Federal Correctional Institution Texarkana are Saturdays, Sundays, and federal holidays from 8:00 am until 3:00 pm. This schedule is for social visits and does not apply to legal or religious visitation. Legal or religious visits for each inmate will not be limited, other than during institution visiting days. Social visits are bound and limited by a point system.

Each inmate is given two points per month, with one point being used any time the inmate comes to the visiting room on regular days, and two points being used on holidays. Points cannot be carried over, so an inmate can have a maximum of two regular day visits in one month or one-holiday visit.

All visits at Federal Correctional Institution Texarkana are processed in 45-minute blocks, beginning every hour from 8:00 am until 2:00 pm, and are concluded at the three-quarter hour mark so that 15 minutes can be used for cleaning and sanitation between visiting groups.

The visiting days and hours are the same for the Satellite Prison Camp as they are for the Federal Correctional Institution. Any requests for special visits, such as legal or religious visits, must be made through the inmate’s unit manager. The inmate request form must be filled out and turned in no later than Wednesday of the week preceding the weekend when the visit is desired.

Visitation Rules And Process

Beginning October 3, 2020, the Federal Correctional Institution Texarkana will be observing modified visitor scheduling and procedures. The scope of which is quite different from normal visiting conditions.

In deference to the current COVID pandemic, the Federal Correctional Institution Texarkana will resume in-person visits beginning on October 3, 2020, but will do so with greatly enhanced transmission risk mitigation measures in effect. All visits will be non-contact and will observe social distancing guidelines. These guidelines will be enforced by the use of some physical barriers, such as plexiglass or similar contact barriers.

Additionally, inmates that are in quarantine or other isolative housing will not be permitted to participate in social visits. The total number of visitors will be restricted by the available space while utilizing the social distancing guidelines.

Cleaning and screening procedures, as well as PPE, will be required. All visitors will need to be screened for symptoms and have their temperature checked before facility admittance. Anyone who is sick or showing symptoms will not be allowed to visit. Staff will be required to wear masks at all times, and there will be a minimum of 15 minutes for orderlies to sanitize the visitation room between groups of inmates and visitors.

Sending Mail To An Inmate

To send mail to an inmate at the FCI, the following format should be used:

P.O. BOX 7000

To send mail to an inmate at the minimum security satellite camp, the following format should be used:

P.O. BOX 9300

To send the facility staff mail or parcels via USPS, it should be addressed in the following manner:

P.O. BOX 9500

To ship freight or parcels that are not being shipped via USPS, it should be addressed to:


Inmate Search

To locate an inmate at a federal facility like the FCI Texarkana, you can use the inmate locator provided by the Bureau of Prisons website. All inmates incarcerated since 1982 in federal facilities will be listed in the locator application. It can be used to find inmate information by number, or by name if a number is not known.

If the name is chosen as the search criterion, the last name must be provided, but the results can be narrowed down from there with first name and middle name. The additional search functionality includes age, race, and sex indicators, to narrow or widen search results. If an inmate number is known, the BOP inmate locator can be used to find the location and release information of the inmate. The system will accept BOP Register Numbers, DCDC Numbers, FBI Numbers, and INS Numbers.

Since the system contains release date information, but sentences are constantly being reviewed and recalculated per Good Conduct Time application rules, the information displayed may not be accurate. If inaccuracies are suspected, the BOP advises to keep checking back on occasion to monitor for updates.

Inmate Communication

Telephone Calls

BOP inmates are extended the privilege of making telephone calls to help them maintain healthy family relationships and community ties. They are permitted the use of the BOP phone system and are not allowed to use third-party applications or calling facilities to ensure that calls are not used for prohibited or inappropriate uses.

The calls are often paid for from the inmate’s account, however, in some cases, the call can be made collect. Collect calls will result in the receiver paying all charges for the call. The BOP as well as each facility can place limitations on phone call times and frequencies, and all social calls are monitored. Unmonitored calls with an inmate’s legal counsel are permitted under certain circumstances.

Email Messages

The Trust Fund Limited Inmate Computer System, known as TRULINCS, is a system that allows inmates to set up digital messaging with prearranged contacts. If the inmate is scheduled for an eventual release, keeping current communication with members of the community, as well as friends and family, can greatly reduce the rate at which they re-offend. This makes the chances of successfully rejoining society much better following their release.

The system is restricted in several ways, the first being that the inmate must be approved by the BOP to use it. Once they are approved, anyone they wish to communicate with will need to provide authorization for the inmate to message them. Since the TRULINCS system is isolated by design, any inmates using it to communicate are not given any access to the internet.

The emails sent using the TRULINCS system are limited to 13,000 text-only characters, and the messages cannot contain attachments of any kind. This allows federal inmates the opportunity to email roughly two pages of text at a time.

Sending Money To An Inmate

Do not use the normal mail address or faculties to send funds to an inmate. Depositing money to an inmate’s account must be done through either MoneyGram, Western Union, or the United States Postal Service. Each has its requirements.

United States Postal Service

To send funds to an inmate account via the USPS, you must send a money order only. Checks and cash are not accepted, nor are any other items intended for the inmate. Send the money order containing the inmate’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number to:

Federal Bureau of Prisons
Post Office Box 474701
Des Moines, Iowa 50947-0001

If your funds are not able to be deposited and must be returned, ensure that your name and address are used as the return address on the envelope. Be sure to apply adequate postage to the envelope as well.

Western Union

You can send funds via a Western Union location, their website, or over the phone.

You will need the account number to be the inmate’s eight-digit register number, followed by their last name, for example, 42012247LEO. The attention line should be the inmate’s full committed name, and the code city will be FBOP, DC.


To send funds via MoneyGram you will need to gather some info. You need the account number to be the inmate’s eight-digit register number followed by their last name, 42012247LEO for example. The company name is going to be Federal Bureau of Prisons, and the city and state will be Washington, DC. The Receive code will always be 7932, with the beneficiary listed as the inmate’s full committed name.


The commissary is one of the programs that help support the inmate trust fund system. It is a store of sorts where inmates can buy things that are not issued by the BOP. While they are given standard hygiene products and three meals per day, this is a minimum, and trying to serve a sentence while getting by on merely the minimum makes it a daunting task.

An inmate may purchase things like snacks, foods, clothing, radios, premium hygiene items, and more through the prison commissary system, using the funds that have been deposited into their accounts. The profits made from selling items in the commissary go to help support TRULINCS.

Inmate Programs

Psychology Services

Every inmates’ stay at FCI Texarkana starts with an evaluation from a psychologist upon arrival. In addition to their initial check-in, inmates are offered inclusive and in-depth individual and group therapy programs. Inmates are given the tools needed to handle situations healthily and productively. Crisis intervention is also available, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, holidays included.

Substance Abuse Help

In addition to mental health services, the Psychology Department also handles the treatment of any inmates with a history of substance abuse disorders. While FCI Texarkana doesn’t have a Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP), the camp does. Both facilities do have a Drug Abuse Program and a Non-Residential Drug Abuse Program (NR-DAP)

Educational Programs

Inmates at FCI Texarkana have several opportunities to further their education. They can enroll in literacy, GED, and English as a Second Language (ESL) programs. In addition to these, inmates can also take advantage of Adult Continuing Education (ACE), a parenting program, Language Lab, and a resume writing workshop. Inmates may also seek a high-school diploma or post-secondary programs, but these are paid correspondence programs.

Advanced Occupational Training

For those that want to go beyond the GED or high school diploma, there are many advanced occupational education options. Inmates can take the following courses:

  • Business Computer Applications
  • Introduction to Culinary Arts
  • Culinary Arts
  • Graphic Design
  • HVC
  • Upholstery
  • Welding

In addition to the occupational education programs, the camp also has the following advanced courses available:

  • Automotive/Diesel Mechanics
  • Building Trades
  • Business Computer Applications
  • HVAC
  • Introduction to Culinary Arts


Another option for those that want to further their education and career options after being released is the apprenticeship programs available. FCI Texarkana offers apprenticeships in Dental Assistant, Dental Technician, Electrical, and HVAC. The same four programs are available at the camp as well.

Library Services

FCI Texarkana’s library is home to a wide variety of literature, from educational resources to fiction and nonfiction novels. There are also select daily newspapers and magazines available. Inmates may also use the copy machine and typewriters as well.

Their law library uses the Lexis Nexis Electronic Law Library system, which allows the inmates to research and study legal information.

Recreation Services

Physical activity is a great way to keep busy and the Recreation Departments in both facilities ensure the inmates have plenty to do. There are exercise programs that last 10 weeks. The topics vary from health and nutrition to personal training. Inmates can also participate in sports leagues such as basketball, soccer, horseshoes, volleyball, soccer, bocce ball, micro-soccer, indoor basketball, and indoor volleyball. The gymnasium provides space for basketball, handball, volleyball, and aerobic equipment.

In addition to exercise and sports, there are several indoor activities as well. The Modular Unit (only at FCI Texarkana, not the camp) has space for tabletop games, a ping pong table, music, and an arts and crafts area. Texarkana’s hobby craft program is a great way for inmates to participate in art, leathercraft, and other crafts.

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