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Thursday, July 7, 2011

More On The Barber Amendment

BARBER Amendment:  A bill to amend Title 18 U.S.C. § 3624(b)(1) as follows:  by striking the number "54" in the first sentence as it appears and inserting in lieu thereof the number "128"; and in the same sentence, by striking "prisoner's term of imprisonment"  and inserting in lieu thereof  "sentence imposed" .   This Amendment is retroactive. [END].
Note:   The Barber Amendment  and The Sentencing Reform Act of 2011  have not been introduced.  FedCURE is seeking bipartisan support for the bills in the 112th Congress.   You can help make that happen!
Action Alert:  Do your part.  Contact your Congressperson(s) and urge them to support this bill. Contact Congress:  http://www.fedcure.org/ContactCongressREP-SEN.shtml

Another thing you can do to help this cause is call the U.S. Capitol switchboard at 202-224-3121. You can call this number every day to voice your support for The Barber Amendment. Here is a message you can give them:

   "I am calling to have you to introduce and cosponsor the Barber Amendment, because I am concerned that almost 211,000 people are "Endlessly" languishing in federal prisons in the U.S.  The average age is 38 years old. Most are serving long sentences, for a non-violent offense like marijuana; the majority of whom are first time offenders. There is no parole.

Federal Inmates Need More Good Time!

The Sentencing Reform Act of 2011 (best practices, evidence based legislation to establish a retroactive, hybrid system of parole and good time allowances; retroactive 1-1 ratio for crack cocaine penalties and retroactive repeal of mandatory minimum sentences, for most federal offenders; and provide reentry opportunities for people coming home from prison) & The Barber Amendment (proposed Bill to Increase Good Time Allowances for federal offenders to 128 days a year) for the 112th Congress.

Estill FCI and Prison Camp Contact Information

Inmate Mail/Parcels

Do not send funds to this address.
INMATE NAME & REGISTER NUMBER
FCI ESTILL
FEDERAL CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION
P.O. BOX 699
ESTILL, SC  29918


Inmate Mail/Parcels - Camp
Do not send funds to this address;

INMATE NAME & REGISTER NUMBER
FCI ESTILL
SATELLITE CAMP
P.O. BOX 699
ESTILL, SC  29918


Physical Address (Do not use for mail unless it is the same as the mailing address listed.)

Use this address for in-person visits.

FCI ESTILL
FEDERAL CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION
100 PRISON ROAD
ESTILL, SC 29918
Phone:  803-625-4607
Fax:  803-625-5635

Federal Prison Custody Levels

Federal prisons have five different levels of security custody for inmates: High, Medium, Low, Minimum, and Administrative. Depending on what an inmate scores on the Security Classification Form (BP-337), he will be assigned to one of the previous five custody levels. Below is a brief description of each level.
also known as Federal Prison

Minimum Security:
Camps (FPCs) are work- and program-oriented facilities
with dormitory housing, limited or no perimeter fencing,
and a relatively low staff-to-inmate ratio. Some FPCs are
located next to military bases, making it possible for
inmates to help serve the labor needs of the base. A
number of BOP facilities have a small, minimum
security camp adjacent to the main facility. Sometimes
referred to as satellite prison camps (SPCs), these
provide inmate labor to the main institution and to offsite
work programs.


Low Security Federal Correctional Institutions
(FCIs):
detection systems, mostly dormitory or cubicle housing,
and strong work and program components. The staff-toinmate
ratio is somewhat higher than that in FPCs.


Medium Security FCIs:
with electronic detection systems) perimeters,
mostly cell-type housing, a wide variety of work and
treatment programs, a higher staff-to-inmate ratio than
that in low security FCIs, and greater internal controls.


High Security United States Penitentiaries (USPs):
have highly secured perimeters featuring walls or
reinforced fences, multiple- and single-occupant cell
housing, the highest staff-to-inmate ratio, and close
control of inmate movement.


Administrative Facilities:
as the detention of pretrial offenders; the treatment of
inmates with serious or chronic medical problems; or the
containment of extremely dangerous, violent, or escapeprone
inmates. Administrative facilities include
Metropolitan Correctional Centers (MCCs), Metropolitan
Detention Centers (MDCs), Federal Detention Centers
(FDCs), Federal Medical Centers (FMCs), the Medical
Center for Federal Prisoners (MCFP), the Federal
Transfer Center (FTC), and the Administrative-
Maximum USP (ADX).


Federal Correctional Complexes (FCCs):
include institutions with different missions and security
levels located in close proximity, allowing them to share
services, enable staff to gain experience at institutions of
many security levels, and enhance emergency
preparedness by having additional resources readily
available.


Satellite Low Security Facilities:
Jesup each have a small low security satellite facility
adjacent to the main institution. FCI La Tuna has a low
security facility affiliated with, but not adjacent to, the
main institution. FCIs Elkton andFCCshave special missions, suchhave strengthened (doublefencedhave double-fenced perimeters with electronic

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Welcome To Estill SPC

Welcome to the Estill SPC Blog! If you or someone you know has to spend time at the Estill Federal Prison camp then you can find helpful information here! The "SPC" in Estill SPC stands for "Satellite Prison Camp". Since the camp is located adjacent to a larger medium security prison and is not a stand alone facility, it is given the name SPC instead of FPC which stands for "Federal Prison Camp". The official description of the camp and medium are listed below:




The Federal Correctional Institution (FCI), in Estill, South Carolina, is a medium security facility housing male inmates. It also has an adjacent satellite camp that houses minimum security male inmates.
FCI Estill is located approximately 50 miles north of Savannah, Georgia, 96 miles west of Charleston, South Carolina, and 95 miles south of the state capitol, Columbia, South Carolina. The institution is three miles south of the town of Estill. It may be accessed via U.S. Highway 321 and South Carolina Route 3.
Judicial District: South Carolina


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