Montgomery Federal Prison Camp


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Montgomery Federal Prison Camp

Montgomery Federal Prison Camp is a minimum security prison camp located in Montgomery, Alabama.  Constructed in 1930, the prison camp is located on the site of the Maxwell Air Force Base.  With 892 total inmates, the prison only incarcerates male inmates.  Although the facility currently holds less than 900 offenders, the FPC was originally designed to hold 920 offenders.  The camp has 3 housing units for prisoners.  All housing units are dormitory style general population housing units.  Unlike most prisons, FPC Montgomery does not have a Special Housing Unit.  If a prisoner needed to be separated from the general population due to behavior issues, he would be sent to a different facility.  The Maxwell Air Force Base provides work to an estimated 400 inmates at the FPC.  This work includes maintenance such as grass trimming, landscaping, equipment cleaning, and equipment repair.  Inmates can also be provided with work through a Federal Prison Industries UNICOR operation.  UNICOR runs a laundry operation which employs the prisoners at the FPC.  In addition to providing offenders with work assignments, FPC Montgomery offers several educational programs.  These programs include Adult Continuing Education, GED test preparation and testing through HiSet, English as a Second Language, Adult Occupational Education, and vocational training.  The prison also has a 500 hour Residential Drug Abuse Program, as well as a dog training program.  All of these programs have proven to be beneficial to inmates.    

Although Montgomery Federal Prison Camp is certainly not one of the largest prisons, the facility has had several notable inmates over the years.  Charles Colson, Special Council to Nixon, served 7 months at the FPC after pleading guilty for having association with the Watergate Scandal.  Colson was released in 1975.  John Mitchell, Nixon's Attorney General, was sentenced 19 months at Montgomery.  Mitchell was guilty of obstruction of justice, lying to the grand jury, and of being associated with the Watergate Scandal, like Colson.  Former professional football player Reche Caldwell served a 27 month sentence at Montgomery.  Caldwell was a wide receiver for the NFL in the early 2000s.  Caldwell was charged for possession of MDMA with intent to distribute.  Caldwell plead guilty and was sentenced to FPC Montgomery.  

Visiting Hours at Montgomery Federal Prison Camp:

  • Visits to FPC Montgomery occur on Saturdays, Sundays, and federal holidays from 8:00 A.M to 3:00 P.M.
  • New visitors will not processed for visitation if they show up after 2:00 P.M.
  • Visits may be terminated as the visiting room overcrowds.  The visiting room has a maximum capacity of 550 people.
  • Prisoners are allowed up to 4 visitors at once.  However, if the visiting room is overcrowded this number could be less. 
  • Visitors who are considered to be an adult must have valid photo identification, valid vehicle registration, and valid vehicle insurance in order to be processed for visitation. 
  • There is a children's area for the children to play during visitation.  Children must be under direct supervision of their guardian at all times.  Prisoners will be allowed in the play area if they are caring for their own child. 
  • The only physical contact permitted during visitation is a brief kiss or embrace at the beginning and end of each visit.
  • Vending machines are available for visitors to purchase refreshments.  No outside food or drink should be brought into the facility.
  • Visitors may bring these belongings into the facility if necessary:
    • Car keys
    • 1 plastic change purse, must be clear
    • Feminine hygiene products
  • The following items may be brought into the facility for infant care:
    • 1 clear, plastic diaper bag
    • Diapers
    • 1 change of clothing for infant
    • Milk/formula, must be sealed
    • Baby food, must be sealed
    • 1 baby spoon
    • 1 bib
    • Wipes, must be packaged
    • 1 small baby blanket
    • 1 collapsible stroller

Physical Address:

Montgomery Federal Prison Camp
Maxwell Air Force Base
Montgomery, Alabama 36112



Inmate Mailing Address:

Inmate Name, ID Number
Montgomery Federal Prison Camp
Maxwell Air Force Base
Montgomery, Alabama 36112