Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst Community
Federal Correctional Institution
Opened in September 1992, the Federal Correctional Institution, Joint Base McGuire-
Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., is an all-male, low-security facility operated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons. The mission of the facility is to protect society by confining offenders in a controlled environment which is safe, humane and appropriately secure. The facility also provides work and self-improvement opportunities to assist offenders in becoming productive, law-abiding citizens upon release.
The institution holds the honor of being America’s largest federal prison, with current inmate population at approximately 4,700 male offenders. The institution is situated on approximately 211 acres, located on JB MDL. The FCI is made up of two separate compounds, East and West, and comprises some 60 buildings, which are former basic training units. Each compound has its own perimeter security, inmate visiting room and outside administration building. A compound consists of six housing units, health services, chapel, gymnasium, education buildings, dining halls and administrative offices to include Safety and Psychology Services. The average age of the offenders at the FCI is 41 while the average age of inmates at the Federal Prison Camp is 45. The average length of sentence for FCI inmates is 134.5 months while the average sentence
at the FPC is 98 months. There is a 120-bed Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP) on the West compound.
The original Satellite Camp opened in January 2000, which consisted of two buildings housing 375 inmates. The new Satellite Camp opened June 22, 2004, and presently houses 410 minimum-security male offenders. The new camp is West of the Core Services Building and adjacent to the central warehouse. The Federal Prison Camp consists of a main building and two greenhouses.