Several components of medical care in prison (BOP)
Educational/Vocational training
  • English as a Second Language (ESL) Program
    • All Bureau facilities.
  • Literacy Program
    • All Bureau facilities.
  • Occupational Educational Program
    • All Bureau facilities are mandated to offer Occupational Training with the following exceptions: metropolitan correctional centers, metropolitan/federal detention centers, the Federal Transfer Center, satellite camps, and the administrative maximum facility.
  • Federal Prison Industries (FPI, UNICOR) – a program designed to protect society and reduce crime by preparing inmates for successful reentry through job training. Visit UNICOR at
Individual and/or Group Psychology Counseling – Mental Health
  • BRAVE Program: Bureau Rehabilitation and Values Enhancement – a cognitive-behavioral, residential treatment program for young males serving 1st sentence, to create a smoother adjustment to prison. Medium Security, 32 years or younger with a sentence of 60 years or more.
    • Facility Locations: FCI Beckley WV-Medium • FCI Victorville, CA-Medium.
  • Challenge – a program for male inmates in a Penitentiary (High Security) facilities. Treats those with substance abuse and/or mental illness disorders (psychotic, mood, anxiety or personality).
    • USP Facility Locations:
      Big Sandy KY-High • Hazelton, WV-High • Lee, VA-High; McCreary, KY-High • Coleman I, FL-High; Coleman II, FL-High • Terre Haute, IN-High Beaumont, TX-High • Pollock, LA-High • Allenwood, PA-High • Cannan, PA-High • Atwater, CA-High • Tucson, AZ-High.
  • Drug Abuse – RDAP: Residential Program – an intensive treatment program where offenders experience living in a pro-social community. Available in Spanish.
  • Drug Abuse– Nonresidential Program – a program requirement for supervised released or through judicial recommendation; where there is substance abuse offense.
    • All Facilities.
  • Drug Abuse Education (does not include treatment).
    • All Bureau facilities.
  • Life Connections Program (LCP) – a residential faith-based program, not religion specific.
    • Facility Locations: FCI Petersburg, VA-Low • USP Leavenworth , KS-Medium • FCI Milan, MI-Low  • USP Terre Haute, IN-High  •  FMC Carswell, TX-Adm. (F).
  • Mental Health Step Down Program – a male and female program for those who do not require inpatient treatment – who lack the skills to function in general population. Serious mental illness.
    • Facility Locations: USP Allenwood, PA-High (Secure)• USP Atlanta, GA-Medium (Secure) • FCI Butner, NC-Medium
  • Parenting Program – a program for providing inmates information and counseling through directed classes on how to enhance their relationship with their children even while incarcerated.
    • All Bureau facilities.
  • Resolve – a male and female program for those with a Mental Health Diagnosis related to trauma. Designed to decrease the incidence of trauma related psychological disorders – to improve the persons level of functioning.
    • Facility Locations: FPC Alderson, WV-Minimum (F) • SFF Hazelton, WV-Low (F) • FMC Lexington, KY-Low (F) • FPC Bryan, TX-Minimum (F) • FMC Carswell, TX-Adm. (F) • ADX Florence, CO-Maximum (M) • FCI Greenville, IL-Minimum (F) • FCIWaseca, MN-Low (F) •FCI Aliceville, AL-Low (F) FPC Coleman, FL-Minimum (F) • FPC Marianna, FL-Minimum (F) • FCI Tallahassee, FL-Low (F) • FCI Danbury, CT-Low (M) • FPC Danbury, CT-Minimum (F) • FSL Danbury, CT-Low (F) (Activating) • FCI Dublin, CA-Low (F) • FPC Victorville, CA-Minimum (F).
  • Sex Offender, NEW Program: Butner’s Sex Offender Treatment Program Replacement -(Butner Doctoral Psychology Internship 2018/2019)
    • Commitment and Treatment Program for Sexually Dangerous Persons –
      • FCI Butner’s SOTP was recently replaced by the Commitment and Treatment Program (CTP) for Sexually Dangerous Persons (i.e., treatment for civilly committed offenders), is responsible for the psychological treatment of the inmate, implementation of behavior management plans, and coordination of the multidisciplinary treatment team. Treatment is holistic and multidimensional with the ultimate goal of reducing sexual dangerousness and criminal recidivism potential.
      • The Forensic Evaluation Service conducts psychological evaluations and provides documentation pursuant to civil commitment hearings, subsequent progress reviews, and other reports.
  • Sex Offender Treatment Program: Residential (SOTP ‐R) – a program for high risk sex offenders, available during the last 36 months of their sentence. Have a history of: multiple sex crimes, excessive non-sexual criminal history, have a high level of sexual deviancy or hyper-sexuality.
      • Facility Locations: FMC Devens, MA-Adm.• USP Marion, IL-Medium.
  • Sex Offender Treatment Program: Nonresidential (SOTP ‐NR) – a program for low to moderate first time sex offenders with a single history of an Internet sex crime. Intended to identify offenders who are likely to re-offend.
    • Facility Locations: FCI Petersburg, VA-Medium • FCI Englewood CO-Low • Marion, IL-Medium, FCI Marianna • FL-Medium, FCI Elkton, OH-Low • FMC Carswell, TX- Adm. (F) • FCI Seagoville, TX-Low • USP Tucson, AZ-High.
  • Skills – a program for inmates with intellectual disabilities, neurological deficits and social deficiencies (ie: Autistic). Participation can be at the beginning of their incarceration, but can be at any time and ongoing.
    • Facility Locations: FCI Coleman, FL-Medium • FCI Danbury, CT-Low.
  • STAGES Program: Steps Toward Emotional Growth and Awareness  – a program for males with a serious mental illness and/or a ‘Borderline Personality Disorder’. Must volunteer and have a willingness to engage in their treatment.
    • Facility Locations: USP Florence, CO-High (secure) • FCI Terre Haute, IN-Medium.