Thomson Camp has dormitory housing. The prisoners are classed as low level risk, and Thomson Camp may or may not have perimeter fencing and a low staff-to-inmate ratio. Minimum security and BOP Camp's generaly are as close as you can get to not feeling like the inmate is incarcerated. To assist inmates with their rehabilitation, Thomson U.S. Penitentiary has many work programs which enable inmates to work outside the camp in the local community.
Thomson Camp is one of the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) facilities. The Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP or FBOP) is a United States federal law enforcement agency. A subdivision of the U.S. Department of Justice, the BOP is responsible for the administration of the federal prison system. The system handles inmates who have violated, or are accused of violating, federal law. The BOP also holds inmates who have committed felonies in Washington, DC.
A visit by a family member or friend is the highlight of each inmate’s incarceration. Visit often if you can, but remember there are rules for both the inmate and yourself for each visitation. The most important thing to remember is to follow the rules. That will make your visit easy for all involved.
|Sun||8:00 AM - 3:00 PM|
|Fri||5:00 PM - 8:30 PM|
|Sat||8:00 AM - 3:00 PM|
|Hol||8:00 AM - 3:00 PM|
Mail call every day is an event. All inmates like to receive mail or other reading material. As with everything with the Federal Bureau of Prison, you have to follow a lot of rules. But! There is plenty that you can send to your inmate that will help them through these rough times.
Letters and postcards are the most popular mail types. You can send these directly to the inmates and the will be delivered after being reviewed for contraband by the prison staff. If you have questions on what you can send, check with the inmate or the facility.
Book, Magazines, and Newspapers are very welcome also. You normally cannot send them directly to the inmate for security reasons. They have to come from approved sources. Magazines and newspaper subscribtions are a great way to keep your inmate connected with the community. We have found several good sources for your to arrange this.
If you have recently found out you will be spending some time incarcerated at Thomson, or you want to understand the rules from the inmates point of view, start with reading the Admissions and Orientation (A&O) Handbook put out by the Bureau of Prisons (BOP)
Commissary or the prison store, is where inmates can purchase food, clothing, and other items. Limited to a certain amount each month (normally around $300), the inmates can buy those things that make life a little easier. Common items are stamps, tennis shoes, underwear, and food they can make in their cells or units. During hollidays the monthly maximum may be increased.
Each inmate has certain legal rights pertaining to the preperation and assitance in their legal case. This document is what is publicaly available concerning those rights. You should check with an Attorney or Defender if you have particular questions or concerns about an individuals legal situation.