Big Spring FCI
Big Spring Federal Correctional Institution, sometimes referred to as FCI Big Spring, is a low security federal penitentiary located in Big Spring Texas. In addition to the main facility, FCI Big Spring operates an adjacent minimum security satellite camp. The camp houses approximately 181 inmates and the main unit 1,061 offenders. The maximum capacity of Big Spring Correctional Institution is over 1,400 male inmates although it's original design was for only 883.
Big Spring FCI is located on 98 acres of land which was once part of Webb Air Force Base (which closed in 1977). Big Spring is comprised of three open bay housing units, one at the camp and two at the main unit. The main unit is secured by multiple razor wire fences and a variety of electronic surveillance equipment. Incidents of violence are low at this facility, although they still do occur from time to time.
Big Spring Federal Correctional Institution has an educational partnership with Howard College. This partnership provides valuable programs to inmates which include math, electrical engineering, business administration and general studies. Offenders at Big Spring can earn a GED during their incarceration. Additionally, all inmates who are medically cleared are provided a job assignment, which offers performance pay. Vocational training at FCI Big Spring includes soldering, commercial housekeeping, plumbing, building, masonry, and electrical trades, computer skills, desktop publishing, wind technology technician, and green building technologies.