Sunday, August 19, 2012

Federal Medical Center, Fort Worth, Texas

Federal Medical Center, Fort Worth, Texas - The Federal Medical Center (FMC) Carswell in Fort Worth, Texas, is a Federal Bureau of Prisons facility that provides specialized medical and mental health services to female offenders. FMC Carswell is located in the northeast corner of Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth (formerly Carswell Air Force Base). Its address is Building 3000 along J Street. The facility, which houses approximately 1,400 inmates, is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and the American Correctional Association. It is the only medical facility for women in the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

Although most inmates at this facility have some form of medical condition requiring treatment, there is also a general population of inmates at FMC Carswell who do not. Carswell houses the two women who are currently under federal death sentences. FMC Carswell has an administrative high security unit, which houses women in the BOP system who are classified as “special management concerns” due to violence and/or escape attempts.

There is a Federal Prison Industries UNICOR program at Carswell i.e. a Call Center, which employs inmates on 411-type directory assistance inquiries.

The prison has undergone various changes since 1995: the parking lot formerly situated at the south end has been moved to the northwest end, which is overlooked by a large water-tower standing just outside the razor wire perimeter. A running track and a baseball field surrounded by trees have been constructed at the southwest corner. The main facility itself is a large structure of interconnecting buildings, typical of a hospital complex.

The prison is surrounded by two separate fences with a gap of approximately 20 feet (6.1 m) between them. Measuring approximately 20 feet (6.1 m) high, each chain-link fence is reinforced with multiple coils of long-barb razor wire fixed at the top and bottom.

Federal Medical Center, Fort Worth, Texas Rating: 4.5 Diposkan Oleh: Arm Aritn

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