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CIC Inspections: FMC Carswell and VoA Chesapeake RRC

Thursday, August 17, 2017
FMC Carswell, photo by BOP

As part of its mandate to inspect Federal Bureau of Prisons (FBOP) facilities housing incarcerated DC residents, the DC Corrections Information Council (CIC) will conduct onsite inspections of FMC Carswell, a federal medical center for women near Fort Worth, TX, on September 7-8, 2017 and Volunteers of America Chesapeake Residential Reentry Center (VoA Chesapeake RRC), in Baltimore, MD, on September 20, 2017. The CIC urges you to contact the CIC if you have any information you’d like to share regarding these facilities.

The women’s facility, FMC Carswell, has 17 DC women; and VoA Chesapeake has about 49 men who were convicted of DC Criminal Code offenses.

During the inspections, the CIC will tour the facilities, evaluated programming, and speak with DC residents and staff. Prior to the inspection, the CIC will have sent requests to incarcerated DC residents at the facilities, requesting confidential one-on-one interviews with a CIC representative. The CIC will endeavor to speak to each DC resident who is willing and available to speak with us during our visits.

If you are aware of an individual at FMC Carswell or VoA Chesapeake who would like to speak with the CIC, email, call or write to the CIC so that we can place her or him on the our list of interviewees on the days of the inspection. The CIC also encourages anyone with knowledge about the conditions of confinement at either facility to contact us with their experiences or information.

Corrections Information Council

2901 14th St NW, Ground Floor

Washington, DC 20009

Phone: (202) 478-9211

Email: [email protected]

All names and identifying information are kept confidential and anonymous unless expressly permitted by the individuals or required by law. Disclaimer: The CIC is an independent oversight body mandated by Congress and the DC Council to inspect, monitor, and report on the conditions of confinement in correctional facilities where individuals from DC are incarcerated. The CIC does not handle individual complaints, and we do not act as a personal attorney or provide legal representation or advice.