Learn about making Telephone Calls During Hospitalization of Inmates

(Ref: Federal Bureau of Prisons, Institution Supplement: NUMBER: CRW 5267.08a, February 28, 2008)

The Federal Bureau of Prison has given following guidelines for inmate making telephone call during hospitalization.

When can an inmate make a telephone call?

  1. Once a patient/inmate has been at the hospital for a minimum of seven days, or
  2. As otherwise deemed appropriate, the Unit Manager, Prison Liaison, or SDO can approve the inmate to make a telephone call to an approved person on the inmate's established telephone list.

Call approval

The call can be approved by the following means:

A memorandum will be prepared by Unit Management and faxed to the Hospital Liaison The Hospital Liaison will then forward the memorandum to the officer on duty or contract guard service officer supervising the inmate, or The Unit Manager, Prison Liaison, or SDO can call the officer on duty or contract guard service officer and give verbal approval for the telephone call along with other pertinent information.

When approval for a telephone call is received, the officer will document in the escort log book the name of the approved individual to be called, the telephone number, the frequency/duration of the telephone call, and the name and title of the staff member authorizing the telephone call.

Prior to the call, the inmate will be informed that if she mentions where she is, the call will be terminated immediately. If this occurs, the supervising officer will contact the Lieutenant's Office at FMC Carswell for further instructions.

How is an inmate call is made?

A. The supervising officer will initiate the collect call by dialing the number and confirming the party on the end of the line is the individual whom the patient has permission to call.

B. The Hospital Prison Liaison can initiate a telephone call with her telephone calling card

Ref: http://www.bop.gov/locations/institutions/crw/CRW_visit_hours.pdf

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