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Old 02-24-2007, 01:49 PM
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My guy is in Atlanta, and since he's been there (3months) he seems very quiet sometimes. He said it is hard to focus there and he is very unhappy. He was there for 5 years and was transferred to another USP, but now that his time is short he went back to Atlanta because that is now an FCI.Can anyone help me to help him? I don't want to ask him what exactly he's talking about becuase i don't want to seem like i'm nagging. Sometimes he calls and sounds so happy and other times he sounds terrible! I'll ask him if he's okay and he;ll say yes but i worry! Does anyone else have a loved one there?
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Old 02-24-2007, 07:26 PM
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Atlanta, is overcrowded. It is a holdover for alot of inmates that are transferring. My sweetheart was there and did not like it at all, but that was years ago.
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My fiance is there right now, waiting for his transfer. I talked to him this morning and he said that there are roaches and it's pretty crowded, so needless to say he is anxious to get on his way.
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My husband has been in Atlanta for a year almost. He was transferred there from FCI Talladega. It was a huge change and he does not like it either. He is about to be transferred again....to where we don't know yet.
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My baby just got transfered & I was wondering do Federal inmates go through the USP in Atlanta & what is the phone number there? What are the rules for calling there?
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MY BOYFRIEND JUST GOT TO ATLANTA, CAN ANYONE TELL ME ABOUT IT PLEASE, email addy removed by moderator, please review PTO Rules/Policies. Please respond to this member via post or PM.
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Default Usp Atlanta Info Please........

If Anyone Knows Anythng About Usp Atlanta Please Tell Me A Little About It.
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My son was in the camp there for a year. The camp is next to the prison. I can give you info on good places to stay if you need a hotel and on the camp. Let me know!
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that would be very helpful. thank you
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Are they going to the camp or to the other facility there? They are next door to each other but I only know info about the camp. Send me a message when you get ready for info on places to stay and how to get there. I have a good route now...much better than the one I got on the internet and a great spot for staying in motels that is close!
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I was just wondering if anyone could tell me anything about USP Atlanta. I have been with PTO for some time now but was dealing with the State system. I have a friend that was just released from State Custody to Fed and this is a whole new ball game. Any info on how the federal system is would be appreciated. I already know 1 big difference which is the phone calls. He called me 2 times yesterday on my cell phone and it was not collect. It was the first time I had heard his voice in over a year.
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What exactly is it that you would like to know?
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I was wondering how the who visit thing is there. He is sending me the form to fill out I was just wanting to know what to expect once approved and I go. Whatever you can tell me would be helpful. Thanks alot for your time.

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First...I'm glad you got to hear his voice, I am so happy for both of you!
I'm sure is at the camp? or what? If he is at the camp, he will let you know when you get approved, then you can visit. Camps aren't the same, but I can tell you what to expect on our experience. First, you fill out a form with his name & reg.#, questions if you have all kinds of stuff with you (even asks if you have a gun or explosive device, drugs & a bunch of other stuff), your printed name & signature, address, year, color, make and model of the car you are in, including the tag #. Then you take the form to the desk and on your first visit, they will photograph you, put your license or ID with the form & call him on loud speaker to report to the visiting area. Some camps have used the ION thingy, but in the last 14 months, we never saw it.
If he isn't at the camp...all the above is the same, except you have to go through metal detectors and a lot of the times they use the ION to test you for drug use. And after you get through all that, someone will escort you to the visiting area.
I hope this helps you, but also remember that they are in no hurry on visiting forms. We are immediate family & listed on his PSR so we were immediately approved...but I've heard that all facilities don't do this.
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Default Day to Day life in Atlanta USP???

My son, who is 21, just arrived at Atlanta Georgia USP. I would like to know how this place is. Is it a decent place, or bad? in comparrison to other federal prisons. I don't even have a phone or cell phone, so I have to wait for a letter. Don't know how long it will be before I get to visit him. I worry so much about him. He has had horrible experiences in the jails he has been in. Any info will be helpful. Thanks
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Old 05-31-2007, 02:45 AM
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I was wondering how the who visit thing is there. He is sending me the form to fill out I was just wanting to know what to expect once approved and I go. Whatever you can tell me would be helpful. Thanks alot for your time.

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I havent been to visit there in about 2 years (as my man has movedfrom there now), but i will tell you how it was when i used to go there... Also bare in mind that it was a USP, but i think theyve now lowered the level to FCI (but dont quote me on that).

Firstly i recommend that you get there either really, really early or you wait until afterthe 10am count. Getting there dead on 8 is a nightmare, as the queue is horrendous! Also, Thursdays and Mondays are the quieter days.

- When you get there, you go through the glass door into a tiny reception area, collect your form and fill it out.
- Wait in the queue and when it is your turn, give the C.O. your form.
- Hand them your ID.
- Fill out the visiting book.
- Place items that cant be taken in, in the lockers and sign for a key.
- Take off any metal items which may make the metal detector go off.
*** I think they were starting to introduce the ION drug scan, if they were, it is at this point that you will do it... before the metal detector. ***
- Go through the metal detector. Once passed through, they will give you your ID back and stamp your hand with an infa-red stamp.
- You go through a selly-port. On the other side there is a lamp on the wall... you have to wave your hand under it and show your ID.
- You walk down a long corridor. At the end you take the lift to the 2nd floor for glass visits or 3rd floor for general contact visits.
- (On 3rd floor) You go into another selly-port, where there is another infa-red lamp attached to the wall. You flash your stamp under it and show your ID again.
- You walk through the barred gate and youre in the visiting room!!
- You go to the C.O. desk, and he/she will assign you a seat if your loved one isnt already in there sitting, waiting for you.

You keep your ID on you. You dont hand it in or anything.
When i used to visit there, some of the C.O.s were really strict with the contact... (mainly the female C.O.s) and wouldnt allow absolutely any contact... Just a kiss at the beginning and end of the visit Sometimes it was really relaxed and you could hold hands.
The seating was face to face.
Youre allowed to take in $20 in coins or $1 bills, which can be kept in a clear purse/wallet.
They can be rather strict with the dress code. I suggest steering away from white clothes (as they can be contruded as 'sheer'). If you are in any doubt as to whether an item or clothing is allowed, just dont wear it! Choose to wear something else, or have spares in the car.

Thats all i can think of for now. I hope that it helps!
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My son, who is 21, just arrived at Atlanta Georgia USP. I would like to know how this place is. Is it a decent place, or bad? in comparrison to other federal prisons. I don't even have a phone or cell phone, so I have to wait for a letter. Don't know how long it will be before I get to visit him. I worry so much about him. He has had horrible experiences in the jails he has been in. Any info will be helpful. Thanks
Angie
Despite the negative feedback on USPs, i have to say, Atlanta seems to be one of the better ones. I dont think that there is any 'decent prison'!! My partner called it a 'stress camp', but it seemed easier for him to keep his head down. Now, when he looks back, he sometimes wishes that he was still there as opposed to where he is at now (hes now in an FCI).
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I havent been to visit there in about 2 years (as my man has movedfrom there now), but i will tell you how it was when i used to go there... Also bare in mind that it was a USP, but i think theyve now lowered the level to FCI (but dont quote me on that).My friend said that they are in the process of transition to a FCI but they are still USP. He said he will probably be gone before the transition is complete.

Firstly i recommend that you get there either really, really earlyHow early is really really early. Like 7;30? or you wait until afterthe 10am count. Getting there dead on 8 is a nightmare, as the queue is horrendous! Also, Thursdays and Mondays are the quieter days.
Thanks for the info, at least I kinda have an idea of what to expect. Don't seem like it is much more intense than state. Also, I have a friend that has a friend in another federal prison and she told me that only his week-end visits are from 8-2 and the week-day visits are from like 2-8 or something close to that. I know she vivited him today and it was the aftrnoon visit till 8 or 8;30. Is USP this way as well?
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Tlhe visiting time is 8am until 3pm. My husband was at USP Atlanta for a year until he was transferred to USP Big Sandy in April. Whenever I was there they were really strict on physical contact, except at the beginning and end of visit. They were also really strict on attire; don't wear white, tight jeans, shirts with hoods or coats/jackets, also make sure that the shoes you wear have a back strap on them (new rule that was put into place last summer). Good Luck!!
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I did go and visit on the 11th and I will be going back this comeing Monday. I was very suprised, it was alot different than visiting in a state facility. They were actually alot more relaxed than what I am used to. It was a very pleasant visit, considering I was in a damn prison. LOL
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My fiancee recently got transferred to this institution from FCI Mckean in Pa. Anyone ever heard of this Insitution? what is it, is it a temporary housing or is this his permananet facility? I havent heard from him yet but Im trying to get some information on the facility itself?? any help would be appreciated?? Thanks
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Hi, I have posted several listing about information on United States Penitentiary, Atlant Georgia ( USP Atlant Georgia) what kind of instituiton is this???? There seems to be NO information except whats on the BOP website. Does anyone not have a loved on here? if not then maybe I can get directed to a website that supports families elsewhere. This is such a big distance from Ohio, honestly I dont know if a visit will even be possible however if I do get out there I would like to hear from others if they know anything about this place???? visiting, the facility itself, the co's etc..anything!!!!
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I believe it could be either. A transfer point or a final destination. He'll probably be able to fill you in when you hear from him. Z.
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Hello, US Government: Federal Prison Camp and Penitentiary
601 Mcdonough Blvd SE, Atlanta - (404) 635-5100
http://www.bop.gov/locations/institu...isit_hours.pdf

I live in Atlanta see the building everyday while the bus is passing it. Very large facility. Im not sure about the visiting procedures but I found something online. I put the internet link on top. I found this in a pf file or just call the telephone number on top.


Visiting hours will be from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Visitors will not be allowed
inside the institution prior to 7:45 a.m., but may wait in the visitor's parking lot.
Processing of incoming visitors will terminate at 2:00 p.m. at the West Gate Lobby.
Visitors in the Visiting Room will be required to exit at 3:00 p.m. General
population inmates can receive social and attorney visits, Thursday through Monday
of each week. However, only attorney visits can take place on Tuesday and
Wednesday. Holdover and Pre-Trial inmates can receive social and attorney visits,
Saturday through Wednesday of each week. However, only attorney visits can take
place on Thursday and Friday of each week.
b. Federal Prison Camp visitations will be from 8:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. No visitors
will be allowed inside the institution prior to 8:00 a.m., but may wait in the visitor's
parking lot. Processing of incoming visitors will terminate at 3:00 p.m. at the
Visiting Room entrance. Visitors in the Visiting Room will be required to exit at
3:30 p.m. The inmates will receive visits on Saturday and Sunday of each week. The
Camp does not use the point system.
c. All eligible inmates may receive visits on the recognized Federal holidays without
regard to the even/odd schedule. The recognized holidays are: New Year’s Day;
Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday; President's Day; Memorial Day; Independence
Day; Labor Day; Columbus Day; Veteran's Day; Thanksgiving; and Christmas.
d. On Saturday and Sunday an even/odd schedule will be used for USP General
Population inmates only. The fifth digit of an inmate's register number is utilized
when determining if he has an even or odd number.
5. FREQUENCY OF VISITS:
a. Each USP inmate is allotted five visits per calendar month, regardless of the duration
of the visit. Visits on Federal holidays will not count against the five (5) allotted
visits each month.
b. Visiting Restrictions and Overcrowding: Visiting may be curtailed or terminated
because of an emergency, improper conduct on the part of an inmate or his visitor(s),
or when the visiting area becomes overcrowded. Should it become necessary to
curtail or terminate visiting because of overcrowding, a Lieutenant or Institution Duty
Officer will authorize and supervise the process. A two-hour maximum visiting

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ms. clarke,

you may want to check in the federal prisons forum here on pto. maybe someone there can give you specific insight to what this facility is like.
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