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Old 01-22-2004, 05:21 PM
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What is a "camp" ? my friend is greets me "from camp", but hes in a state joint....I just wondered if anyone had insight
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Ok, camp is either for a Juvenile, or i think it has something to do with if he has a job there that allows him outside. IM not really sure....but i know juveniles are sent to camps.
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I know from the Federal Prison aspect, they have FPC's, or Federal Prison Camps. They are minimum security facilities- (at least from my fiance's experience) where the inmates sleep in dorms. There are no bars that they are behind, and they usually have more freedom than typical prisons or jails. But this, like I mentioned is typically for minimum security. I can speak for Nellis FPC, but that's about it... hope that helps! -Angel
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Where my husband is (one of the state's three major prisons) all of the separate buildings used for housing are referred to as camps or units. It is a very large facility. There are around 30 camps (I think). Each unit or camp there has a number and that is what I would use to address his letters. (kind of like the street address line). I hope that makes sense.
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I'm a little confused about "camps" myself. My husband is in state prison (a youth correctional) but he says that after he goes through classification they can send him to "camp" he will be there for a while and then they will transfer him to half way house until his release date. I dont understand what a "camp" is, can anyone help?
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Then, at least here in Florida, there's "Work Camps". Charlie is at a State Correctional Institution that in TOTAL houses about 1,200 inmates. There is the "Main Facility" and the "Work Camp", where he is the Work Camp is across the street (a street INSIDE the grounds) there are 4 dorms at the Camp and they house well under 100 of the 1,200 inmates. Some of the inmates (Minimum Security and under) work "road crews" on the "outside", Medium Security inmates (like Charlie) have "jobs" inside, houseboys, kitchen, inside maintenance (lawn crew for prison grounds), etc. At Charlie's facility no one at the Work Camp is classified as Maximum Security, the Maximum Security inmates are all "across the street" at the main facility. The main facility there is also where "the box" is, so if they get a DR, they transport them to the main facility.
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My fiance was senected to boot camp and right now he is in wayne county jail and tues. at 9am he goes to hillsboro il to graham for his processing he will be there for about 4-6 weeks then he goes to boot camp. Here in Ill there are 3 different ones, one for youths and two for adults. the camp is any where from 120-180 days depends on which on they go to it is like prison but no bars and they can work for the commity and its like a military base also they have to do exerises in the moring.Hope I was some help. wildeyes
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Here In California We Do Have Camps At The Prisons. It's Still A Prison Facility, But They Tend To Be Under Less Security Meaning They're Probably Not As Much Of A Risk As Some Other Inmates In Regular Security. And On Visits Out Here We Can Bring Food From The Outside To The Camp Instead Of Buying It From Vending Machines
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You know, I never thought much about that, and it brings up a nice point. I usually refered to all the smaller prisons I was at as a "camp", but it still is prison. For example, at Pasquotank Correctional in NC, there are actually two parts, the larger, which outsider inmates call "The Big House", and the smaller, which we refer as camps. Most minimum security prisons are not that large, from maybe 100 to about 500, some a little larger, but I always refer to them as camps. Maybe it is because the dorms are like boy scout camps; a large room with bunks and lockers. Hope that helps...
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my boyfriend is at a federal camp in IN and there is a maximum security state prison across the street. The camp is very low security. There are no fences and they are really free to do what they want. There are no bars or cells. It's kind of like a big school and they are put in units with about 80 to 100 in one unit. They sleep about 16 to a room on bunk beds. It's really not that bad. Hope it helps.
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