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Old 06-19-2008, 02:20 PM
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My husband will be at Fort Dix on Monday, June 23rd, 2008. He was designated for the camp, but it seems they don't get there right away. Can anyone tell me how long it takes to hear form them once they Self-surrender?
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Old 06-23-2008, 06:43 PM
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My husband surrendered today. He is designated to the camp. Does anyone know how ling it takes to get that first call and how long it takes for visitor approval? Any info would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 06-24-2008, 04:45 PM
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. Does anyone know how ling it takes to get that first call and how long it takes for visitor approval? .
It took about 3-4 weeks to get approved as a visitor. You can print the visitor form online from bop.gov When you get your first call, find out who his counselor is, the form must be sent to them. I think it was a couple of days before the first call. Best of Luck to you. It will get a bit easier day by day.
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Old 06-28-2008, 09:23 AM
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hi ladies!
glad to see some activity here at Fort Dix. For all the guys there, I thought for sure there would be more of us here.

MS1963 - I actually heard from DT the night he arrived on the WEST side of Fort Dix. Then it took about 2 weeks for the paperwork to process. When he first got there only immediate family was allowed to visit. Once he was moved to the East side, I was able to visit almost immediately. It's not a bad place for visiting. The room is big and Sat and Sun are all day!

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S. C. He was recently transferred there...
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Old 07-06-2008, 09:14 AM
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Thumbs up New to site - from MA - thanks for the info!

Hi Dee!
I'm so happy for you - it sounds like u had a wonderful visit! My son's (who is now 8yrs old) Dad (and my ex...off and on since '97) Steve - is in FCI Fort Dix and we are going to visit next month - great post. Thanks!!!
BTW, How was the ride down?
Also, what do they charge you per night at the hotel?
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Hi Fort Dix friends!
I visited my man this weekend. It was amazing. So, here's how it goes...I stayed at the Holiday Inn Express in Mt. Holly. It's close (but confusing) to the FCI. If it's your 1st visit, give yourself time to get lost. The google directions bring you to Fort Dix military base rather than the FCI.

So, there are several checkpoints. The first is while you're still in your car. Be prepared to show your license and registration. Once you get a "day pass" for your car, you are directed to the "visitors" lot. Be sure you know if your going to the east side or the west side. I visited the east.

We had to stand in line (outside) until 8:30am...I was 2nd in line on Sat and 1st on Sun. Didn't want to lose a single minute. Once they let you in, you'll be asked to complete a form with your info and the inmate you're visiting. One at a time you'll be processed through the metal detector. I didn't see anyone get "hand checked". Just like the airport...you need to send your shoes through the xray machine. Be sure to leave everything locked in the care...they'll only give you a locker if you arrive by taxi or bus. They stamp your hand and take you through by groups of 10.

At the next stop point you put your hand under a black light and then walk across a "courtyard" to enter the visiting room. Pick up a table, if available, and stake out your seats. There are several machines with soda/water, snacks, ice cream, sandwiches, oatmeal, yogurt, chicken wings, pastries.... Bring quarters, ones and/or fives to use for food.

The best thing is you can kiss and hug at the beginning of the visit. We sat next to each other and were able to touch, hold hands and he even rubbed a tense spot in my back It was an amazing visit!!! Be sure to ask your man to get some photo tickets. It's a great opportunity to hold each other real close.

Let me know when/if you visit Ft. Dix. We could all use the support of each other

~Dee
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Hello Dee....
Im so happy for you that your experiences at FCI Fort Dix have been decent; I have a friend there (west side as well) and my times have not been that pleasant. Ive found the COs obnoxious and prone to give people a hard time (just cause they can).
At least someone has good stuff to report.
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Old 07-09-2008, 07:33 PM
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Hi Susan,
Haved you had a chance to visit yet? Hoping your friend had a better experience. I'm heading to Ft. Dix next weekend and will let you know how it goes. Maybe I'm just so excited to get my hands on my man that I didn't notice the crappy stuff

Happy thoughts to you and hope next visit is better for you both
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Default Any info on Fort Dix camp or low security

Hi,
My husband has to turn himself in in November.. Does anyone have any info on the camp part or low security part of the facility. How is the visiting, what are they allowed to turn themselves in with. Are there alot of people in the camp or low part. are they allowed to bring money
Any info would be appreciated.
Is there a big difference between otisville and fort dix?
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Old 09-19-2008, 06:12 PM
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I lived close to ft dix at sentancing I requested Fairton great move much smaller better conditions from what I hear
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its fort dix a low security facility? it sounds pretty strict to me, well as far as going on a visit.
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Old 10-16-2008, 08:55 PM
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Smile hello guys

Hi I'm so releived to have found some people who have loved ones in fort dix like me. Anyway I have a fiance in fort dix and I'm looking to marry him while he's in there. Does anyone have info on getting t married at fort dix? If so please send me a message with the info. I will be visiting him this comming saturday... Thanks good bless.
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Old 10-24-2008, 08:02 PM
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Hi and welcome to PTO.
Try also looking into this forum for some answers regarding Fort Dix.
For Otisville, look here.
Otisville is a state facility in NY, and Fort Dix is fed.. There are different rules for all facilities, especially between state and fed.
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There is also a federal facility at Otisville. You can fnd information about this FCI here:

http://www.bop.gov/locations/institutions/otv/index.jsp

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Old 11-17-2008, 06:01 PM
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Glad I found some people from Fort Dix. My boyfriend SS there on september 5th. So far things have been good. He does mantiance work, and said the conidions are not that bad. I just had a visit yesterday, and cannot wait to go back again. Dee explained the visiting exactly to a tee. I just get so happy when I can give him a hug and kiss =)
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Old 11-26-2008, 08:32 AM
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I just had a friend get transferred to Ft Dix. He is serving 8 months.

Can anyone tell me what the conditions are like inside? Are the inmates in cells? Do they have dorms? What is the camp like? He is white collar minimum security and may get into the camp.
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Old 11-29-2008, 03:38 AM
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It was weird when I first read these posts. I went to basic training at Fort Dix in 1984. So there is a part that is still military and a part that is correctional facility?
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Old 11-29-2008, 10:34 AM
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bank robber, fort dix houses are like dorms. There are 12 people in each room they have bunk beds. My boyfriend said it is not that bad. He said conditions are not to bad no rats or anything like that.
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Otisville is a Federal Prison located in NYS (near middletown) and not a state prison. FCI Ottisville is a much more relaxed facility than Fort Dix, but regardless both are good, low facilities....transportation is a pain, I went thru hell to visit until a bought myself a jeep....
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Old 11-30-2008, 02:13 PM
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Default Brick barracks?

Sounds like the brick barracks I was in in basic training, there was 8 man rooms with 4 sets of bunk beds. I was in Bravo 3-5.
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DT tells me that the East side of the facility is very overcrowded. He recently moved to the west side where he says the 8-man rooms are much better. At least they can get away from each other a bit. The camp is separate. It's my understanding that the BOP leases these facilities from the military. Yes, the units are all on the base. It's quite interesting to drive through the base before reaching the prison. They often have soccer tournaments going on at the same time on the weekends I've visited.
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I took my Basic Training at Fort Dix, NJ. Have they turned it into a prison or something?
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Fort Dix is still an active military base that ALSO houses a federal low-security prison and prison camp.
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Do they have the email system at Ft. Dix?
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For those of you who have loved ones at Fort Dix...here's wishing you a peaceful New Year.
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