Bureau of Prisons (BOP) policies and regulations strongly encourage each inmate to maintain good personal hygiene while in the Camp environment. As previously stated in the " Arrival " section, immediately upon arrival, the new Camper will be provided BOP supplied towels, washcloth, soap, disposable razors, toothpaste, and toothbrush. Although of questionable long-term quality, these temporary personal hygiene items are intended to simply sustain the new arrival until they can purchase more permanent and better quality items from the Camp commissary.
Well-equipped bathrooms and shower rooms are usually co-located in all Camp Housing Units. Some Camps have no hours-of-operation time restrictions for the shower facilities whereas others might restrict showers between 2300 hrs and 0500 hrs. The newer military style BOP Camp Housing Units have 16-20 individual shower stalls separated by privacy walls and doors. Other than simple courtesy to others that might be waiting, Campers are not time-restricted while showering nor are they limited in the number of showers they are permitted to take per day. Due to the constant traffic on the tile floors and the nature of bacteria associated thereto, all Campers are strongly encouraged to purchase a pair of shower shoes from the commissary.
Although sometimes expensive, Campers are provided an opportunity to purchase a wide variety of nationally recognized personal hygiene products from the Camp commissary. However, due to some security and contraband issues, certain items will be restricted even in the Camp environment. 69
Campers are given more than ample time to use bathroom and shower facilities. Most new arrivals will quickly establish their own routine of when to shower and their use of the other bathroom facilities.
Campers can purchase either plastic carry-bag or a nylon mesh bag from the commissary for toilet/shower articles. Common attire to and from the shower rooms should be gym shorts, t-shirt and rubber shower shoes. The public display of wearing only underwear/boxer shorts to the shower or bathroom is considered "bad form" in a Camp environment.
Again, under ordinary circumstances, there are no personal safety concerns in Camp restrooms or shower rooms. 70