There is only one type of federal correctional facility in New Hampshire that holds felons who have broken federal laws in the state, a federal prison. There is one federal prison in New Hampshire called FCI Berlin.
The Federal Bureau of Prisons (FOB) is the government entity in charge of all federal prisons in the country. They also manage all facilities, inmates and handle all New Hampshire federal prison inmate records. They have an extensive website with detailed information on each of the facilities along with an inmate locator feature. The general public can use this inmate locator to perform a New Hampshire federal prison inmate search at any time.
Along with details about each facility, they offer visitation information, how to send money or gifts, and details about inmate phone calls. The FOB is an agency like no other. They offer up the following description: “We protect public safety by ensuring that federal offenders serve their sentences of imprisonment in facilities that are safe, humane, cost-efficient, and appropriately secure, and provide reentry programming to ensure their successful return to the community.” They supervise 177,251 inmates with a recidivism rate of 34% and a staff of 35,998 employees.
The Federal Bureau of Prisons was established in 1930 by the Department of Justice. They were tasked with the “management and regulation of all Federal penal and correctional institutions.” At the time there were only 14 federal prison facilities holding 13,000 inmates. The system has since grown, and now the FOB manages 44 facilities and 177,251 inmates. The laws have also evolved over the years, such as the “Sentencing Reform Act of 1984,” which has impacted the federal prisons considerably and affected populations. With the times, these facilities have evolved and changed and become more secure, more high-tech, and more efficient.
FCI Berlin is a medium-security federal correctional institution with an adjacent minimum-security satellite camp. They support 789 male inmates at this facility (720 at the FCI and 69 at the camp). They offer visitation on Saturdays and Sundays only. There are strict rules for visitation, but they do provide the request forms online and all the details anyone would need.
Due to the exceptionally low crime and incarceration rates in New Hampshire, there have been no notable inmates in federal prison in New Hampshire at the FCI Berlin facility.