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Pennsylvania Federal Facilities

The state of Pennsylvania has four different types of federal correctional facilities for federal inmates in the state. First, there are seven federal prisons in Pennsylvania. Then there are two residential reentry management field offices. There is one regional office, and one private/contracted prison, as well.

All federal prisons, inmates, and Pennsylvania federal prison inmate records are the responsibility of the Federal Bureau of Prisons (FOB). They have a handy inmate locator feature on their website, making it easy to perform a Pennsylvania federal prison inmate search at any time of day or night.

Pennsylvania Federal Prisons

There are seven different federal prisons in Pennsylvania. They all have different levels of custody and serve specific demographics. They are as follows:

  • Allenwood FCC - a correctional complex with three units (low, medium, and high security). 
  • Canaan USP - a high-security U.S. penitentiary with an adjacent minimum-security satellite camp housing 1,287 male inmates (1,179 inmates at the USP and 108 inmates at the camp).
  • Lewisburg USP - a high-security U.S. penitentiary with an adjacent minimum-security satellite camp, holding 805 male inmates (449 at the USP and 356 at the camp). 
  • Loretto FCI - a low security federal correctional institution with an adjacent minimum-security satellite camp, holding 983 male inmates (899 at the FCI and 84 at the camp). 
  • McKean FCI - a medium-security federal correctional institution with an adjacent minimum-security satellite camp with 1,068 male inmates. 
  • Philadelphia FDC - an administrative security federal detention center with 981 male and female inmates. 
  • Schuylkill FCI - a medium-security federal correctional institution with an adjacent minimum-security satellite camp with 1,226 male offenders.

Residential Reentry Management Field Offices

There are two residential reentry management field offices in Pennsylvania that act as liaisons between the FOB, the courts, other law enforcement agencies, and local community organizations. They are called Philadelphia RRM, and Pittsburgh RRM.

Regional Office

Northeast RO is an administrative office providing oversight & support to facilities located in the Northeast Region (NER). They supervise approximately 23,841 offenders.

Private/Contracted Prison

Moshannon Valley CI is the only contracted/private federal prison in the state, and it holds 1,823 federal inmates.

Famous Federal Prison Inmates in Pennsylvania

  • Whitey Bulger - infamous crime boss in Massachusetts from 1970-1980. He was caught and imprisoned in 2011. He was on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list. 
  • John Gotti - leader of the Gambino Crime Family in New York from 1985-1992. He was convicted of murder, murder conspiracy, loansharking, illegal gambling, obstruction of justice, and bribery.
  • Jimmy Hoffa - labor union leader who later disappeared in 1975. He was in federal prison from 1967 until 1971.

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