FCI Loretto Low and Satellite Camp

Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP)

Last Updated: March 17, 2024
RR 276, Loretto, PA 15940
Mailing Address
PO Box 1000, Loretto, PA 15940

FCI Loretto is for Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) offenders found guilty of a federal crime and sentenced to incarceration in accordance with the Department of Justice Sentencing Guidelines.

All prisons and jails have Security or Custody levels depending on the inmate’s classification, sentence, and criminal history. Please review the rules and regulations for Federal Low | Minimum facility.

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If you are unsure of your inmate's location, you can search and locate your inmate by typing in their last name, first name or first initial, and/or the offender ID number to get their accurate information immediately Registered Offenders

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You can support your loved ones at FCI Loretto on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 814-472-4140.

When a loved one is in federal prison, they need more than just visits or calls due to their generally longer sentences. This webpage offers insights into FCI Loretto procedures, helping you provide the best support possible. From sending magazines to exploring distance learning options, this guide has all you need to assist your loved one effectively.

The Federal Correctional Institution, Loretto (FCI Loretto) is a low-security federal prison for male inmates located in Pennsylvania, with an adjacent satellite prison camp for minimum-security male offenders. Operated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons, it is situated between Altoona and Johnstown, approximately 90 miles east of Pittsburgh. Notable for its previous use as a Catholic seminary, FCI Loretto opened in 1984 and consists of three general housing units, a Special Housing Unit, and a camp with dormitory-style housing.

Notable inmates at FCI Loretto include individuals involved in various criminal activities such as drug trafficking, financial fraud, and corruption. These include John Forté, a musician convicted of drug-related charges; John Kiriakou, a former CIA officer convicted of disclosing classified information; Anthony DiNunzio, an organized crime figure involved in racketeering; and William Boyland, Jr., a former New York State Assemblyman convicted of corruption charges.

Health services at FCI Loretto include sick call, dental care, emergency treatment, chronic care, and health education on infectious diseases. Psychology services offer screening, counseling, crisis intervention, and psycho-educational classes. While the facility does not have a Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP), it provides alternative programs such as a Drug Abuse Education Course, Non-Residential Drug Abuse Program (NR-DAP), Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), and Narcotics Anonymous (NA).

Education services at FCI Loretto include GED, ESL, and Adult Basic Education programs, as well as Adult Continuing Education (ACE) courses and a parenting program. Advanced occupational education is offered in Automotive Repair, and vocational training is available in Fiber Optics, Retail Sales, and Customer Service. Apprenticeships are offered in Cook and Teacher Aide roles.

The facility provides both leisure and law libraries, with access to newspapers, magazines, books, and electronic legal resources. Inmates are permitted to use typewriters and a copy machine for research and legal document preparation. UNICOR facilities at FCI Loretto produce electronics and plastics, and the camp offers training in Commercial Driver's License (CDL) and Personal Fitness Training.

Inmates can spend up to $360.00 monthly in the commissary on various items, including food, clothing, electronics, and personal care products (updated list and prices of items sold at the commissary in FCI Loretto). Recreation services include indoor and outdoor activities such as fine arts, ceramics, sports, and holiday events, with the Recreation Department open seven days a week during non-work hours.

Inmate Locator

FCI Loretto Low and Satellite Camp is a facility in the federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) that publishes the names of the inmates currently in one of their locations nationwide. To begin your search, simply input the exact first and last name of the individual you are looking for. Alternatively, if you possess an eight-digit BOP Inmate ID number (xxxxx-xxx), you can use that for quicker results.

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Visitation Information

Loretto Low - Visiting Hours

  • Friday 8:15 am - 2:15 pm
  • Saturday 8:15 am - 2:15 pm
  • Sunday 8:15 am - 2:15 pm
  • Holidays 8:15 am - 2:15 pm

Camp Minimum - Visiting Hours

  • Saturday 8:15 am - 2:15 pm
  • Sunday 8:15 am - 2:15 pm
  • Holidays 8:15 am - 2:15 pm

Visiting Information

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