FCI McKean Medium and Satellite Camp

Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP)

Last Updated: March 17, 2024
6975 Rte 59, Lewis Run, PA 16738
Mailing Address
PO Box 8000, Bradford, PA 16701

FCI McKean 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 Medium | Minimum facility.

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If you are seeking to send your inmate money for commissary, one recommended for this facility is MoneyGram There is a fee for sending money, see their rates and limitations.

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 McKean on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 814-362-8900.

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 McKean 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, McKean (FCI McKean) is a medium-security federal prison for male inmates located in Pennsylvania. Operated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons, it also has an adjacent satellite prison camp for minimum-security male offenders. FCI McKean, situated between Bradford and Kane, is notable for its various inmate programs and notable inmates.

Opened in 1989, FCI McKean consists of four housing units, each holding 312 inmates in two-man cells. The adjacent camp has two housing units and a greenhouse, with each unit accommodating 165 prisoners in dorms divided into two-person cubicles.

The camp at FCI McKean houses a Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP) for qualified inmates, offering a significant one-year sentence reduction incentive for completion. Alternative programs such as a Drug Abuse Treatment Program, Drug Abuse Education Program, and Non-Residential Drug Abuse Treatment Program (NR-DAP) are available for those who may not qualify for RDAP, aiming to support inmates struggling with substance abuse issues.

Notable inmates at FCI McKean include Alphonse Persico, former acting boss of the Colombo crime family, serving a life sentence for murder; Chaka Fattah, a Philadelphia politician sentenced to 10 years for racketeering; Wesley Snipes, the actor who served two years for failing to file tax returns; and Denny McLain, the Major League Baseball pitcher who served six years for various charges including money laundering and mail fraud.

Health services at FCI McKean include medical and dental sick call, chronic care management, routine dental care, emergency medical care, and preventive health care services. Psychology services offer screening, assessment, treatment of mental health problems, individual and group counseling, and psycho-educational classes.

Education services include literacy, GED, and ESL programs, with incentives provided for progress and completion. Advanced occupational education in Culinary Arts and NCCER Carpentry Level 1 & 2 is available. Apprenticeships in various fields such as Career Technician, Cook, Electrician, Housekeeping, and Teacher’s Aide are offered.

The library provides leisure and law materials, including an interlibrary loan program and TRULINCS Electronic Law Library access. Inmates are allowed to spend $360.00 monthly in the commissary on their assigned shopping days (here is a complete list and prices of items sold at the commissary in FCI McKean), while recreation services offer a variety of organized and informal activities, including sports, hobby crafts, music programs, and wellness programs.

Overall, FCI McKean emphasizes rehabilitation and offers a range of programs and services to support inmate education, skill development, and rehabilitation efforts.

Inmate Locator

FCI McKean Medium 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.

If your search within the federal system proves unsuccessful, InmateAid Inmate Search provides an additional avenue. This database encompasses inmates currently incarcerated in various prisons, jails, and detention centers nationwide. Utilizing this free inmate locator doesn't require any sign-up process, ensuring convenient access for users. This free inmate locator.

If you are looking for someone who has been recently taken into custody, you may access the Arrest Record Search feature, there is a cost for this fresh information

Visitation Information

McKean Medium and Satellite Camp - Visiting Hours

  • Saturday 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Sunday 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Holidays 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Visiting Information

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