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Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) - Allenwood Low

Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP)

Last Updated: October 12, 2021
PO Box 1500, White Deer, PA 17887
Mailing Address
PO Box 1000, White Deer, PA 17887

FCI-Allenwood-Low 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 facility.

The phone carrier is Trulincs, to see their rates and best-calling plans for your inmate to call you.

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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Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) - Allenwood Low's comprehensive information to help guide you through the federal prison process, specifically on how to remain connected to your inmate while they are incarcerated.

The FCI-Allenwood-Low is a federal prison located at PO Box 1500 in White Deer, PA. This federal low security prison is operated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) to hold inmates who have been convicted to and sentenced for a federal crime through the US Department of Justice (DOJ).

Locate all federal inmates here. If you would like to speak with a case manager or counselor, call 570-547-1990.

The Federal Correctional Institution (FCI), Allenwood Low is a low-security United States federal prison for male inmates in Pennsylvania. It is part of the Allenwood Federal Correctional Complex (FCC Allenwood) and is operated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons, a division of the United States Department of Justice.

The complex consists of two facilities:

  • Federal Correctional Institution, Allenwood Low (FCI Allenwood Low): a low-security facility.
  • Federal Correctional Institution, Allenwood Medium (FCI Allenwood Medium): a medium-security facility.

FCC Allenwood is located 75 miles north of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, the state capital just west of US Route 15.

Housing: Inmates are housed in dormitories in two and three-person cubicles.

Health Services: Routine medical and dental care is offered within the Health Services Department. Physical examinations, annual immunization/screening, emergency medical treatment, and medications are also provided. In order to seek routine care, inmates must submit a triage form. Emergency medical care can be obtained by approaching any staff member.

Psychology Services: All inmates at FCI Allenwood Low are seen for an intake interview with a psychologist. A psychologist is on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for crisis intervention and suicide prevention. Individual counseling services are available for any inmate experiencing family, interpersonal, adjustment, or other personal concerns. Educational and therapeutic groups are also offered to address particular topics like stress management, anger management, and dealing with other people. Medications for mental health problems are provided through Health Services. A treatment program for sex offenders is voluntary and is located at other facilities.

Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP): FCI Allenwood Low houses a Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP). It also offers a Drug Abuse Education program, the Non-Residential Drug Abuse Program (NR-DAP), and self-help groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA).

Education Services: FCI Allenwood Low provides GED and English-as-a-Second Language (ESL) programs. Certificates and $25 credited to the student’s commissary account are awarded for successful completion. A parenting program and Adult Continuing Education (ACE) classes are also available to the inmate population. High school diplomas and post-secondary programs are available through paid correspondence programs.

Advanced Occupational Education: FCI Allenwood Low offers advanced occupational education in Culinary Arts, Office Automation, and Fiber Optics.

Vocational Training: FCI Allenwood Low offers vocational training in Computer Internet Computing Core Certification (IC3).

Apprenticeship: FCI Allenwood Low offers apprenticeship programs in Cooking and Housekeeping.

Library Services: The law/leisure library is located in the Education Department. All required legal books and policies are provided. Inmates also have access to the TRULINCS Electronic Law Library. Typewriters are provided, however, inmates must purchase typewriter ribbons and correction tape from the commissary. Manual typewriters are provided for inmates who do not purchase ribbons from the commissary. A copy machine is located in the law library for inmate use. In the leisure library, inmates can check out newspapers, magazines, and fiction and nonfiction books.

UNICOR: The FCI Allenwood Low UNICOR facility produces office furniture.

Commissary: FCI Allenwood Low inmates are permitted to spend up to $360.00 each month for regular purchases, and an additional amount for special purchase items. Items include snacks, food, clothing, shoes, and electronics. Over-the-counter medications can also be purchased. Inmates are responsible for knowing the amount of money available in his account. Inmates tend to use their laundry bag to carry their purchases back to their cell.

Recreation Services: FCI Allenwood Low’s Recreation Department consists of both indoor and outdoor areas. Programs include hobby crafts (e.g., ceramics, painting, drawing, and crochet), instructional music classes, a wellness program (e.g., step aerobics, a jogging program, exercise fitness bikes, swiss ball, cardio, total body fitness, jump rope, yoga), leisure activities such as fitness equipment, weight lifting, walking, jogging, handball, basketball, bocce ball, billiards, foosball, bingo, puzzles, chess, and board games. Athletic leagues are available in billiards, ping pong, floor hockey, softball, bocce ball, horseshoes, handball/racquetball, basketball, flag football, volleyball, and soccer.

Admissions and Orientation (A&O) Handbook - This document provides you with general information about the institution, programs, rules, and regulations that you will encounter during your confinement. Familiarizing yourself with this information and knowing your responsibilities will help you to adjustment to institution life.

Commissary List - In 1930 the Department of Justice authorized and established a Commissary at each Federal institution. The Commissary provides a bank type account for your money & for the procurement of articles not issued regularly as part of the institution administration. Funds deposited by your family, friends, or other sources are stored in your commissary account that we maintain.

Legal Activities - This document outlines the procedures for access to legal reference materials and legal counsel and the opportunities that you will be afforded to prepare legal documents while incarcerated.

Inmate Locator

Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) - Allenwood Low is a facility in the federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) publishes the names of their inmates currently in one of their locations nationwide. Your search should start with the first locator to see if your loved one is there. You will need the offender's first and last name and it must be spelled exactly. If you have a nine-digit BOP Inmate ID number (xxxxx-xxx)

If you cannot find your inmate in the federal search, the second box is the InmateAid Inmate Search. This database of inmates is all the inmates currently incarcerated in all prisons, jails and detention centers. You do not need to sign up to use this free inmate locator.

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Covid Visitation Information

We remind all visitors to carefully review our special visiting procedures during the COVID pandemic, and also remind all visitors to observe applicable state and local COVID travel restrictions in planning your visit to the institution.

Please call 570-547-1990 prior to your visit to get the latest updates, time changes or visitation cancellations.

All visitors will be temperature checked with results annotated at the screening site prior to entrance. All staff working the screening site will be in proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Visitors will be in-processed on a first come first serve basis, adhering to social-distancing requirements. If distancing requirements cannot be met, visitors may be asked to wait outside for systematic in-processing to adhere to social distancing guidelines. Inmates on quarantine or isolation status will not be permitted visits - it will be the visitor's responsibility to check with the institution prior to arrival to ensure the scheduled visit can still take place.

The visiting room is designed to maximize social distancing, with a minimum of six feet between persons. Inmates are permitted two visitors per visit. To ensure equal opportunities, the frequency of visits determines any termination. Appropriate face coverings are mandatory for all inmates and visitors, all visitors wearing a mask will be provided one by the institution, theirs will be secured in the lockers in the lobby. No physical contact, photographs, food, or drink is permitted. A hand hygiene station, including alcohol-based hand sanitizer, is available at all visiting entrances and exits. Orderlies are assigned to each visitation room and will continually sanitize all touch surfaces, restrooms, etc.

Visitation Information

Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) - Allenwood Low - Visiting Hours

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

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