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Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) - Hazelton

Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP)

Last Updated: May 18, 2022
1640 Sky View Dr, Bruceton Mills, WV 26525
Mailing Address
PO Box 5000, Bruceton Mills, WV 26525

FCI-Hazelton 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 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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Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) - Hazelton'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-Hazelton is a federal prison located at 1640 Sky View Dr in Bruceton Mills, WV. This federal medium 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 304-379-1500.

The Federal Correctional Institution, Hazelton (FCI Hazelton) is a medium-security United States federal prison for male inmates, as well as a secure facility for female inmates, located in the Preston County, West Virginia. It is the newest facility in the federal prison system and is operated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons, a division of the United States Department of Justice.

Housing: Inmates are housed in cells and dormitories.

Notable inmates include Michael Nunn the former world middleweight boxing champion; pleaded guilty in 2003 to conspiracy to distribute cocaine for buying $24,000 worth of cocaine from an undercover FBI Agent is now serving a 24-year sentence. Joaquin Valencia-Trujillo the former leader of the Cali Cartel in Colombia; extradited to the US in 2004; convicted in 2006 of drug trafficking conspiracy for directing the shipment of more than 100 tons of cocaine a year into the US over a ten-year period currently serving a 40-year sentence.

Health Services: Health services at FCI Hazelton and the Secure Female Facility facilities include episodic visits for new or recurring medical or dental symptoms through a sick call system, chronic care management for chronic and infectious diseases through enrollment in chronic care clinics for regular care, routine dental care, medical and dental emergency care for injuries and sudden illness, age-appropriate preventive care to promote optimal health and functional status, restorative care to promote achievable functional status, long-term care, and end-of-life care.

Psychology Services: Inmates at FCI Hazelton receive mental health screening, assessment, and treatment, individual and group counseling, psycho-educational classes, self- help and supportive services, and referral to Health Services for medical treatment of mental illness. The female facility also offers the Resolve Program, a non-residential program for female inmates who have a history of physical and/or sexual abuse.

Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP): A Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP) is available at FCI Hazelton but not at the Secure Female Facility. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Narcotics Anonymous (NA), the Non-Residential Drug Abuse Treatment Program (NR-DAP), and the Drug Education Class are available at both facilities.

Education Services: FCI Hazelton and the Secure Female Facility provide GED and English-as-a-Second Language (ESL) programs. Incentive awards are provided to recognize inmates making satisfactory progress and successfully completing the literacy (i.e. GED and ESL) program. Inmates may also receive incentives for progressing to various levels in the GED or ESL programs. Graduation ceremonies recognize GED, ESL, and Apprenticeship completions. FCI Hazelton and the female facility offer parenting, Adult Continuing Education (ACE) and career counseling/Pre-Release Program (RPP) courses, and Microsoft Office 2010. High school diplomas and post-secondary programs are available through paid correspondence programs.

Apprenticeship: The FCI Hazelton Secure Female Facility offers apprenticeships in Electrician, HVAC, Maintenance Repairer Industrial, Plumber, and Welder.

Library Services: The law library is located in the Education Department and contains a variety of legal reference materials for use in preparing legal papers. The Education Department maintains a leisure library which is available to the general population. Reference books such as encyclopedias, dictionaries, medical encyclopedias, college listings, and synopsis. These reference books are available for use within the Resource Library. Magazines, books, and newspapers are also available to inmates at FCI Hazelton.

Commissary: Inmates may withdraw money for family support, to purchase publications or for other approved purposes. Inmates are permitted to spend up to $360.00 each month, which does not include stamps or funds transferred from commissary to their inmate telephone account. Shoes, clothing, electronics, food, drinks, and more can be purchased in the commissary.

Recreation Services: FCI Hazelton and the Secure Female Facility offer physical fitness and leisure programs, including organized and informal games, sports, physical fitness, table games, hobby crafts, music programs, intramural activities, social and cultural organizations. Movies, artwork (e.g., oils, pastels, crayons, pencils, inks, and charcoal), and hobby craft activities (e.g., ceramics, leatherwork, models, clay, mosaics, crochet, knitting, sculptures, woodworking, and lapidary, etc.) are also available. Wellness programs and recreation are also provided.

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.

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) - Hazelton 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 304-379-1500 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) - Hazelton Medium - Visiting Hours

  • Saturday 8:00am - 3:00pm
  • Sunday 8:00am - 3:00pm
  • Monday 8:00am - 3:00pm
  • Holidays 8:00am - 3:00pm

Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) - Hazelton Secure Female Facility - ​Visiting Hours:

  • Friday 4:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Sunday 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Federal Holidays 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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