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United States Penitentiary (USP) - Coleman I

Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP)

Last Updated: July 31, 2022
846 NE 54th Terr, Coleman, FL 33521
Mailing Address
PO Box 1033, Coleman, FL 33521

USP-Coleman-I 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.

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The USP-Coleman-I is a federal prison located at 846 NE 54th Terr in Coleman, FL. This federal high 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 352-689-6000.

The United States Penitentiary, Coleman I and II (USP Coleman I and II) are high-security United States federal prisons for male inmates in Florida. It is part of the Coleman Federal Correctional Complex (FCC Coleman) and is operated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons, a division of the US Department of Justice. USP Coleman 1 was opened in 2001 and in 2004 completed a major 555,000 square-foot additional component for USP Coleman II.

Some notable inmates that served time in Coleman are Larry Nassar, the former USA Gymnastics team physician, convicted on federal charges relating to the possession of thousands of items of child pornography; Harlem Suarez ISIS sympathizer; serving a life sentence for attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction for planning to detonate a backpack bomb on a public beach in Key West, FL. Allen Stanford, convicted in 2012 of fraud, money laundering and other charges for masterminding a Ponzi scheme which defrauded thousands of investors of over $7 billion; the story was featured on the CNBC television program American Greed; Leonard Peltier serving two life sentences, as a member of the American Indian Movement, a Native American activist group; convicted in 1977 of murdering FBI Agents Jack R. Coler and Ronald A. Williams during a shootout at Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in 1975; Whitey Bulger, former leader of the Winter Hill Gang in Massachusetts and FBI Ten Most Wanted fugitive; apprehended in 2011 after 16 years on the run; convicted in 2013 of ordering 11 murders, as well as extortion, money laundering and drug trafficking. Transferred in October 2018 to the Federal Transfer Center and then to USP Hazelton, where he was murdered less than 24 hours after arrival

FCC Coleman is located in central Florida, approximately 50 miles northwest of Orlando, 60 miles northeast of Tampa, and 35 miles south of Ocala.

Housing: Inmates are housed in one and two-person cells.

Health Services: USP Coleman 1 provides sick-call, first-aid, dental care, eyeglasses, physical examinations, emergency and routine treatment, and follow-up care. Prescription medications are available through the pharmacy. Inmates must submit a triage form in order to be evaluated for routine care. Emergency medical care is available 24 hours a day.

Psychology Services: USP Coleman 1 psychology services include an initial intake exam and services for emotional problems, sexual assault prevention, and the CODE program. The Challenge Program is also available for inmates who are prone to substance abuse, mental illness, and violence. Upcoming treatment offerings are posted in inmate housing units. Inmates must visit Psychology Services open house or file a cop-out to request program placement. Psychologists are available for individual and/or group psychotherapy as needed.

Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP): USP Coleman 1 does not house a Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP). A Drug Abuse Education class, the Non-Residential Drug Abuse Program (NR-DAP), Challenge Program, and referrals to the Residential Drug Abuse Program are available.

Education Services: USP Coleman 1 provides literacy, GED, and English-as-a-Second Language (ESL) programs in English and Spanish. Students who complete the GED tests are awarded $25, which is added to their commissary accounts and are provided with an opportunity to participate in a graduation ceremony. Classes in business, Spanish, Commercial Driver’s License, creative writing, parenting, public speaking, Pre-Release Programming, employment, and personal finance skills are also offered. High school diplomas and post-secondary programs are available through paid correspondence programs.

Advanced Occupational Education: USP Coleman 1 offers a Culinary Arts advanced occupational education program.

Vocational Training: Vocational training classes include Culinary Arts, Custodial Maintenance, and MS Office.

Apprenticeship: USP Coleman 1 offers apprenticeships in Cook, Electrician, HVAC, and Plumbing.

Library Services: A law and leisure library are available to inmates at USP Coleman 1. The law library houses TRULINCS Electronic Law Library terminals, a copy machine, and typewriters. The leisure library has newspapers, periodicals, and fiction and nonfiction books. Both libraries are open from Monday through Saturday, and closed on Sundays and holidays.

UNICOR: USP Coleman 1 does not house a UNICOR facility.

Commissary: Inmates with funds in their accounts are permitted to spend up to $360.00 per month on items such as food, snacks, candy, ice cream, electronics, clothing, and shoes. Toothpaste, toothbrushes, combs, razors, and soap are issued by the institution. Inmates may purchase name brand items through the commissary. Designated shopping days take place once per week.

Recreation Services: USP Coleman 1 provides a recreation yard, hobbycraft center, leisure center, sports leagues, music center, a cards and games room, and a fitness area. The fitness area is set up with spinning bikes, treadmills, elliptical machines, rowing machines, step machines, and sit up boards. The games room includes table games such as foosball and ping pong. Inmates are allowed to participate in these activities during non-work hours.

USP Coleman II was "a so-called special-needs prison — a "safe" facility where informants, former cops, ex-gang members, check-ins (prisoners who intentionally put themselves in solitary confinement to be safe), homosexuals, and sex offenders can all, supposedly, walk the Yard freely. At regular BOP lockups, these types of men are in danger of being beaten, stabbed, or strangled to death."

Important links

United States Penitentiary (USP) - Coleman I - High - Admissions & Orientation Handbook
United States Penitentiary (USP) - Coleman I - High - Commissary List
United States Penitentiary (USP) - Coleman I - High - Legal Activities
United States Penitentiary (USP) - Coleman I - High - Inmate Visitation
United States Penitentiary (USP) - Coleman I - High - Directions

Inmate Locator

United States Penitentiary (USP) - Coleman I 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 352-689-6000 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

United States Penitentiary (USP) - Coleman I - High - Visiting Hours

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

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