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United States Penitentiary (USP) - Coleman II

Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP)

Last Updated: June 17, 2021
Address
846 NE 54th Terr, Coleman, FL 33521
Beds
1525
County
Sumter
Phone
352-689-7000
Fax
352-689-7012
Email
coa/publicinformation@bop.gov
Mailing Address
PO Box 1034, Coleman, FL 33521

USP-Coleman-II is for Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) offenders sentenced up to twelve months.

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United States Penitentiary (USP) - Coleman II'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 USP-Coleman-II 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 352-689-7000.

The United States Penitentiary, Coleman II (USP Coleman II) is a 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 II was opened in 2004 after a major 555,000 square-foot additional component was built.

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

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.

Some notable inmates that have served time in USP Coleman are 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; Larry Nassar, the former USA Gymnastics team physician, convicted on federal charges relating to the possession of thousands of items of child pornography; Stephen Caracappa, former NYPD detective; convicted in 2006 of taking bribes to carry out murders and leak law enforcement intelligence disclosing the identities of witnesses for the Gambino Crime Family; his partner, Louis Eppolito, was sentenced to life plus 100 years. Benjamin Arellano Felix, former leader of the Tijuana Cartel in Mexico serving a 25-year sentence, pleaded guilty in 2013 to conspiracy and money laundering for directing the importation of thousands of tons of cocaine into the US; the cartel killed over 1,000 civilians and police officers over a 16-year period.

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

Health Services: USP Coleman II 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 II 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.

Education Services: USP Coleman II 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 II offers a Culinary Arts advanced occupational education program.

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

Apprenticeship: USP Coleman 2 offers apprenticeships in Cook, Electrician, HVAC, and Plumbing.

Library Services: A law and leisure library are available to inmates at USP Coleman II. 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.

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 II provides a recreation yard, hobby craft center, leisure center, sports leagues, music center, 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.

Important links

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


Inmate Locator

United States Penitentiary (USP) - Coleman II 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 352-689-7000 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 II - High - Visiting Hours

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

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