USP Allenwood

Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP)

Last Updated: March 16, 2024
RT 15, 2 Mi N of Allenwood, Allenwood, PA 17810
Mailing Address
PO Box 3000, White Deer, PA 17887

USP-Allenwood 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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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 USP-Allenwood on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 570-547-0963.

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 USP-Allenwood 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 United States Penitentiary, Allenwood (USP Allenwood), is a high-security federal prison in Pennsylvania, part of the Allenwood Federal Correctional Complex (FCC Allenwood). The federal land also holds the FCI Allenwood Medium and the FCI Allenwood Low prisons. The facility has four two-level housing units, each containing four 16-cell ranges around a central day room where inmates can gather. Recreational and counseling facilities are located adjacent to the housing units, while the outer perimeter is secured by double fencing with barbed wire. Guard towers and a perimeter intrusion detection system enhance security.

In terms of housing, inmates typically share two-person cells. Health services include a mandatory physical examination for new inmates, sick call, dental care, annual screenings, and medications. Psychological services offer assessments, crisis intervention, and therapeutic groups.

Educational programs at USP Allenwood include GED, ESL, vocational training, correspondence classes, and evening college classes. Inmates work in a UNICOR upholstery factory and perform institutional maintenance jobs. Medical, psychological, and drug treatment services are also available.

Notable inmates include Somali pirate leader Mohamud Salad Ali now serving a life sentence for hijacking a civilian yacht. Howard Mason (24651-053) is serving a life sentence for racketeering charges and ordering the murder of a New York City police officer. The former acting boss of the Lucchese crime family. Louis Daidone (39065-053) currently serving a life sentence for murder, murder conspiracy, racketeering, and loansharking now at USP Coleman I. ​Jorge A. Martinez a former physician is serving a life sentence for health care fraud. James Eagan Holmes is serving 12 life terms for the 2012 Aurora, Colorado shooting.USP Allenwood offers various programs such as the Special Management Unit (SMU), which focuses on teaching self-discipline and pro-social values. Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP) is available at FCI Allenwood Medium, while USP Allenwood offers drug abuse education, non-residential programs, AA, and NA.

Education services cover literacy, GED, ESL, parenting, ACE classes, and high school diplomas. Vocational training includes computer word processing, drafting, and Internet computing core certification. Apprenticeships are offered in cooking, quality control, and upholstery.

USP Allenwood does not house a Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP), however, RDAP is offered at FCI Allenwood Medium. USP Allenwood does offer a Drug Abuse Education program, the Non-Residential Drug Abuse Program (NR-DAP), Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) but the inmates only get time off their sentence if they complete the 9-month RDAP.

The library provides legal and leisure materials, including an electronic law library and typewriters for legal work. UNICOR produces office furniture, while the commissary allows inmates to spend up to a specific amount each month on regular and special items (i.e., $360.00), and an additional amount for special purchase items. SMU inmates are restricted to a $50.00 per week spending limit, excluding postage stamps and sneakers. Here is the most current list and prices of items sold at the commissary in USP Allenwood.

Recreational activities range from arts and crafts to team sports like softball and basketball. Fitness programs, musical instruments, and hobby craft are available, with SMU inmates receiving a minimum of five hours of recreation per week.

Inmate Locator

USP Allenwood 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.

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Visitation Information

Allenwood High - Visiting Hours

  • Friday 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • 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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