USP Canaan and Satellite Camp

Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP)

Last Updated: June 20, 2024
3057 Eric Williams Mem Dr, Waymart, PA 18472
Mailing Address
PO Box 300, Waymart, PA 18472

USP Canaan 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 Maximum | Minimum facility.

The phone carrier is Global Tel Link (GTL) - ConnectNetwork, 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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You can support your loved ones at USP Canaan on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 570-488-8000.

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 Canaan 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, Canaan (USP Canaan), situated in northeastern Pennsylvania, is a high-security federal prison with a satellite prison camp for minimum-security male inmates. Managed by the Federal Bureau of Prisons, the facility, which opened in March 2005 is designed to house 1275 male inmates in six housing units. Six V-shaped buildings face each other and a larger maintenance building surrounds a central yard with a tower in the middle. Six additional towers are lined along the rectangular-shaped facility. The facility is surrounded by a lethal electrical double fence. The administrative and disciplinary unit, known as the Special Housing Unit, can accommodate around 250 inmates. Cells in the disciplinary unit feature showers and house two inmates. The camp is adjacent to the USP but with no fences in a relaxed, bucolic setting.

Inmates adhere to a strict schedule, including multiple daily counts and work movements, with set times for cell occupancy and recreational activities. Despite the regimented routine, prisoners have access to communication services such as text-based email through Corrlinks and limited phone privileges. Inmates may shop for some little extras at the Commissary, a list and prices of items sold at USP Canaan.

Health services at USP Canaan encompass preventative care, mental health care, substance abuse treatment, and emergency services, with 24-hour availability for emergencies. Similarly, psychology services offer intake screenings, crisis intervention, and support programs, including anger management.

The prison hosts various educational programs, including literacy, GED, and ESL courses, along with vocational training in fields like horticulture and apprenticeships in electrical, HVAC, and plumbing. Inmates also have access to library services and recreational activities supervised by the Recreation Department, promoting physical fitness and mental well-being.

USP Canaan's comprehensive approach to inmate rehabilitation extends to its Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP), Drug Education class, and support groups like Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous. These initiatives, along with education and vocational training, aim to facilitate successful reintegration into society and reduce recidivism rates.

Inmate Locator

USP Canaan and Satellite Camp 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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If you are looking for someone who has been recently taken into custody, you may access the Arrest Record Search feature, there is a cost for this fresh information

Visitation Information

Canaan 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

Camp Minimum - Visiting Hours

  • 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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