Federal Correctional Institution McKean | FCI McKean

Federal Correctional Institution McKean | FCI McKeanFacilities: FCI McKean with an adjacent minimum security satellite prison camp.
Facility Address & Contact Information
Federal Correctional Institution McKean
6975 Route 59
Lewis Run, PA 16738
Phone: 814-362-8900
Fax: 814-363-6821
Email: MCK/[email protected]
BOP Website: https://www.bop.gov/locations/institutions/mck/
Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_Correctional_Institution,_McKean
Inmate Correspondence Address
For FCI McKean
Inmate Name and Registration Number
FCI McKean
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 8000
Bradford, PA 16701
For Satellite Prison Camp
Inmate Name and Registration Number
FCI McKean
Satellite Prison Camp
P.O. Box 8000
Bradford, PA 16701
NOTE: Funds cannot be sent directly to federal inmates. See our page on sending money to federal prisoners for more information.
Sex: Male
Security Level: Main: Medium; Camp: Minimum
Location: FCI McKean is located in northwest Pennsylvania between Bradford and Kane, 90 miles south of Buffalo, off Route 59, one-fourth mile east of the intersection of State Route 59 and U.S. Route 219.
BOP Region: Northeast Region (NER)
BOP Institution Code: MCK for FCI McKean
Medical Care Level: Level 1. See our page on Medical Care Levels and Procedures for more information.
Judicial District: Western District of Pennsylvania
Population (as of Sept. 23, 2020): Main: 624; Camp: 157
Background: FCI McKean was opened in 1989. Notable inmates include former acting boss of the Colombo crime family Alphonse Persico (serving a life sentence for murder), Philadelphia politician Chaka Fattah (sentenced to 10 years for racketeering), actor Wesley Snipes (served two years for failing to file tax returns), and Major League baseball pitcher Denny McLain (served six years for money laundering, conspiracy, theft, and mail fraud).
Housing: Inmates are housed in two-person cells. Inmates at the camp are housed in dorms, which are divided into two-person cubicles.
Health Services: Health services include medical and dental sick call, 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, medications, 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. Inmates can request medical care through the submission of a sick call form. Emergency medical care is available 24 hours a day.
Psychology Services: Psychology services include screening, assessment, and treatment of mental health problems, individual and/or group counseling, psycho-educational classes, self-help and supportive services, and referral to Health Services for medical treatment of mental illness. Inmates who are new have been previously identified as having a mental health or drug abuse programming needs are scheduled for an interview with Psychology Services staff to review their history and identify their programming needs. Several psychological programs offered at FCI McKean include Anger Management, Emotional Self-Regulation, Criminal Thinking, and Seeking Safety. Inmates can request placement in these programs by submitting an Inmate Request to Staff form. 
Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP): FCI McKean does not house a Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP). The camp houses a Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP). Both facilities offer the Drug Education Course and the Non-Residential Drug Abuse Program (NR-DAP).
Education Services: FCI McKean provides literacy, 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 Occupational Education completions. Adult Continuing Education (ACE) classes and a parenting program are also available. High school diplomas and post-secondary programs are available through paid correspondence programs.
Advanced Occupational Education: Advanced occupational education classes are offered at FCI McKean in Culinary Arts and NCCER Carpentry Level 1 & 2. The camp offers Teacher’s Aide.
Vocational Training: FCI McKean and the camp do not offer any vocational training aside from the advanced occupational education and apprenticeship programs.
Apprenticeship: FCI McKean offers apprenticeships in Career Technician, Cook, Electrician, Housekeeping, and Teacher’s Aide. The camp does not offer any apprenticeship programs.
Library Services: FCI McKean offers both leisure and law libraries to inmates. The leisure library offers magazines, newspapers, fiction, nonfiction, and reference books. An interlibrary loan program with local, state, and college libraries and available bookmobile services is also available. Inmates are provided access to legal materials and an opportunity to prepare legal documents through the use of the TRULINCS Electronic Law Library. A copying machine is available to reproduce materials needed for research. Electric typewriters are also available for inmate use.
UNICOR: FCI McKean does not have a UNICOR factory.
Commissary: Inmates are allowed to spend $360.00 monthly in the commissary on their assigned shopping days. Clothing, shoes, electronics, food, drink mixes, and other items are available for purchase. Spending limits on certain items may apply.
Recreation Services: Leisure activities at FCI McKean include organized and informal games, sports, physical fitness, table games, hobby crafts, music programs, intramural activities, social and cultural organizations, and movies. Art activities include all paintings and sketches rendered in any of the usual media (e.g., oils, pastels, crayons, pencils, inks, and charcoal). Hobbycraft activities include ceramics, leatherwork, models, clay, mosaics, crochet, knitting, sculptures, woodworking, lapidary, and others. Wellness programs include screening, assessments, goal setting, fitness/nutrition prescriptions, and counseling.
Visitation Information: See our page on prisoner visitation rules for more information.
Directions to Prison:
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For a comprehensive look at life in federal prison, pick up a copy of Christopher Zoukis’ Federal Prison Handbook: The Definitive Guide to Surviving the Federal Bureau of Prisons. For more detailed information about FCI McKean, please buy a copy of the Directory of Federal Prisons: The Unofficial Guide to Bureau of Prisons Institutions by Christopher Zoukis.