Federal Correctional Institution Allenwood Low, also known as FCI Allenwood Low, is a low-security federal prison located in Allenwood, Pennsylvania. The facility houses male inmates.
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FCI Allenwood Low Facility Address & Contact Information
Federal Correctional Institution Allenwood Low
Allenwood, PA 17810
Federal Correctional Institution Allenwood Low Inmate Correspondence Address
Inmate Name and Registration Number
FCI Allenwood Low
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 1000
White Deer, PA 17887
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FCI Allenwood Low Information
Security Level: Low Security
Location: FCI Allenwood Low is located 197 miles north of Washington, DC; 11 miles south of Williamsport, PA; 2 miles North of Allenwood, PA, on U.S. Route 15.
BOP Region: Northeastern Region (NER)
BOP Institution Code: ALF for FCI Allenwood Low, ALX for Allenwood Federal Correctional Complex
Medical Care Level: Level 3. See our page on Medical Care Levels and Procedures for more information.
Mental Health Care Level: Level 3.
Judicial District: Middle District of Pennsylvania
Population (as of Sept. 14, 2020): 1,010
Background: Federal Correctional Institution Allenwood Low is a low-security federal prison in Allenwood, Pennsylvania, which houses male inmates. It was opened in 1992 and is part of the Allenwood Federal Correctional Complex, which also houses USP Allenwood and FCI Allenwood Medium.
Media reports indicate that inmates have been charged with weapons possession and operating fraudulent government cooperation schemes from inside the prison.
Housing: Inmates are housed in dormitories in two and three-person cubicles.
Health Services: Routine medical and dental care is offered within the Health Services Department. Physical examinations, annual immunization/screening, emergency medical treatment, and medications are also provided. To seek routine care, inmates must submit a triage form. Emergency medical care can be obtained by approaching any staff member.
Psychology Services: All inmates at Federal Correctional Institution Allenwood Low are seen for an intake interview with a psychologist. A psychologist is on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for crisis intervention and suicide prevention. Individual counseling services are available for any inmate experiencing a family, interpersonal, adjustment, or other personal concern. Educational and therapeutic groups addressing particular topics like stress management, anger management, and dealing with other people are also available. Medications for mental health problems are provided through Health Services. A treatment program for sex offenders is voluntary and is located at other facilities.
Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP): FCI Allenwood Low has the Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP). It also offers a Drug Abuse Education program, the Non-Residential Drug Abuse Program (NR-DAP), and self-help groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA).
Education Services: FCI Allenwood Low provides GED and English-as-a-Second Language (ESL) programs. Certificates and $25 credited to the student’s commissary account are awarded for successful completion. A parenting program and Adult Continuing Education (ACE) classes are also available to the inmate population. High school diplomas and post-secondary degrees are available through paid correspondence programs.
Advanced Occupational Education: FCI Allenwood Low offers advanced occupational education in Culinary Arts, Office Automation, and Fiber Optics.
Vocational Training: Federal Correctional Institution Allenwood Low offers vocational training in Computer Internet Computing Core Certification (IC3).
Apprenticeship: FCI Allenwood Low offers apprenticeship programs in Cooking and Housekeeping.
Library Services: The law/leisure library is located in the Education Department. All required legal books and policies are provided. Inmates also have access to the TRULINCS Electronic Law Library. Electric typewriters are provided; however, inmates must purchase typewriter ribbons and correction tape from the commissary. Manual typewriters are provided for inmates who do not purchase ribbons from the commissary. A copy machine is located in the law library for inmate use. In the leisure library, inmates can check out newspapers, magazines, and fiction and nonfiction books.
UNICOR: Federal Correctional Institution Allenwood Low UNICOR facility produces office furniture.
Commissary: FCI Allenwood Low inmates are permitted to spend up to $360.00 each month for regular purchases and an additional amount for special purchase items. Available items include snacks, food, clothing, shoes, and electronics. Over-the-counter medications can also be purchased. Each inmate is responsible for knowing the amount of money available in his account. Inmates tend to use their laundry bags to carry their purchases back to their cells.
Recreation Services: FCI Allenwood Low’s Recreation Department consists of both indoor and outdoor areas. Programs include hobby crafts (e.g., ceramics, painting, drawing, and crochet), instructional music classes, a wellness program (e.g., step aerobics, a jogging program, exercise fitness bikes, swiss ball, cardio, total body fitness, jump rope, yoga), and other activities such as fitness equipment, weight lifting, walking, jogging, handball, basketball, bocce ball, billiards, foosball, bingo, puzzles, chess, and board games. Athletic leagues are available in billiards, ping pong, floor hockey, softball, bocce ball, horseshoes, handball/racquetball, basketball, flag football, volleyball, and soccer.
Visitation Information: On Sunday, Friday, and Saturday, visitation is held between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. On federal holidays visitation is held between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. See our page on prisoner visitation rules for more information.
In the News: In February 2018, Jose Capriata and Lenelle Gray, prisoners at Federal Correctional Institution Allenwood Low, were indicted on possession of weapon charges.
In March 2017, Arthur Duncan, who served 39 months at FCI Allenwood Low on drug charges, was admitted to practice law in federal court.
In 2000, George Gallego and Hamed Elbarki, prisoners at FCI Allenwood Low, were indicted in a scheme where families of other prisoners paid James Gallego, George’s brother, thousands of dollars to help arrange cooperation agreements for sentence reductions. George Gallego had his own sentence reduced by informing on his co-conspirators.
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