Facility Address & Contact Information
Correctional Institution Moshannon Valley
555 Geo Drive
Philipsburgh, PA 16866
BOP Website: https://www.bop.gov/locations/ci/mvc/
GEO Group Website: https://www.geogroup.com/FacilityDetail/FacilityID/67
Inmate Correspondence Address
Inmate Name and Registration Number
CI Moshannon Valley
555 Geo Drive
Philipsburgh, PA 16866
NOTE: Funds cannot be sent directly to federal inmates. See our page on sending money to federal prisoners for more information.
Security Level: Low
Location: CI Moshannon Valley is located in central Pennsylvania, 131 miles east of Pittsburg, two miles northwest of Philipsburg, PA.
BOP Region: Northeast Region (NER)
BOP Institution Code: MVC for CI Moshannon Valley
Medical Care Level: Unknown. See our page on Medical Care Levels and Procedures for more information.
Judicial District: Western District of Pennsylvania
Population (as of Sept. 23, 2020): 1,540
Background: CI Moshannon Valley is a private prison. It is owned and operated by the GEO Group. Since 2006 CI Moshannon Valley has provided correctional services on behalf of the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP). The facility achieved initial accreditation through the American Correctional Association in 2008 and re-accreditation in 2011 and 2014 with a score of 99.80%. The facility was also accredited by The Joint Commission (TJC) in 2008 and was re-accredited in 2017. Notable inmates include David Radler (sentenced to 29 months for mail fraud) and Kareem Serageldin (released in 2016 after serving 30 months for conspiracy to artificially inflate subprime mortgage bond prices).
Housing: Inmates are housed in dormitories.
Health Services: CI Moshannon Valley provides inmates with routine and emergency dental and health care. Inmates can obtain emergency health care 24 hours a day by approaching any staff member and requesting assistance. In order to obtain routine care, inmates must submit a sick call form and wait to be scheduled for an appointment.
Psychology Services: Inmates are provided with an intake interview, substance abuse counseling, life skills, and employment assistance. Typical treatment groups include stress management, anger management, and others. Crisis intervention is available 24 hours a day.
Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP): CI Moshannon Valley does not house a Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP). However, Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) groups are offered.
Education Services: CI Moshannon Valley provides literacy, GED, Adult Basic Education (ABE), and English-as-a-Second Language (ESL) programs. High school diplomas and post-secondary programs are available through paid correspondence programs.
Advanced Occupational Education: CI Moshannon Valley does not offer any advanced occupational education programs.
Vocational Training: CI Moshannon Valley not does offer any vocational training programs.
Apprenticeship: CI Moshannon Valley does not offer any apprenticeship programs.
Library Services: CI Moshannon Valley inmates have access to a law library, leisure library, general-interest library, and religious services. In the leisure library, inmates can check out fiction and nonfiction books, newspapers, and magazines. In the law library, inmates can conduct legal research and prepare legal filings.
UNICOR: CI Moshannon Valley does not house a UNICOR facility.
Commissary: Inmates can shop once per week at the institution’s Commissary. Items such as food, drinks, hygiene products, and electronics can be purchased.
Recreation Services: CI Moshannon Valley offers indoor and outdoor recreation opportunities. These include arts and crafts, physical fitness, sports, board and card games, and more.
Visitation Information: See our page on prisoner visitation rules for more information.
Directions to Prison:
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 CI Moshannon Valley, please buy a copy of the Directory of Federal Prisons: The Unofficial Guide to Bureau of Prisons Institutions by Christopher Zoukis.