Facility Address & Contact Information
Federal Correctional Institution Allenwood Low
Allenwood, PA 17810
BOP Website: https://www.bop.gov/locations/institutions/alf/
Inmate Correspondence Address
Inmate Name and Registration Number
FCI Allenwood Low
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 1000
White Deer, PA 17887
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: 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.
Judicial District: Middle District of Pennsylvania
Population (as of Sept. 14, 2020): 1,010
Background: FCI Allenwood Low was opened in 1992. It is part of the Allenwood Federal Correctional Complex (FCC).
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. In order 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 FCI 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 family, interpersonal, adjustment, or other personal concerns. Educational and therapeutic groups are also offered to address particular topics like stress management, anger management, and dealing with other people. 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 houses a 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 programs 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: FCI 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. 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: The FCI 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. Items include snacks, food, clothing, shoes, and electronics. Over-the-counter medications can also be purchased. Inmates are 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 cell.
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), leisure 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: 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 FCI Allenwood Low, please buy a copy of the Directory of Federal Prisons: The Unofficial Guide to Bureau of Prisons Institutions by Christopher Zoukis.