Indiana houses two stand-alone federal prisons and one federal prison camp. Each of these Indiana federal prisons is overseen by the North Central Regional Office. In total, 2,374 inmates are housed inside federal prisons in Indiana.
Indiana Federal Prisons by Security Level
High-Security Federal Prisons in Indiana
- USP Terre Haute (Terre Haute, IN)
Medium-Security Federal Prisons in Indiana
- FCI Terre Haute (Terre Haute, IN)
Minimum-Security Federal Prisons in Indiana
- FCI Terre Haute Camp (Terre Haute, IN)
Federal Prisons in Indiana
United States Penitentiary Terre Haute (USP Terre Haute) is a high-security level federal prison located in Terre Haute, Indiana. It is overseen by the North Central Regional Office. USP Terre Haute is a Medical Care Level 2/3 prison. It houses 1,298 male inmates.
Federal Correctional Institution Terre Haute (FCI Terre Haute) is a medium-security level federal prison located in Terre Haute, Indiana. It is overseen by the North Central Regional Office. FCI Terre Haute is a Medical Care Level 2/3 prison. It houses 977 male inmates.
Federal Correctional Institution Terre Haute Camp (FCI Terre Haute Camp) is a minimum-security level federal prison located in Terre Haute, Indiana. It is overseen by the North Central Regional Office. FCI Terre Haute Camp is a Medical Care Level 2/3 prison. It houses 247 male inmates.
List of Indiana Federal Prisons
There are two stand-alone federal prisons in Indiana and one federal prison camp. By clicking on the below links, you will be taken to each facility’s detailed profile where you can learn more about each facility. We profile specific facility offerings (e.g., educational, vocational, apprenticeship, psychological), contact information (e.g., inmate correspondence address, staff mailing address, prison phone and fax numbers, etc.), and other information (e.g., background, housing structure, recreational offerings, etc.).
United States Penitentiary, Terre Haute is a high-security federal prison for male inmates in Vigo County in Terre Haute, Indiana 70 miles west of Indianapolis. It originally opened in 1940, with its current iteration beginning operations in 2005. Besides its standard housing units, this facility has a special confinement unit designated for offenders sentenced to death and an execution chamber. One of the highest-profile prisoners to be put to death was Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh. USP Terre Haute was one of the first federal prisons to institute educational and life skills classes. As a Medical Care Level 3 facility, it serves offenders with serious physical conditions that require ongoing treatment but do not merit hospitalization. The facility is also a Mental Health Care Level 3 prison.
Federal Correctional Institution, Terre Haute is a medium-security prison for male offenders in Vigo County in Terre Haute, Indiana. This prison facility is 70 miles west of Indianapolis. It occupies the buildings once used for USP Terre Haute’s high-security men’s prison before its new accommodations were completed in 2005. FCI Terre Haute contains a Communications Management Unit (CMU), in which inmates are assigned if their communications with each other and with outside parties are deemed potentially dangerous or terrorist-related. It is the only federal prison to feature this type of unit. All inmates are expected to perform prison work and must participate in educational and can participate in vocational, life skills, and enrichment courses. The prison is both a Mental Health Level 3 and Medical Care Level 3 facility.
Federal Correctional Institution, Terre Haute camp is a minimum-security satellite prison camp on the campus of the Terre Haute Federal Correctional Complex. It is located in Vigo County in Terre Haute, Indiana 70 miles west of Indianapolis. Designed for male offenders considered to be nonviolent with less than 10 years remaining to serve on their sentences, this Indiana federal prisons camp houses inmates in two-, eight-, and 12-person dormitory-style rooms. Inmates must take part in classes in ESL, GED, drug education, and other life skills classes. In addition, inmates can participate in recreational activities such as playing cards, arts and crafts, and other outdoors activities. Some inmates also join the Choices Program geared toward substance abuse addiction.
Below are links to each facility’s Wikipedia page. On these pages, you can find additional background information about each prison, notable current and past inmates, and other basic information. For the most comprehensive information available about each facility, please click on the above links. These will take you to our detailed prison profiles which are regularly updated by our federal prison consultants. These pages include information about education, vocational, recreation, and substance abuse programs. We also provide other information, such as inmate contact address, housing unit structure, and more.