Puerto Rico houses one stand-alone federal prison. This Puerto Rico federal prison is overseen by the Southeast Regional Office. In total, 1,152 inmates are housed inside these federal prisons in Puerto Rico.
Puerto Rico Federal Prisons by Security Level
Administrative-Security Federal Prisons in Puerto Rico
- MDC Guaynabo (Guaynabo, PR)
Federal Prisons in Puerto Rico
Metropolitan Detention Center Guaynabo (MDC Guaynabo) is an administrative-security-level federal prison located in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico. It is overseen by the Southeast Regional Office of the Federal Bureau of Prisons. MDC Guaynabo is a Medical Care Level 2 prison, permitting inmates who require routine or quarterly evaluation and care by a physician. It houses 1,034 male and female inmates in two-person cells.
List of Federal Prisons in Puerto Rico
There is one federal prison in Puerto Rico. It is overseen by the Southeast Regional Office of the Federal Bureau of Prisons. By clicking on the below link, you will be taken to the facility’s detailed profile where you can learn about specific facility educational, psychological, and recreational offerings. On our comprehensive prison profiles pages, we also provide inmate contact information, staff contact information, visitation policies and procedures, the facility’s Admission & Orientation Handbook, the most recent Prison Rape Elimination Act annual report, and other facility information.
Metropolitan Detention Center, Guaynabo, located adjacent to the U.S. Army’s Fort Buchanan, lies just six miles from Puerto Rico’s capital of San Juan. Opened in 1993, this administrative-level facility serves male and female inmates of all security levels, where inmates are housed in two-person cells. It is the only federal prison located outside the continental United States. Although detainees are awaiting trial in the U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico, some are there to serve out the remainder of their short sentences. Sentenced inmates are often held on holdover status, pending final designation and transfer to the federal prison where they will serve out their sentence. While offerings at MDC Guaynabo are fairly limited, inmates do have access to typewriters, a limited leisure library in each housing unit, and highly limited recreational opportunities. Inmates who require additional legal materials can ask staff for assistance. Inmates are also permitted to use a monitored telephone system and can email their loved ones through the TRULINCS monitored email system. The facility also offers the Drug Education Class, Non-Residential Drug Abuse Treatment Program (NR-DAP), Alcoholics Anonymous, and Narcotics Anonymous to work cadre inmates. Other than these typical group therapy programs, the facility is designed to provide short-term mental, dental, and physical health care. Both designated and other inmates may purchase items in the institutional commissary.
Facility Wikipedia Pages
While the above prison profiles provide the most comprehensive information about every federal prison, you can click on the below link to view the MDC Guaynabo Wikipedia page. On this Wikipedia page, you can learn about facility background information, notable current and past inmates, and newsworthy incidents. Please see the above prison profiles for comprehensive and detailed information about the facility. Our prison profiles are regularly updated and verified by our team of expert federal prison consultants. If you have other questions about MDC Guaynabo, please don’t hesitate to email us at Info@PrisonerResource.com.