United States Penitentiary (USP) – Allenwood Visiting Information:
Visiting days/hours at this facility have changed to the following: Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays & holidays from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
United States Penitentiary (USP) – Allenwood Additional information:
Unit Management Classification Teams (Unit Teams)
Almost all Bureau of Prisons institutions are organized into a unit management system. A unit is a self-contained inmate living area that includes both housing sections and office space for unit staff. Each unit is staffed by a Unit Team directly responsible for those inmates living in that unit. The Unit Staff Offices are located in the units so staff and inmates can be accessible to each other. The unit staff typically includes the Unit Manager, one or more Case Managers, two or more Counselors and one Unit Secretary. The Staff Psychologist, Education Advisor, and Unit Officer also are considered to be unit staff, and may participate on the Unit Team. Inmates are assigned to a specific Unit Team. Generally, resolution of issues or matters of interest is appropriately initiated with the unit team. Unit team members are available to assist in many areas, including parole matters, release planning, personal and family problems, counseling, and assistance in setting and attaining goals while in prison. Ordinarily, a member of the unit staff will be at the institution weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., and during the day on weekends and holidays. The Unit Team members usually schedule their working hours in such a manner that one of them will be available at times when inmates are not working. Unit Manager: The Unit Manager is the administrative head of the general unit and oversees all unit programs and activities. He/she is a Department Head at the institution and has a close working relationship with other departments and personnel. The Unit Manager is the "Chairperson" of the team, reviews all team decisions, and is a frequent member of the Unit Discipline Committee (UDC). Case Manager: The Case Manager is responsible for all casework services and prepares classification material, progress reports, release plans, correspondence and other materials relating to the inmate's commitment. He/she is responsible to the Unit Manager on a daily basis and the Case Management Coordinator (a specialist department head who provides technical assistance to unit staff in case management affairs) with reference to specialized training and duties. The Case Manager serves as a liaison between the inmate, the administration, and the community. The Case Manager is a frequent member of the UDC. Counselor: The Counselor provides counseling and guidance for the inmates of the unit in areas of institutional adjustment, personal difficulties and plans for the future. He/she plays a leading role in all segments of unit programming and is a voting member of the Unit Team. The Counselor will visit inmate work assignments regularly and is the individual to approach for daily problems. As a senior staff member, the Counselor provides leadership and guidance to other staff in the unit. The Counselor is a frequent member of the UDC. Unit Secretary: The Unit Secretary performs clerical and administrative duties. The Secretary is a participating member of the Unit Team. Unit Officer: The Unit Officers have direct responsibility for the day to day supervision of inmates and the enforcement of rules and regulations. They have safety, security and sanitation responsibilities in the unit. Unit Officers are in regular contact with inmates in units and are encouraged to establish professional relationships with them, as long as such interaction does not interfere with their primary duties. Unit Officers are jointly supervised by the Unit Manager and the Captain (the Chief Correctional Supervisor) during his/her unit assignment. Education Representative: Responsible for all matters pertaining to your education or vocational training needs. Psychologist: Qualified to determine if emotional or psychological problems may be affecting your individual adjustment. The Psychologist further suggests and monitors your participation in treatment.
No time limit unless space availability is limited.
United States Penitentiary (USP) – Allenwood Description:
The United States Penitentiary (USP) is part of the Allenwood Federal Correctional Complex (FCC) located in Allenwood, Pennsylvania. The USP is a high security facility housing male inmates.
USP Allenwood is situated in the foothills of the northern Allegheny Mountains. It is located 2 miles north of Allenwood on U.S. Route 15, 11 miles south of Williamsport; and 197 miles north of Washington, DC.