Allenwood USP



Allenwood USP Pennsylvania

Allenwood United States Penitentiary

USP Allenwood is a high security Penitentiary located in Allenwood Pennsylvania, part of Union County.  The prison is secured by multiple large razor wire fences, armed guard towers, electronic detection systems, and video surveillance.  Allenwood USP houses over 870 male inmates many of whom are considered dangerous and have the propensity to use violence.  

Allenwood USP is comprised of four housing units.  The housing units have a first and second floor with a dayroom that inmates can use during the day when they are allowed to leave their cells.  Select inmates are allowed to work in various prison industries located on the Allenwood Complex, this includes a UNICOR upholstery shop.  Additional work detail that inmates can participate in include working in maintenance, food services, and custodial duty.

Educational classes are provided at USP Allenwood and inmates are encouraged to participate in any classes that may benefit them.  Adult education, English second language, and GED courses are just some of the academic programs available.  Vocational training includes computer word processing and computer assisted drafting (CAD).  Both these vocational courses offer certification for completing the coursework.

Visiting Hours for USP Allenwood:

You must be on the offenders visitation list in order to visit an inmate located at the United States Penitentiary in Allenwood.  Visiting hours for Allenwood USP are conducted on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 8am to 3pm.  Additionally you may visit on all Federally recognized Holidays from 8am to 3pm.  The processing of visitors into visitation stops at 2:15pm, at which time visitors begin to be processed out of visitation.  If you arrive at 2:15pm you will not be allowed into visitation, additionally, if you arrive only a little before 2:15pm you may not have a very long visit.  Inmates incarcerated at Allenwood USP are allotted 9 visiting points each month.  Two points are deducted for any visit that occurs on a weekend, one point for Friday visits, and zero points for Federal Holidays.  The maximum number of visitors allowed per inmate at a visiting session is five (children under two do not count against this number).

Physical Address:

Allenwood USP
Route 15, 2 Miles North of Allenwood
Allenwood, PA 17810



Inmate Mailing Address:

Inmate Name, Register Number
​USP Allenwood
U.S. Penitentiary
P.O. Box 3000
White Deer, PA 17887