Cumberland Federal Correctional Institution


Cumberland Correctional Institution

Cumberland Federal Correctional Institution

Located in Cumberland of Allegany, Maryland, Cumberland Federal Correctional Institution is a medium security prison with a nearby minimum security satellite camp.  FCI Cumberland holds male prisoners.  The institution had an original maximum capacity of 1,395 inmates.  The facility currently holds 1,283 offenders - 1,039 at the FCI and 244 at the Camp.  The FCI has 9 different housing units. Of these 9, 8 housing units are multiple occupancy, while the last housing unit is the Special Housing Unit.  The Special Housing Unit can hold up to 72 prisoners.  At the Camp, there are 2 buildings containing housing units.  Each of these buildings are 2 stories high.  Unlike the institution, the Camp does not have a Special Housing Unit. 

FCI Cumberland offers several courses and programs to prisoners.  Educational courses include Adult Basic Education, General Education Development, English as a Second Language, Adult Continuing Education, and Correctional Learning Network. Not only does the institution have programs for offenders to receive proper education, the facility also has numerous vocational programs along with apprenticeships for their inmates.  Prisoners can take on an apprenticeship in HVAC, plumbing, the culinary arts, landscaping, painting, welding, mechanics, and more.  Courses that have been a help to offenders in the past are the Hope House Book Reading program, parenting classes, and the Father's Camp program.  Both the camp and institution have programs that deal with those who struggle with substance abuse.  The psychology department also provides help to offenders might be struggling with their incarceration.  Overall, FCI Cumberland works to prepare inmates by slowly adapting them to real world concepts. 

FCI Cumberland allows prisoners to take advantage of the different services the facility has to offer.  Offenders are exposed to dental services, mental, health, and social services.  These services allow the prison to help inmates when they are in need.  The unique design of the prison allows inmates to shower and do other private needs, such as changing, in a way that works to prevent any incidents between inmates occurring.  Also to the offender's advantage, there is a 4 cell medical unit where inmates will be housed and observed if they have been sexually assaulted, or need protection if they are at risk to be sexually assaulted.  

Visiting Hours at Cumberland Federal Correctional Institution:

Depending on whether you are visiting the FCI Cumberland or the attached satellite camp, there will be different visiting schedules and regulations.

  • At the institution, visitors will be welcomed on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and federal holidays.  Friday visiting hours are from 4:30 P.M. to 8:30 P.M.  Weekend and holiday visits take place from 8:45 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.
  • The Camp permits visitors on Sundays, Mondays, Fridays, Saturdays, and federal holidays.  Weekday visits will be conducted from 4:30 P.M. to 8:30 P.M.  Visits on holidays and weekends can occur between 8:45 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. 
  • Offenders are granted up to 6 visitors at a time, although no more than 3 of these visitors can be adults.
  • If overcrowding occurs, visits will be limited to just 1 hour. 
  • Prisoners at the institution and camp are allowed an unlimited amount of weekday visits per month.  However, inmates are given no more than 6 weekday/holiday visits each month.
  • Visits to offenders in the Special Housing Unit will be non-contact visits via video.  These visits will last no more than 2 hours.  Each inmate is allowed 2 adult visitors and 2 children visitors in the video visiting room at once. 
  • Visitors will be questioned once they arrive to the facility.  Every visitor to the FCI will be asked to walk through a metal detector prior to entering the visiting room.  Meanwhile, those who visit the Camp will be screened at random. 
  • Change may be brought into the facility for the vending machines.  This money cannot exceed $20.00 and must be in quarters.  The money should be kept in a clear change bag no larger than 6 x 6 inches.  No money should be given to the prisoners. 
  • Other items authorized in the facility are a hair brush, two plastic baby bottles, two diapers, baby wipes that are in a clear container, three clear containers of unopened baby food, a plastic spoon for the baby food, a set of baby clothes, a bib, a small blanket, up to three feminine hygiene products, and life medication if necessary. 


Physical Address:

Cumberland Federal Correctional Institution
14601 Burbridge Road SE
Cumberland, Maryland 21502



Inmate Mailing Address:

For inmates at the FCI: 

Inmate Name, ID Number
Cumberland Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 1000
Cumberland, Maryland 21501

For inmates at the Camp:

Inmate Name, ID Number
Cumberland Federal Correctional Institution Satellite Camp
P.O. Box 1000
Cumberland, Maryland 21501