McKean Federal Correctional Institution


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McKean Federal Correctional Institution

Opened in 1989, McKean Federal Correctional Institution is a medium security institution with a local minimum security prison camp.  The institution is located in Lewis Run of McKean County, Pennsylvania.  FCI McKean is a prison for male offenders only, having a current inmate population of 1,217.  Of these 1,217 prisoners, 974 prisoners are incarcerated at the FCI and 243 are imprisoned at the camp.  The FCI was originally designed to hold just 856 inmates while the camp was designed to hold a maximum of 292 inmates.  The FCI is composed of 4 housing units.  Each housing unit holds 312 inmates.  At the camp there are 2 housing units, along with a greenhouse.  Each of the housing units at the camp hold 165 prisoners.  

FCI McKean's Education Department offers various courses to inmates.  The Education Department requires any inmate who doesn't have a high school diploma or equivalent to participate in a Literacy Program along with an English as a Second Language program.  In addition to these courses, there is a General Education Development program, a Residential Drug Abuse Program, a Non-Residential Drug Abuse Program, as well as vocational training.  Aside from education, inmates are required to work 5 days each week.  Inmates will work 7-hour shifts each of these 5 days.  Work assignments include tutoring, unit orderlies, sanitation workers, food services, and more.  McKean Federal Correctional Institution has teamed with USDA Forest Service, where inmates work to clean and improve the Allegheny Forest Service.  The institution also runs to recycling programs that has saved the facility approximately $17,164. 

On August 21st of 2013, prisoner Locksley Milwood escaped from the prison camp.  Milwood was sentenced after his discovered participation in a drug ring that smuggled methamphetamine, ecstasy, and marijuana.  Milwood took advantage of the fact the camp has a low staff-to-inmate ratio.  Several hours after his escape, a police officer from Bradford Township Police Department came across Milwood after stopping a vehicle.  Luckily, Milwood was in this vehicle.  Milwood pleaded guilty to his escape and had 2 months added on his sentence and was transferred.  Milwood was released from Lexington Federal Medical Center in 2017. 



Visiting Hours at McKean Federal Correctional Institution:

  • The visiting schedule for FCI McKean is as follows:
    • For the FCI:
      • Fridays -  8:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M
      • Saturdays, Sundays, and federal holidays - 8:15 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.
    • For the Camp:
      • Saturdays, Sundays, and federal holidays - 8:30 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.
  • The visiting room holds up to 92 people.  As the visiting room overcrowds, visits may be shortened or terminated.  Typically when overcrowding occurs, visiting will be narrowed down to a 2 hour time limit for each visit.  
  • Each inmate can have up to 6 visitors.  Any child under the age of 2 is excluded from this number.
  • Any visitor who is 16 years of age and older must have valid photo identification in order to visit.
  • Kissing and embracing will be allowed briefly at the beginning and end of each visit.  Hand holding with good taste is permitted for the duration of the visit.
  • Food and drink are not permitted in the facility, however there are vending machines available for refreshments.
  • Visitors may bring the following items into the visiting room:
    • Clear, plastic bag no larger than 3" x  5"
    • Life supporting medications
    • Photo identification, as well as other forms of identification 
    • Jewelry that is already being worn
    • Feminine hygiene products
    • Up to $40.00 is one-dollar or five-dollar bill denominations
    • A jacket or coat
  • If a visitor has an infant, the following items may be brought into the facility for infant care:
    • 4 diapers
    • 3 clear, plastic baby bottles with formula
    • 1 contained of unopened baby food
    • 1 clear drinking cup
    • 1 plastic serving spoon
    • 1 clear, zip lock bag for baby wipes
    • 1 baby blanket

Physical Address:

McKean Federal Correctional Institution
6975 Route 59
Lewis Run, Pennsylvania 16738



Inmate Mailing Address:

Inmate Name, ID Number
McKean Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 8000
Bradford, Pennsylvania 16701