Federal Correctional Institution Berlin is a medium-security federal prison located in Berlin, New Hampshire. It is also known as FCI Berlin, Berlin NH Correctional Facility, Berlin NH prison, and the federal prison in Berlin NH. FCI Berlin Camp is adjacent to the primary institution. Both federal prisons house male inmates.
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Table of contents
- FCI Berlin Federal Prison Contact Information
- Federal Correctional Institution Berlin Inmate Information
- Berlin NH Prison Services Information
- FCI Berlin Educational, Library, and Recreation Offerings
- Visitation Information for the Federal Prison in Berlin NH
- FCI Berlin Prison Culture Information
- FCI Berlin Federal Prison in the News
- FCI Berlin Camp in the News
- More Information About Federal Correctional Institution Berlin
- Your FCI Berlin NH Prison Experts
FCI Berlin Federal Prison Contact Information
Facility Address & Contact Information
Federal Correctional Institution Berlin
1 Success Loop Road
Berlin, NH 03570
Email: [email protected]
Inmate Correspondence Address
Inmate Name and Registration Number
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 9000
Berlin, NH 03570
FCI Berlin Prison Camp
Inmate Name and Registration Number
Satellite Prison Camp
P.O. Box 9000
Berlin, NH 03570
How to Send Money
Inmates may not receive funds directly. See our page on sending money to federal prisoners.
Federal Correctional Institution Berlin Inmate Information
Prison Security Level
FCI Berlin is located in Coos County. The facility is in northern New Hampshire, 115 miles north of Concord, New Hampshire, and 95 miles northwest of Portland, Maine. Berlin NH prison is nestled on 707 acres just north of the White Mountains and east of the Androscoggin River.
BOP Institution Code
BER for FCI Berlin
Medical Care Level
Level 1. See our page on Medical Care Levels and Procedures for more information.
Mental Health Care Level
FCI Berlin houses approximately 800 inmates. The camp houses around 40 inmates.
Berlin NH Prison Services Information
Federal Correctional Institution Berlin is a medium-security federal prison in Berlin, New Hampshire. It houses male inmates. The prison opened in 2012. Federal Correctional Institution Berlin Camp, which also houses male inmates, is adjacent to the primary institution.
The expansive facility encompasses approximately 680,000 square feet of inside building area, including the federal correctional institution, satellite prison camp, Garage, Warehouse, Powerhouse, Firing Range, and the Staff Training Center.
FCI Berlin cost more than $270 million to build and was completed in November 2010 but did not receive activation funds until almost a year later due to Congressional budget stalemates. It officially opened on October 21, 2012, as the Bureau of Prisons’ 118th facility, making it one of the newest prisons in the federal prison system.
Notable inmates include Kent Hovind (who served eight years for tax evasion and non-compliance).
Media reports indicate that at least one guard and one camp inmate have been charged with smuggling contraband into the institution.
Note that FCI Berlin is not part of the New Hamshire Department of Corrections. It is sometimes referred to as Northern New Hampshire Corrections and the New Hampshire Corrections Facility.
Inmates are assigned to one of twelve housing units, primarily consisting of two-person cells. A unit is a self-contained inmate living area that includes inmate housing and office space for unit staff. Camp inmates are housed in dormitories.
Various prison staff interview Inmates upon arrival at the institution. Unit Team staff interview new arrivals for social needs. Health services conduct a medical screening. And mental health staff provide a psychological screening at the time of arrival.
Inmates are assigned to a specific Mid-Level Practitioner, who treats them for the duration of their stay.
Health services include the following services:
- Chronic Care
- Routine Dental Care
- Medical and Dental Emergency Care
- Age-Appropriate Preventive Care
- Restorative Care
- Long-Term Care
- End-of-Life Care
Psychology Services staff interview FCI Berlin inmates with mental health or drug abuse programming needs.
The Psychology Services department also offers the following mental health services:
- Individual and Group Counseling
- Psycho-Educational Classes
- Supportive Services
- Referral to Health Services for medical treatment of a mental illness
Psychology Services may refer inmates with severe emotional, cognitive, or behavioral problems to other institutions where they will receive appropriate care.
Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP)
The federal prison in Berlin, NH, has the Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP). A Drug Abuse Education course and a Non-Residential Drug Abuse Program (NR-DAP) are also available for inmates who have abused alcohol and drugs.
FCI Berlin Educational, Library, and Recreation Offerings
FCI Berlin and the camp offer GED instruction in English and Spanish and the English-as-a-Second Language (ESL) program. Classes are separated into pre-GED, GED, Advanced GED, and Special Learning Needs levels.
High school diplomas and post-secondary degrees are available through paid correspondence programs.
You can learn more about prison education programs here.
Advanced Occupational Education
The federal prison in Berlin, NH, does not offer advanced occupational educational training aside from vocational training.
Berlin NH Correctional Facility offers vocational training in Administrative Assistant, Carpentry, Culinary Arts, Electrical Residential & Commercial, and Janitorial Maintenance. The camp provides Weatherization.
FCI Berlin does not offer any apprenticeship programs.
The Berlin NH Correctional Facility’s leisure library offers inmates a variety of reading materials, including periodicals, newspapers, fiction, nonfiction, and reference books. The institution also participates in an interlibrary loan program.
The TRULINCS Electronic Law Library provides inmates with access to legal materials and an opportunity to prepare legal documents. Inmates also have access to typewriters and a copy machine.
FCI Berlin does not have a UNICOR facility.
Inmates may use funds in their account to purchase items at the institution commissary, place funds on their inmate phone account, purchase TRU-Units for their TRULINCS account, or send funds outside the institution using Form BP-199.
Inmates must have their commissary card in their possession for identification purposes. The monthly spending limit is $360.00. Each inmate account revalidates monthly. Inmates can purchase a wide variety of food and non-food items in the commissary.
The federal prison in Berlin, NH, offers inmates a variety of recreational programs, including:
- Organized and Informal Games
- Physical Fitness
- Table Games
- Hobby Crafts
- Music Programs
- Intramural Activities
- Social and Cultural Organizations
Art activities include paintings and sketches using traditional methods (e.g., oils, pastels, crayons, pencils, inks, and charcoal).
- Hobbycraft activities include:
Wellness programs include screening, assessments, goal setting, fitness/nutrition plans, counseling, and classes. Inmates may also check out musical instruments such as guitars.
Visitation Information for the Federal Prison in Berlin NH
Visitation is conducted from 8:15 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Sundays and Saturdays. On federal holidays, visitation is held between 8:15 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Note that only approved visitors may visit an inmate. These visits are conducted during specific visiting hours, as outlined in the facility’s visitation schedule.
See our page on prisoner visitation rules for more information.
FCI Berlin Prison Culture Information
Prison Politics at Federal Correctional Institution Berlin
This is a very political yard. Inmates have to be part of a car to stay.
Level of Violence
Inmates report a moderate level of violence.
Sex offenders, informants, or LGBTare not allowed to walk the yard.
Good at FCI Berlin
“Hallways are carpeted and connected to everything, so you never have to go outside.”
Bad at FCI Berlin
“Politics.” “Very cold and lots of snow.”
Other Inmate Comments
“This is a harder yard, so it is not sex offender-, informant-, or LGBT- friendly. Only go here if you like harder, more political time.” “Unless you have clean paperwork, stay away.” “Many younger inmates who cause trouble.”
FCI Berlin Federal Prison in the News
In January 2018, Latoya Sebree, a guard at the Federal Correctional Institution in Berlin, was sentenced to 15 months in prison for smuggling cell phones, marijuana, tobacco, and other contraband into the facility.
FCI Berlin Camp in the News
In April 2007, Christopher Beaudoin, a work release prisoner at Federal Correctional Institution Berlin Camp, was charged with smuggling tobacco, which he stole from a construction worker, into the prison. He was later sentenced to one to three years of additional prison time.
More Information About Federal Correctional Institution Berlin
For a comprehensive look at life in federal prison, pick up a copy of Christopher Zoukis’ Federal Prison Handbook: The Definitive Guide to Surviving the Federal Bureau of Prisons. For more detailed information about FCI Berlin, please buy a copy of the Directory of Federal Prisons: The Unofficial Guide to Bureau of Prisons Institutions by Christopher Zoukis.
Your FCI Berlin NH Prison Experts
Get in touch with the Zoukis Consulting Group if you or a loved one are incarcerated at the federal prison in Berlin, NH. We can help you resolve any in-prison issues and see if you qualify for early release.
Book a free initial consultation today with a Berlin NH Correctional Facility expert!
Published May 17, 2018 by Christopher Zoukis, JD, MBA | Last Updated by Christopher Zoukis, JD, MBA on Jul 3, 2022 at 11:39 am