Federal Correctional Institution Cumberland is a medium-security federal prison in Cumberland, Maryland. It is also known as FCI Cumberland. FCI Cumberland Camp is adjacent to the primary institution. Both prisons house male inmates.
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Table of contents
- FCI Cumberland Contact Information
- Federal Correctional Institution Cumberland Inmate Information
- FCI Cumberland Prison Services Information
- FCI Cumberland Educational, Library, and Recreation Offerings
- FCI Cumberland in the News
- More Information About Federal Correctional Institution Cumberland
- Your FCI Cumberland Federal Prison Experts
FCI Cumberland Contact Information
Facility Address & Contact Information
Federal Correctional Institution Cumberland
14601 Burbridge Road SE
Cumberland, MD 21502
Email: [email protected]
Inmate Correspondence Address
Inmate Name and Registration Number
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 1000
Cumberland, MD 21501
FCI Cumberland Prison Camp
Inmate Name and Registration Number
Satellite Prison Camp
P.O. Box 1000
Cumberland, MD 21501
How to Send Money
Cumberland Maryland prison inmates may not receive funds directly. See our page on sending money to federal prisoners. This page describes how to send money to inmates at FCI Cumberland. Family members can send money via Western Union, Money Gram, and the National Lockbox in Des Moines, Iowa.
Federal Correctional Institution Cumberland Inmate Information
Prison Security Level
FCI Cumberland is in western Maryland, 130 miles northwest of Washington, D.C.
BOP Institution Code
CUM for FCI Cumberland
Medical Care Level
Level 2. See our page on Medical Care Levels and Procedures for more information.
Mental Health Care Level
The Cumberland Maryland prison houses approximately 1,060 inmates. The camp houses around 160 inmates.
FCI Cumberland Prison Services Information
Federal Correctional Institution Cumberland is a medium-security federal prison located in Cumberland, Maryland, housing male inmates. It opened in 1994. Federal Correctional Institution Cumberland Camp, which also houses male inmates, is adjacent to the central institution.
FCI Cumberland has a license plate manufacturing center where inmates produce license plates for federal government vehicles.
Notable inmates include:
- Masoud Khan, the Virginia jihad network leader: Serving a life sentence for seditious conspiracy.
- Former United States Army doctor Jeffrey MacDonald: Serving a life sentence for murdering his wife and children.
- Vittorio Amuso, the boss of the Lucchese crime family: Convicted of racketeering in 1992.
- Lobbyist Jack Abramoff: Served 42-months for fraud, tax evasion, and conspiracy.
Media reports indicate that at least one guard and one prison visitor have been convicted of smuggling contraband into the institution.
Inmates at the Cumberland Maryland prison live in two-person and three-person cells. Inmates at the camp live in dormitories.
All inmates at the Cumberland federal prison receive a physical examination within 14 days of arrival. A complete physical examination is required for inmates out of BOP custody for more than 30 days (e.g., furlough, writ, or Residential Reentry Center failure).
Periodic health examinations, including age-specific preventive health examinations (e.g., cancer screening), are provided at the ClinicDirector’sr’s discretion.
Other health services include:
- Sick Calls
- Chronic Care Clinics
- Routine Dental Care
- Medical and Dental Emergency Care
- Age-Appropriate Preventive Care
- Restorative Care
- Long-Term Care
- End-of-Life Care
Cumberland federal prison inmates may also receive other treatments depending on staff referrals.
FCumberland’sd’s Psychology Services department offers a range of mental health care services, including:
- Individual and Group Counseling
- Psychoeducational Classes
- Self-Help Library
- Supportive Services
Referrals are also made to Health Services for medical treatment of a mental illness. Groups for anger management and stress management, as well as crisis intervention, are available.
Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP)
Both Cumberland prison and the satellite camp offer a Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP). The facilities also provide the Drug Education Course and the Non-Residential Drug Abuse Program (NR-DAP).
FCI Cumberland Educational, Library, and Recreation Offerings
FCI Cumberland offers GED and English-as-a-Second Language (ESL) programs. Classes are separated into Pre-GED, GED, Advanced GED, and Special Learning Needs levels.
Parenting, Pre-Release classes, the Hope House Book Reading Program, and employment preparation classes are also available. 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 Cumberland federal prison offers advanced occupational education in Carpentry and Drywall. The camp provides Dog Trainer, Pet Grooming, and Veterinary Assistant programs.
FCI Cumberland does not offer any vocational training besides advanced occupational education and apprenticeship programs.
The Cumberland Maryland prison offers apprenticeships in the following areas:
- Peripheral Equipment Operator
- Electrical Maintenance
Federal Correctional Institution Cumberland Camp offers apprenticeships in these areas:
- Automobile Mechanic
- Computer Peripheral Equipment Operator
- Powerhouse Mechanic
Both facilities provide apprenticeships in:
- Electrical Maintenance
- Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning
- Welder Fitter
FCI Cumberland Inmates are provided access to legal materials through the TRULINCS Electronic Law Library. These computers are used to prepare legal documents. Inmates can also check out newspapers, magazines, and a wide variety of nonfiction and fiction books.
The Cumberland federal prison’s UNICOR produces signs and license plates used on government vehicles.
Federal Correctional Institution Cumberland inmates can spend up to $360.00 per month in the prison commissary.
Inmates may use funds in their account to purchase items at the institution commissary, fund their inmate phone account, buy TRU-Units for their TRULINCS account, and send funds out of the institution.
Inmates shop in the commissary by submitting a commissary order form. They then use a laundry bag to carry their purchases back to their housing units.
FCI Cumberland provides inmates with various inmate recreation options. These include physical fitness and leisure programs.
Leisure recreation activities include:
- Organized and Informal Games
- Physical Fitness
- Table Games
- Music Programs
- Intramural Activities
- Social and Cultural Organizations
Art activities include paintings and sketches using traditional methods, including:
Hobbycraft recreation activities include:
Wellness programs include screening, assessments, goal setting, fitness/nutrition planning, and counseling.
Visitation Information for FCI Cumerland
Visitation is from 8:45 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Sundays and Saturdays. On Friday, visiting hours are from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Families and friends may visit inmates on federal holidays from 8:45 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. See our page on prisoner visitation rules for more information.
FCI Cumberland in the News
In January 2018, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration tested its “micro-jamming technology” at the Federal Correctional Institution in Cumberland to disrupt cell phone signals inside the prison.
In April 2017, the BOP turned a prisoner-created and prisoner-run rehabilitation and reentry program, Young Men Incorporated (YMI), into a pilot program at FCI Cumberland. Dominic Henry founded the Community Economic Development program while serving life plus 40 years at USP Allenwood. He established YMI at FCI Otisville. Henry was released in 2015 after serving 35 years in prison.
Robb Phillips, a guard at Federal Correctional Institution Cumberland, pleaded guilty in 2007 to receiving over $14,000 to smuggle tobacco into the facility for prisoners.
In 2004, a visitor to the Cumberland federal prison, Lilvon Johnson, was arrested for smuggling heroin and marijuana into the prison in certain body cavities.
More Information About Federal Correctional Institution Cumberland
For a comprehensive look at life in federal prison, pick up a copy of ChristophZoukis’is’ Federal Prison Handbook: The Definitive Guide to Surviving the Federal Bureau of Prisons. For more detailed information about FCI Cumberland, please buy a copy of the Directory of Federal Prisons: The Unofficial Guide to Bureau of Prisons Institutions by Christopher Zoukis.
Your FCI Cumberland Federal Prison Experts
Are you experiencing an issue at the Cumberland Maryland prison? If so, contact the Zoukis Consulting Group. Our FCI Cumberland federal prison experts can answer your questions, resolve in-prison matters, and help you seek an early release from custody.
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Published Apr 24, 2018 by Christopher Zoukis, JD, MBA | Last Updated by Christopher Zoukis, JD, MBA on May 13, 2022 at 9:08 pm