FCI Cumberland | Cumberland Maryland Prison

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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FCI Cumberland Contact Information

Facility Address & Contact Information

Federal Correctional Institution Cumberland
14601 Burbridge Road SE
Cumberland, MD

Phone: 301-784-1000
Fax: 301-784-1008
Email: [email protected]

BOP Website: Bureau of Prisons Page
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Inmate Correspondence Address

FCI Cumberland

Inmate Name and Registration Number
FCI Cumberland
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 1000
Cumberland, MD 21501

FCI Cumberland Prison Camp

Inmate Name and Registration Number
FCI Cumberland
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

Inmate Gender

Male Inmates

Prison Security Level

Facility Location

FCI Cumberland is in western Maryland, 130 miles northwest of Washington, D.C.

BOP Region

Mid-Atlantic Region

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

Level 2.

Judicial District

District of Maryland

Population Number

The Cumberland Maryland prison houses approximately 1,060 inmates. The camp houses around 160 inmates.

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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.

Inmate Housing

Inmates at the Cumberland Maryland prison live in two-person and three-person cells. Inmates at the camp live in dormitories.

Health Services

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 Clinical Director’s discretion.

Other health services include:

  • Sick Calls
  • Chronic Care Clinics
  • Routine Dental Care
  • Medical and Dental Emergency Care
  • Medications
  • 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.

Psychology Services

FCumberland’sd’s Psychology Services department offers a range of mental health care services, including:

  • Screening
  • Assessment
  • Treatment
  • 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

Education Services

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.

Vocational Training

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:

  • Baker
  • Carpentry
  • Maintenance
  • Peripheral Equipment Operator
  • Cook
  • 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:

  • Cook
  • Electrical Maintenance
  • Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning
  • Landscape/Gardener
  • Painter
  • Welder Fitter

Library Services

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.

Recreation Services

FCI Cumberland provides inmates with various inmate recreation options. These include physical fitness and leisure programs.

Leisure recreation activities include:

  • Organized and Informal Games
  • Sports
  • Physical Fitness
  • Table Games
  • Crafts
  • Music Programs
  • Intramural Activities
  • Social and Cultural Organizations
  • Movies

Art activities include paintings and sketches using traditional methods, including:

  • Oils
  • Pastels
  • Crayons
  • Pencils
  • Inks
  • Charcoal

Hobbycraft recreation activities include:

  • Ceramics
  • Leatherwork
  • Models
  • Clay
  • Mosaics
  • Crochet
  • Knitting
  • Sculptures
  • Woodworking

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.

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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 Christopher Zoukis’ 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.

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