Federal Prison Camp Duluth is a minimum-security federal prison located in Duluth, Minnesota. It is also known as FPC Duluth and the federal prison in Duluth, MN. The facility houses male inmates.
Table of contents
- FPC Duluth Contact Information
- Federal Prison Camp Duluth Inmate Information
- FPC Duluth Prison Services Information
- FPC Duluth Educational, Library, and Recreation Offerings
- Visitation Information for FPC Duluth
- FPC Duluth Prison Culture Information
- FPC Duluth in the News
- More Information About Federal Prison Camp Duluth
FPC Duluth Contact Information
Facility Address & Contact Information
Federal Prison Camp Duluth
4464 Ralston Drive
Duluth, MN 55811
Email: [email protected]
Inmate Correspondence Address
Inmate Name and Registration Number
Federal Prison Camp
P.O. Box 1000
Duluth, MN 55814
How to Send Money
Funds cannot be sent directly to inmates. See our page on sending money to federal prisoners.
Federal Prison Camp Duluth Inmate Information
Prison Security Level
FPC Duluth is located on the southwest tip of Lake Superior, halfway between Minneapolis-St. Paul and the U.S.-Canadian Border; 7 miles north of Duluth, off Highway 53 at Stebner Road.
BOP Institution Code
DTH for FPC Duluth
Medical Care Level
Level 2. See our page on Medical Care Levels and Procedures for more information.
Mental Health Care Level
FPC Duluth, MN houses approximately 300 inmates.
FPC Duluth Prison Services Information
Federal Prison Camp Duluth is a minimum-security federal prison in Duluth, MN, which houses male inmates. FPC Duluth was previously the Duluth Air Force Base.
Notable inmates include former MLB player Jerry Koosman (convicted of federal tax charges), and political campaign contributor Stuart Levine (convicted of money laundering and mail fraud).
Media reports indicate that at one point at least 18 prisoners contracted MRSA at the institution and that at least two inmates have escaped.
In 2017, Insider Monkey named FPC Duluth one of the ten easiest federal prisons to do time.
Inmates are housed in two-person, three-person, and four-person cubicles within the five dormitories.
Health services available to inmates include sick calls, x-rays, lab, dental services, and a pharmacy. Emergency medical care is available 24 hours a day. Inmates must attend sick call for non-emergency needs.
The FPC Duluth Psychology Services Department consists of two psychologists and five drug treatment specialists available Monday through Friday. Inmates can reach them via cop-out (inmate request to staff), open-door policy, mainline, and through a referral from staff. Appointments are scheduled by call-out. In an emergency, a psychologist will be contacted.
Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP)
A Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP) is available at FPC Duluth. The facility also offers a drug education program and a Non-Residential Abuse Program (NR-DAP).
FPC Duluth Educational, Library, and Recreation Offerings
FPC Duluth, MN provides GED and English-as-a-Second Language (ESL) programs. Incentives are provided for continued effort and excellence as well as to reward the successful completion of educational activity. The facility also offers a parenting program and Adult Continuing Education (ACE) classes. The ACE Program offers classes in the areas of foreign languages, math, business, and real estate, although classes vary from quarter to quarter. High school diplomas and post-secondary degrees are available through paid correspondence programs.
Advanced Occupational Education
FPC Duluth offers advanced occupational education courses in Construction Tech/Carpentry.
No vocational training is offered at FPC Duluth aside from its advanced occupational education and apprenticeship programs.
FPC Duluth offers apprenticeships in Dentistry, Electrical, HVAC, and Plumbing.
The leisure and law libraries are open daily for inmate use. The leisure library has daily newspapers, periodicals, reference books, and magazines for inmates to read and view. Inmates can also check out books. The law library is electronic, and inmates have access to typewriters and a copy machine.
FPC Duluth does not have a UNICOR facility.
Inmates can spend up to $360.00 per month in the commissary, where they can buy food, snacks, candy, sodas, drink mixes, clothing, electronics, and shoes. Inmates may shop once a week on their designated shopping day. Sales are conducted Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. and from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
FPC Duluth offers a gymnasium with basketball, volleyball, racquetball, indoor soccer, handball, and cardiovascular conditioning equipment. A theater screens movies and an activity center houses pool tables, a ping pong table, a card room, and some casual literature. A hobby craft area offers ceramics, painting, drawing, and leathercraft. Many outside amenities are available, including a softball field, soccer field, bocce courts, hockey, horseshoes, handball, and a walking track. Inmates may listen to selected CDs using a personal radio through a system that broadcasts within the Activity Center, Gymnasium, and outdoor recreation areas. Hours of operation are 6:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., excluding recalls and counts.
Visitation Information for FPC Duluth
On Sunday, Monday, and Saturday visiting hours are between 8:15 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. On federal holidays visiting hours are between 8:15 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. See our page on prisoner visitation rules for more information.
FPC Duluth Prison Culture Information
Prison Politics at Federal Prison Camp Duluth
There is a very low level of prison politics at the federal prison in Duluth, MN.
Level of Violence
There is little to no violence at this facility. According to one inmate, “There is very little violence.” Another respondent agreed, stating that violence is “rare.”
Informants and LGBT inmates can remain. Sex offenders are precluded from camp placement due to Bureau of Prisons policy.
Good at FPC Duluth
“There is a movie theater.”
Bad at FPC Duluth
“Everything is spread out. Phones, computers, and laundry are all in separate buildings. So, you have to walk to do anything.”
Other Inmate Comments
“It’s not really a Camp-like atmosphere; it feels more like a Low. Staff is not focused on rehabilitation or trying to assist inmates in transitioning to the outside world.”
FPC Duluth in the News
In March 2013, prisoners Michael Kezyzaniak, 64, and Gerald Greenfield, 67, escaped from the Federal Prison Camp in Duluth and were caught by the U.S. Marshals six days later.
In the summer of 2006, at least 18 prisoners at FPC Duluth, MN were found to have contracted MRSA, a highly contagious and potentially fatal skin disease.
More Information About Federal Prison Camp Duluth
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 FPC Duluth, please buy a copy of the Directory of Federal Prisons: The Unofficial Guide to Bureau of Prisons Institutions by Christopher Zoukis.
Published Apr 26, 2018 by Christopher Zoukis, JD, MBA | Last Updated by Christopher Zoukis, JD, MBA on May 5, 2022 at 10:00 pm