Kansas houses one stand-alone federal prison and one federal prison camp. Each of these Kansas federal prisons is overseen by the North Central Regional Office. In total, 1,576 inmates are housed inside federal prisons in Kansas.
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Kansas Federal Prisons by Security Level
Medium-Security Federal Prisons in Kansas
- USP Leavenworth (Leavenworth, KS)
Minimum-Security Federal Prisons in Kansas
- USP Leavenworth Camp (Leavenworth, KS)
Federal Prisons in Kansas
United States Penitentiary Leavenworth is a medium-security level federal prison located in Leavenworth, Kansas. It is overseen by the North Central Regional Office. USP Leavenworth is a Medical Care Level 2 prison. It houses 1,299 male inmates. The facility also offers the Residential Drug Abuse Treatment Program.
United States Penitentiary Leavenworth Camp is a minimum-security level federal prison located in Leavenworth, Kansas. It is overseen by the North Central Regional Office. USP Leavenworth Camp is a Medical Care Level 2 prison. It houses 300 male inmates. The camp also offers an RDAP program.
List of Kansas Federal Prisons
There is one federal prison and one federal prison camp in Kansas. They are overseen by the North Central Regional Office of the Federal Bureau of Prisons. By clicking on the below link, you will be taken to the facilities’ detailed profiles where you can learn about specific facility offerings (e.g., psychological treatment programs, recreational opportunities, educational classes), basic information (e.g., housing unit structures, program offerings, etc.), and contact details (e.g., location, address, inmate mailing address, staff contact details, etc.).
United States Penitentiary Leavenworth, in Leavenworth 25 miles north of Kansas City, is a civilian medium-security facility for male inmates. From 1903, when it was built, until 2005, USP Leavenworth was the largest high-security federal prison in the United States. The facility follows the Auburn system with large rectangular buildings and a stringent external security perimeter. The institution also contains a minimum-security satellite prison camp for male inmates. The cells where offenders live are in a rectangular housing unit. They are situated back-to-back in the middle of the building, enabling guards to easily patrol the perimeter. Inmates are housed in one- and two-person cells. Numerous walls, fences, and other security systems combine to support security functions. Prisoners incarcerated at Leavenworth must pursue academic and vocational goals, maintain prison employment, and attend life skills enrichment programs. As a Medical Care Level 2 facility, it can house inmates with routine medical care needs such as diabetes. The prison also houses a UNICOR facility.
United States Penitentiary Leavenworth Camp, located in Leavenworth 25 miles north of Kansas City, is a minimum-security federal prison camp on the grounds of the medium-security USP Leavenworth. Designed for nonviolent offenders, the camp encourages those incarcerated to acquire social, academic, and vocational skills that can aid them upon their release into the civilian world. Due to being a minimum-security prison camp, inmates convicted of violent and sexual offenses, and those with histories of escape, are not permitted to be housed at this facility. Inmates at the camp are housed in open bay dormitories, housing approximately 50 inmates per dormitory. The camp does not offer any apprenticeship training programs. Inmates have access to both law and leisure libraries.
Wikipedia Pages About Each Kansas Facility
The below Wikipedia pages profile each facility. These provide basic information such as background, notable inmates, history of the prison, and more. To learn more about each facility, please click on the above links, which will take you to our comprehensive profiles of every Kansas federal prison. These detailed profiles provide information such as inmate mailing address, staff contact information, security level, gender of inmates, educational and recreational programs, psychological treatment programs, and much more. Additionally, our prison profiles are regularly updated and verified by our expert federal prison consultants.
- Leavenworth USP (Leavenworth, KS)
Published Oct 1, 2020 by Christopher Zoukis, JD, MBA | Last Updated by Christopher Zoukis, JD, MBA on Jun 9, 2023 at 12:34 am