Moshannon Valley Correctional Center is a low-security federal prison located in Philipsburgh, Pennsylvania. It is also known as Moshannon Valley Correctional Facility and CI Moshannon Valley. The facility houses male inmates.
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Table of contents
- Moshannon Valley Correctional Center Contact Information
- CI Moshannon Valley Inmate Information
- Moshannon Valley Correctional Facility Prison Services Information
- Moshannon Valley Correctional Center Educational, Library, and Recreation Offerings
- Visitation Information for Moshannon Valley Correctional Center
- More Information About Moshannon Valley Correctional Facility
- Your Moshannon Valley Correctional Center Experts
Moshannon Valley Correctional Center Contact Information
Facility Address & Contact Information
Moshannon Valley Correctional Center
555 Geo Drive
Philipsburgh, PA 16866
Email: MVC/[email protected]
Inmate Correspondence Address
Inmate Name and Registration Number
CI Moshannon Valley
555 Geo Drive
Philipsburgh, PA 16866
How to Send Money
Federal inmates cannot receive funds directly. Family members and friends can deposit funds through JPay’s website or by calling 1-800-574-5729. Funds can also be transferred via Western Union’s website or by calling 1-800-634-3442.
CI Moshannon Valley Inmate Information
Prison Security Level
CI Moshannon Valley is in central Pennsylvania. It is 131 miles east of Pittsburg and two miles northwest of Philipsburg, PA.
BOP Institution Code
MVC for Moshannon Valley Correctional Center
Medical Care Level
Information is not available. See our page on Medical Care Levels and Procedures for more information.
Mental Health Care Level
Information is not available.
Moshannon Valley Correctional Facility incarcerates approximately 1,750 federal inmates.
Moshannon Valley Correctional Facility Prison Services Information
Moshannon Valley Correctional Center is a private prison. It is owned and operated by the GEO Group.
Since 2006, the prison has provided correctional services on behalf of the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP). This is an agency under the purview of the federal government’s justice department.
The American Correctional Association accredited the prison in 2008 and awarded re-accreditation in 2011 and 2014. The Joint Commission (TJC) also accredited the facility in 2008 and re-accredited it in 2017.
Notable inmates include David Radler, sentenced to 29 months for mail fraud. Kareem Serageldin was released in 2016 after serving 30 months for conspiracy to inflate subprime mortgage bond prices artificially.
CI Moshannon Valley inmates live in dormitories.
The facility has four general population inmate housing units: Units A, B, C, and D. Additionally, the facility has a Special Housing Unit.
The general population housing units consist of six dormitories each. Each dorm holds 456 total inmates. Four dormitories consist of 36 bunk beds, housing 78 total inmates. Additionally, the two remaining dormitories house 72 prisoners in 32 bunk beds.
Building E is used to house receiving and discharge inmates. The housing unit is also used as a Special Housing Unit step-down program. Inmates are housed in 27 two-person cells. This housing unit also has one handicap cell. Each cell has a toilet, sink, and shower.
The Special Housing Unit consists of A Wing (administrative segregation) and B Wing (disciplinary segregation). Both wings have 32 double-occupancy cells and one single-person handicap cell.
The Moshannon Valley Correctional Center inmates have access to routine and emergency dental and health care. They can obtain emergency health care 24 hours a day by approaching any staff member and requesting assistance. Inmates must submit a sick call form to receive an appointment for routine healthcare.
During intake, inmates participate in an intake interview, substance abuse counseling, life skills, and employment assistance. Typical treatment psychology groups include stress management, anger management, and others. Crisis intervention is available 24 hours a day.
Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP)
Moshannon Valley Correctional Facility does not offer the Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP). However, Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) groups are available.
Moshannon Valley Correctional Center Educational, Library, and Recreation Offerings
The prison provides literacy, GED, Adult Basic Education (ABE), and English-as-a-Second Language (ESL) programs. High school diplomas, career certificates, and college degrees are available through paid correspondence programs.
Read our prison education page to learn more about educational opportunities in prison.
Advanced Occupational Education
The prison offers the BARKS Service Dog advanced occupational education programs. In this program, inmates receive training on how to care for and train dogs, then actually train dogs. United Disability Services (UDS) of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, partners with this program.
Moshannon Valley Correctional Center does not offer any vocational training programs.
CI Moshannon Valley does not offer any apprenticeship programs.
Moshannon Valley Correctional Facility inmates have access to a law library, leisure library, general-interest library, and religious services. Inmates can check out fiction and nonfiction books, newspapers, and magazines in the leisure library. Inmates can conduct legal research and prepare legal filings in the law library.
The facility does not house a UNICOR facility.
Inmates can shop once per week at the institution’s commissary. CI Moshannon Valley inmates can purchase food, drinks, hygiene products, and electronics.
Moshannon Valley Correctional Facility offers indoor and outdoor recreation opportunities. Prisoners can participate in arts and crafts, physical fitness, sports, board and card games, and more.
Visitation Information for Moshannon Valley Correctional Center
CI Moshannon inmates may visit between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Thursdays and Saturdays. Visitation is from 12:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m on Fridays. On federal holidays, visitation is held between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
More Information About Moshannon Valley Correctional Facility
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 this facility, please buy a copy of the Directory of Federal Prisons: The Unofficial Guide to Bureau of Prisons Institutions by Christopher Zoukis.
Your Moshannon Valley Correctional Center Experts
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Published May 17, 2018 by Christopher Zoukis, JD, MBA | Last Updated by Christopher Zoukis, JD, MBA on May 13, 2022 at 2:30 pm