United States Penitentiary Coleman 2 is a high-security federal prison located in Sumterville, Florida. It is also known as USP Coleman 2 and USP Coleman II. The facility houses male inmates. Learn more about maximum security prisons in Florida here.
Table of contents
- USP Coleman 2 Contact Information
- United States Penitentiary Coleman 2 Inmate Information
- USP Coleman 2 Prison Services Information
- USP Coleman 2 Educational, Library, and Recreation Offerings
- Visitation Information for USP Coleman 2
- USP Coleman 2 Prison Culture Information
- USP Coleman 2 in the News
- More Information About United States Penitentiary Coleman 2
USP Coleman 2 Contact Information
Facility Address & Contact Information
United States Penitentiary Coleman 2
846 NE 54th Terrace
Sumterville, FL 33521
Email: [email protected]
Inmate Correspondence Address
USP Coleman 2
Inmate Name and Registration Number
USP Coleman 2
United States Penitentiary
P.O. Box 1034
Coleman, FL 33521
How to Send Money
Funds cannot be sent directly to inmates. See our page on sending money to federal prisoners.
United States Penitentiary Coleman 2 Inmate Information
Prison Security Level
USP Coleman-II is located in central Florida, south of the town of Coleman, off Highway 301 on State Road 470 in Sumter County, about 50 miles northwest of Orlando, 60 miles northeast of Tampa, and 35 miles south of Ocala.
BOP Institution Code
CLP for USP Coleman 2, COX for Coleman Federal Correctional Complex.
Medical Care Level
Level 2/3. See our page on Medical Care Levels and Procedures for more information.
Mental Health Care Level
USP Coleman 2 houses approximately 965 inmates.
USP Coleman 2 Prison Services Information
United States Penitentiary Coleman 2 is a high-security federal prison in Coleman, Florida, which houses male inmates. It is part of the Coleman Federal Correctional Complex, which houses the only federal maximum-security prisons in Florida.
According to writings from former prisoner Nate A. Lindell, USP Coleman 2 is “a so-called ‘special-needs’ prison — a ‘safe’ facility where informants, former cops, ex-gang members, check-ins (prisoners who intentionally put themselves in solitary confinement to be safe), homosexuals, and sex offenders can all, supposedly, walk the Yard freely.”
Media reports indicate that one guard was indicted for lying to federal investigators about sexually assaulting an inmate. Additionally, two inmates have been murdered at the prison.
Note that Coleman II USP is a federal correctional institution under the supervision of the U.S. Department of Justice. It is not a Florida state prison.
Inmates are housed in one- and two-person cells. There is a total of 12 housing units that surround the recreation yard.
USP Coleman 2 provides dental care, eyeglasses, physical exams, emergency and routine treatment, and follow-up care. Prescription medications are available through the pharmacy. Inmates are assigned to a provider who cares for them during their stay. Pill and insulin lines are conducted at 6:30 a.m., 2:00 p.m., and 5:30 p.m.
Psychologists provide assessment and treatment for problems such as depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues. Treatment is offered through individual and group therapy and several self-help programs. Groups include anger management and criminal thinking. A self-help library is also available to the inmate population.
Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP)
USP Coleman 2 offers the Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP). The facility also provides the Drug Abuse Education class, the Non-Residential Drug Abuse Treatment (NR-DAP), Residential Challenge Program, and Alcoholics Anonymous (AA).
USP Coleman 2 Educational, Library, and Recreation Offerings
USP Coleman-II provides a literacy program in English and Spanish for inmates who do not have a high school diploma or a GED. English-as-a-Second Language (ESL) is also available. Also offered is an Adult Continuing Education (ACE) program, with courses in business, Spanish, Commercial Driver’s License, creative writing, parenting, public speaking, Pre-Release Programming, employment, and personal finance skills.
High school diplomas and post-secondary programs are available through paid correspondence programs.
Advanced Occupational Education
USP Coleman 2 offers advanced occupational education in Culinary Arts, Electrical, Fundamentals of Maintenance, HVAC, MS Office, and Custodial Maintenance.
USP Coleman 2 does not currently offer any vocational training programs.
USP Coleman 2 offers Cook, HVAC, Electrical, Cook: Hotel and Restaurant, and Plumbing apprenticeship programs.
The law and leisure library is available to inmates at USP Coleman 2. The library allows inmates to check out books, magazines, and newspapers. There are also over 500 DVDs and 25 TVs that inmates can use. The law library offers typewriters, a copy machine, and the TRULINCS Electronic Law Library, open Monday through Friday.
USP Coleman 2 does not house a UNICOR facility.
A spending limit of $360.00 is imposed monthly. Inmates can shop in the commissary once a week on their designated shopping day.
Currently, the commissary is open Monday through Thursday evenings. Inmates must submit their commissary order form on the morning they intend to shop. Popular items include ice cream, sodas, snacks, food, and clothing.
USP Coleman 2 provides a recreation yard, hobby craft center, leisure center, sports leagues, music center, cards, games room, and a fitness area. Music theory classes in piano, drums, classical, and saxophone are available.
Inside, inmates have access to:
- Stationary Bikes
- Leather Room
- Pottery Room
- Art Room
- Band Room
- Gaming Program/Room
Outside, inmates can access stationary bikes, ellipticals, skiing machines, basketball, softball, football, soccer, handball, horseshoes, bocce ball, and a track.
The Recreation Department is open seven days a week.
Visitation Information for USP Coleman 2
On Sunday, Monday, and Saturday, visiting hours are between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. On federal holidays visiting hours are between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. See our page on prisoner visitation rules for more information on visitation in maximum-security prisons in Florida.
USP Coleman 2 Prison Culture Information
Prison Politics at United States Penitentiary Coleman 2
This is not a political yard. One inmate called it a “special needs yard” for “gang drop-outs and high-profile cases.”
Level of Violence
Coleman Penitentiary has a low level of violence. Inmate estimates indicate one or so fights per month.
While one respondent advised that sex offenders aren’t allowed to stay, another stated that there are probably undercover sex offenders on the compound. All respondents agreed that informants and LGBT inmates can remain on the yard.
Good at USP Coleman 2
“Allow flea markets all the time, theft from the kitchen institutionally accepted, good money on the compound.” “Weather. No politics.”
Other Inmate Comments
“Absolutely go, just don’t tell that you have bad paperwork if that applies to you.”
USP Coleman 2 in the News
In April 2018, Heather Lee Kussoff, a guard at the United States Penitentiary Coleman 2 (USP 2), was indicted for lying under oath about a romantic relationship with a prisoner.
In January 2011, Wo ‘Se Piankhi-Shabaki, a prisoner at USP Coleman-II who was serving a life sentence, was killed by another prisoner.
In March 2008, Boyd Wallace Higginbotham, Jr., a prisoner at USP Coleman 2, stabbed fellow prisoner Steven Pritchard to death in the dining hall, for which he was later sentenced to life in prison.
More Information About United States Penitentiary Coleman 2
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 USP Coleman 2, please buy a copy of the Directory of Federal Prisons: The Unofficial Guide to Bureau of Prisons Institutions by Christopher Zoukis.
Published Jun 3, 2018 by Christopher Zoukis, JD, MBA | Last Updated by Christopher Zoukis, JD, MBA on Jul 21, 2023 at 12:08 pm