The Federal Correctional Complex, Allenwood (FCC Allenwood) is a United States federal prison complex for male inmates in Pennsylvania. It is operated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons, a division of the United States Department of Justice.


The complex consists of three facilities: * Federal Correctional Institution, Allenwood Low (FCI Allenwood Low): a low-security facility * Federal Correctional Institution, Allenwood Medium (FCI Allenwood Medium): a medium-security facility * United States Penitentiary, Allenwood (USP Allenwood): a high-security facility FCC Allenwood is located approximately north of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, the state capital.

Notable inmates

*Andrew Auernheimer, hacker better known as "weev" * Carl Andrew Capasso, convicted of tax fraud; died in 2001 * James Holmes, Aurora Theatre shooter * Raymond Lederer, Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives, representing Pennsylvania's 3rd congressional district from 1977 to 1981. Convicted of bribery in 1981 after being implicated in the Abscam sting. Died in 2008 at his home. * Bruce Pierce, white supremacist member of The Order and murderer of Jewish talk show host Alan Berg; died in prison in 2010 * Tommy Pitera, hitman for the Bonanno crime family; inmate transferred to USP McCreary in Kentucky * John Rigas, former CEO of Adelphia Communications Corporation; released as of February 22, 2016. * Martin Shkreli, former hedge fund manager and CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals; convicted of two counts of securities fraud and one count of conspiracy to commit securities fraud

In popular culture

* Gil Scott-Heron's 1972 song "The King Alfred Plan" references Allenwood FCC as a possible location of one of the concentration camps set up for the CIA to imprison Black Americans in order to suppress a Black uprising, a theory derived from John A. Williams's 1967 novel ''The Man Who Cried I Am''.

See also

* List of U.S. federal prisons * Federal Bureau of Prisons * Incarceration in the United States


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