FCI Hazelton also known as Hazelton Federal Correctional Institute is a Medium Security federal prison located at 1640 Sky View Drive Bruceton Mills, West Virginia operated by the Mid-Atlantic Region of the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP), a division of the U.S. Department of Justice. The FCI Hazelton complex houses approximately 1,900 federal inmates sentenced and charged with Federal Crimes in U.S. District Court, with 1286 male inmates housed at the FCI and 600 Female Inmates held at a Secure Female Facility. The Maximum Securiity Hazelton USP is adjacent to Hazelton FCI.
FCI Hazelton offers the RDAP Early Release Program. For program info Click Here
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Inmate Handbook Commissary List Visiting Regulations Visiting Form
Housing: SFF Hazelton is a High Security Female Federal Prison adjacent to FCI Hazelton. SFF Inmates are housed dormitory style units and cell blocks with 2 person bunkbeds. Storage space in most units consists of an individual locker. Locks may be purchased in the institution commissary. The amount of personal property allowed is limited to those items, which can be safely placed in the space designated.
Religion: There are facilities for worship services, prayer and study areas, offices, and a religious library. SFF Hazelton provides services and programs to Christian, Jewish and Muslim inmates.
Volunteers from the cities of Hazelton, Brandonville, and Brewster Mills, help orchestrate services for other religious groups. Inmates can wear religious items, and the facilities observe different holy days, and also accommodate to any dietary restrictions for various faiths.
Medical: All emergencies, acute illnesses or injuries will be attended to as they occur. There is a $2.00 co-pay for each non-emergency visit. Outside emergency medical care is available for those cases beyond the scope of the Camp Health Services Unit. SFF Hazelton has a full-time medical staff on hand and/or contract medical workers from nearby cities.
SFF Hazelton provides care for inmates who may experience any medical emergencies. In the event institution staff is unable to care for an inmate’s medical needs, inmates may be sent to Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown or Preston Memorial Hospital in Kingwood for additional medical care.
Jobs: SFF Hazelton inmates work positions that involve working in food, carpentry, electric, heating, ventilation & air conditioning, landscape, paint, plumbing, utility and general maintenance.
Education: SFF Hazelton inmates without a high school diploma or General Educational Development Credential (GED) must attend the BOP Inmate Literacy Program to obtain their GED. SFF Hazelton inmates who are non-English speaking must take the (ESL) English As A Second Language Inmate Program.
FCI Waseca offers the BOP 500 Hour RDAP program that enables federal inmates with verifiable substance abuse issues to receive up to an 18 month early release off their sentences. For additional information on qualifications and entry into the RDAP Program please click on RDAP Eligibility.
Directions from Interstate 79: Take Interstate 79 to Interstate 68 East, Cumberland, Maryland, and proceed East on Interstate 68E (approximately 30 miles). After driving past Cooper’s Rock, take Exit 29 (Route #5), Hazelton Road. At the top of the exit, turn left and then take the first right onto Casteel Road. Go approximately one half (2) mile and turn left onto the institution road. Continue up the institution road until you see the sign for the Secure Female Facility on the Right. Turn right and then right again into the SFF Parking Lot.
Direction from Interstate 70: Take Interstate 70, to Interstate 68 West, toward Morgantown, West Virginia. Stay on 68 West through Maryland (approximately 90 miles), into West Virginia, and take Exit 29 (Route #5), Hazelton Road. At the top of the exit, turn right, and then the first right onto Casteel Road go approximately one half (2) mile and turn left onto the institution road continue up the institution road until you see the sign for the Secure Female Facility on the Right. Turn right and then right again into the SFF Parking Lot.
Inmates are encouraged to have visits in order to maintain family and community ties. Visiting at SFF Hazelton is based on a point system. Inmates will be provided with 12 points per month. One point will be assessed for a weekday visit and two points will be assessed for weekend or federal holiday visits. Visiting hours are from 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Federal holidays. Requests for special visits should be directed to the appropriate Unit Manager.
New inmates are asked to submit a visiting list which will be given to their Counselor for approval. Relatives and friends may be approved after certain checks are made. Requests for approval for visitors should be made to the Counselor at least three weeks in advance of the intended visit. All visits will begin and end in the Visiting Room. Kissing, embracing, and handshaking is allowed only on arrival and departure. No other contact is authorized.
FCI Hazelton inmates may receive mail addressed to them at the below address using the indicated format.
INMATE NAME & REGISTER NUMBER
FEDERAL CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION
P.O. BOX 5000
BRUCETON MILLS, WV 26525
Inmates are not allowed to receive packages from home without prior written approval from the inmate’s unit team or authorized staff member at the institution. The only packages an inmate may receive from home are those containing release clothing and authorized medical devices. However, inmates may receive magazines, hard and paperback books directly from the publisher.
FCI Hazelton inmates are authorized 300 minutes of prepaid phone use January thru October, and 400 minutes, in November and December. Inmates phone lists can contain 30 approved called numbers, and calls maximum 15 minutes in length. VAC Communications contracts prison call services to the Bureau of Prisons and FCI Hazelton. A calls costs 21¢ per minute, with 15 minute calls costing $3.15.
Pacific Telephone Company can substantially cut the cost of Hazelton FCI inmate calls from $3.15 to $1.65 for a 15 minute call! For information call 855-966-8655 or go to www.federalinmatecalling.com/ordering
Federal inmate can receive outside funds from their inmate accounts via a Postal Money order by U.S. Mail as well as a money transfer via Western Union. For additional information on sending money to an inmate please click on the appropriate link.