FCI McKean

FCI McKean Inmate Search and Prison Information

Updated on: September 9, 2020

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Location 6975 ROUTE 59 LEWIS RUN, PA, 16738
Official Website https://www.bop.gov/locations/institutions/mck/

In Pennsylvania, the FCI McKean can house up to 1123 inmates and is considered mostly medium security except for the adjacent satellite camp, which is minimum security.

FCI McKean — General Information

Facility Name FCI McKean
Facility Type Federal Prison
Address 6975 ROUTE 59 LEWIS RUN, PA, 16738
Capacity 1123
City Lewis Run
Postal Code 16738
State Pennsylvania
County Mckean
Official Website https://www.bop.gov/locations/institutions/mck/

Sending a Mail/Care Package

You should plan that any mail you send will be inspected by FCI McKean staff. However, marking it “special,” means that the mail you send can only be opened with the inmate in the room, so the prison staff could not take anything out without the inmate’s knowledge.

You can also inquire at the prison if the inmate you are looking for as access to an email account; some inmates at the FCI McKean can now use email.

Sending Money

There are a few different ways you can send money to be added to an inmate’s commissary account.

While you cannot send cash or checks, you can send a money order through the mail. Make the inmate’s full name and eight digit register number are listed on the money order to ensure it reaches the right inmate.

A quick and easy way to get money to an inmate is by Money gram. Sending funds this way will be accessible to an inmate within hours. To get set up call 814-362-8900 or go to the Money gram website to get an account setup.

You can also send money through Western Union if you have the inmate's eight digit register number with no spaces or dashes and the inmate's last name (example: 12345678DOE). You can set an account up at Western Union by calling 1-800-634-3422 or by visiting the Western Union website.

Phone calls

If you’d like your inmate to call you, you should make sure you add money to his commissary account. While you cannot call an inmate at FCI McKean, you can help make sure he has enough money to call you.


Check out some helpful tips about visiting inmates in federal prison.

Make sure you can locate your inmate. Once the inmate adds you to his visitor’s list, you can work the process of getting approved for a visit. Then you can plan ahead to schedule a visit and make sure you are prepared with what to wear and what you can and cannot bring into a federal prison when visiting.

Visiting Hours

FCI Hours;Camp Hours

Saturday: ;8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday: ;8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Holiday: ;8:30 AM - 3:00 PM


Refer the map below to find the driving directions.

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