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High-Security Prisons in the Sunshine State

The kind of prison you or a loved one will end up in may be a concern for you if you have a federal prison sentence. There are five security levels for federal prisons: from minimum to high, plus administrative. The features and restrictions of each level vary according to the inmates’ needs and risk. This article will concentrate on the maximum security level: the highest security prisons.

Maximum security prisons, also known as penitentiaries, are designed to house the most dangerous and violent offenders in the federal system. Serious crimes, such as murder, terrorism, espionage, or sex offenses, have landed these inmates in long sentences or life imprisonment. Some of them may also be on death row, waiting for their execution.

Maximum security prisons have the most restrictive and secure environment, with high walls, razor wire, guard towers, and electronic surveillance. The Coleman Florida prison inmates have limited movement and activities, and are confined to their cells for most of the day. The security measures are strict, and the staff-to-inmate ratio is high.

In Florida, there are two maximum security prisons, both located in the Federal Correctional Complex, Coleman (FCC Coleman). Near Wildwood, in unincorporated Sumter County, Florida, is FCC Coleman Correctional Facility, a United States federal prison complex for male inmates. The Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP), a division of the United States Department of Justice, operates it.

Approximately 50 miles (80 km) northwest of Orlando, 60 miles (97 km) northeast of Tampa, and 35 miles (56 km) south of Ocala, the facility is located in central Florida. 846 NE 54th Ter, Coleman, FL 33521 is the location of the complex. There are 1,600 acres (650 ha) of space in the complex. The complex, the largest correctional facility operated in the nation, houses 7,120 prisoners altogether, and 1,300 employees, as of 2010, making it one of the county’s largest employers. Most prisoners, except for those housed at United States Penitentiary Coleman 1, have been sentenced for drug-related crimes, and had not been convicted of violent acts. The prison has held several unusual or notable criminals, according to Rachel Monroe of The Atlantic.

They are all male, the prisoners at FCC Coleman Federal Prison Florida. On average, they have sentences of 10 years. According to press reports, staff had raped female prisoners, which previously were held at the adjacent satellite prison camp, and widespread sexual abuse has been tolerated. Prosecutors have been unable to prosecute cases against the employees due to lack of evidence.

Four facilities make up the complex: FCI Coleman Low (Federal Correctional Institution, Coleman Low): a low-security facility. FCI Coleman Medium (Federal Correctional Institution, Coleman Medium): a medium-security facility with a satellite prison camp for minimum-security inmates adjacent to it. USP Coleman I (United States Penitentiary I, Coleman): a high-security facility. USP Coleman II (United States Penitentiary II, Coleman): a high-security facility.