Federal Correctional Complex, Tucson
|Security class||High, medium and minimum-security|
|Population||2,500 (two facilities and prison camp)|
|Managed by||Federal Bureau of Prisons|
The Federal Correctional Complex, Tucson (FCC Tucson) is a United States federal prison complex for male inmates in Arizona. It is operated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons, a division of the United States Department of Justice.
The complex consists of two facilities:
- Federal Correctional Institution, Tucson (FCI Tucson): a medium-security facility.
- United States Penitentiary, Tucson (USP Tucson): a high-security facility with a satellite prison camp for minimum-security inmates.
History and facility
About 520 employees are required to staff the entire federal complex with additional labor provided by the minimum-security camp. The opening of the U.S. Penitentiary in February 2007 worsened a local shortage of prison officers, drawing some staff away from the nearby state prison complex operated by the Arizona Department of Corrections, also on Wilmot Road.
- Tim Ellis (December 28, 2006). "Federal prison nearly ready". Arizona Daily Star. Retrieved August 17, 2010.
- Dale Quinn (February 2, 2007). "Guard drain strains Tucson prisons". Arizona Daily Star. Retrieved August 17, 2010.
- "Arizona State Prison Complex - Tucson". Arizona Department of Corrections. Retrieved August 15, 2010.
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