Thomson, IL United States Penitentiary View

The United States Penitentiary, Thomson (USP Thomson), formerly Thomson Correctional Center, is a high-security federal prison located in Thomson, Illinois. It has an area of about 146 acres (59 ha) and comprises 15 buildings. The facility is enclosed by a 15-foot (4.6 m), 7000 volt electric fence surrounded by an additional 12-foot (3.7 m) exterior fence covered with razor wire. Thomson has eight cellhouses with a rated capacity of 2,100 beds—1,900 high-security SMU beds and 200 minimum-security beds at the onsite camp—and according to BOP officials, the potential to use some of its high-security rated capacity to house up to 400 ADX inmates.[2] From its completion in 2001 to 2006, it remained empty. By 2009, only the minimum-security section housed prisoners. In October 2012, the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) purchased Thomson Correctional Center from the State of Illinois for $165 million. Plans to transfer inmates from Guantanamo Bay to the facility had already been blocked by Congress. In August 2014, Donald Hudson was named the first warden of the prison.[6] The prison was fully activated in January 2019 and as of March 2020, the prison had an inmate population of 1,067. In June 2019, the prison crossed the 400 employee mark with an authorization to hire 200 more over the next few years as inmate population continues to ramp up.[8] As of May 2020, USP Thomson holds 1009 inmates at the high-security USP and 74 at the minimum security camp..

How to Send Money to United States Penitentiary Thomson

Family and friends can send money to inmates at United States Penitentiary Thomson through approved methods to help them purchase essential items from the commissary.