5 federal prisons that you should pray you never go to

United States Disciplinary Barracks-Leavenworth, Kansas

United States Disciplinary Barracks, Leavenworth, Kansas (Photo Source- Facebook)
United States Disciplinary Barracks, Leavenworth, Kansas (Photo source: Facebook)

This U.S. military prison is located on the base of Fort Leavenworth. It is not part of the Federal Bureau of Prisons but if you’re a service member, you could be confined here. The USBD is the only maximum security prison for males and its prisoners are military service members found guilty by court-martial. The prison’s death row section is separate from the other prisoners and has included servicemen such as Ft. Hood shooter Nidal Hasan who killed 12 soldiers and wounded 30 civilians.

Mo Barnes
Mo Barnes

"Mo Betta" Maurice "Mo" Barnes is a graduate of Morehouse College and Political Scientist based in Atlanta. Mo is also a Blues musician.

  1. Worked as a Correction Officer in three out of the five. Leavenworth Pen, USDB and the Atlanta Pen. Seen some crazy stuff. Some of them should never see the streets again!! Retired from the Federal Prison System after 30 years of service.

    1. You probably don’t hear this often enough, so thank you for your service.

      I live in Florence, CO and it’s a great little town. Unfortunately we are only known for ADMAX.

  2. The prison system in the USA is beyond crazy. Things really need to change and people shouldn’t have to go to jail for minor offenses such as shoplifting or theft. Those are not serious like robbery, assault, rape, & murder. At this rate everybody will end up in prison for a minor offense they committed.

  3. For some reason, I can only see the first and last ones. I worked almost two years at the U.S. Penitentiary Leavenworth before it became a Medium and at the U.S. Penitentiary Pollock (aka the Meat Grinder) for 8 1/2. A Federal Detention Center, 3 Medium Correctional Institutions all with Camp facilities. These ain’t no pic a nic grounds Boo-Boo. Go through life and behave yourself like Mom and Dad tried to teach you and don’t go to prison.

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