5 federal prisons that you should pray you never go to

United States Penitentiary -Lewisburg, Pennsylvania

United States Penitentiary -Lewisburg, Pennsylvania (Photo Source: BOP.gov)
United States Penitentiary -Lewisburg, Pennsylvania (Photo source: BOP.gov)

The USP at Lewisburg is infamous as an overcrowded supermax. The facility has faced numerous federal lawsuits over its 23-hour confinement of inmates to their cells. The guards have been accused of pairing prisoners who are enemies in the same cell. This, according to the lawsuits, has led to violent assaults. Famous inmates have included Gambino family Mafia boss John Gotti, Lucchese Mafia family members Paul Vario, Jimmy Burke, Henry Hill and Thomas DeSimone. The life of these Lucchese crime family members was made famous in the movie Goodfellas.

Mo Barnes
Mo Barnes

Maurice "Mo" Barnes is a graduate of Morehouse College and Political Scientist based in Atlanta. Mo is also a Blues musician. He has been writing for Rolling Out since 2014. Whether it means walking through a bloody police shooting to help a family find justice or showing the multifaceted talent of the Black Diaspora I write the news.



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