USP Atlanta, GA Inmate Roster

Updated on: February 16, 2021
USP Atlanta

Visitation Hours

  • Sunday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM;8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday Closed
  • Wednesday Closed
  • Thursday Closed
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Saturday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM;8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Holiday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM;8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

USP Atlanta Basic Information

Facility Name
USP Atlanta
Facility Type
Federal Prison
ATL/[email protected]
Date Established
Offender Gender
Male Offenders
Security Level
USP – Medium, Camp – Minimum
BOP Region
Southeast Region
Judicial District
Northern Georgia
Postal Code
Official Website
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The United States Penitentiary, Atlanta, is a male medium-security federal correctional facility in Atlanta, Georgia. This facility was opened in 1902 and was originally a high-security facility but was converted into a medium-security establishment in 2005. Its camp, on the other hand, was opened in the 1980s to hold minimum security offenders.

USP Atlanta is run by the Federal Bureau of Prisons, a division of the US Department of Justice. It has a detention center for temporarily holding pretrial and holdover inmates and a minimum- security satellite camp.

The facility holds about 2200 inmates, 1700 in the main unit and detention center. The satellite camp holds around 491 offenders. Moreover, there is a separate 30-bed mental health unit. Inmates at the less restrictive minimum-security camp offer external support services and help maintain the facility’s external grounds. Having been a maximum-security facility in the past, the prison is surrounded by a tall perimeter wall.

Notable Events at USP Atlanta, GA

The only notable event to have ever occurred in this facility is the 1987 Cuban riots. Some Cuban detainees, tired of confinement and living in fear of deportation back to their country, staged a riot for about 11 days. The riot turned bloody when they seized hostages, and the authorities engaged accordingly. By the end of the riot, one prisoner was reported dead and several others seriously injured. Two correctional officers were also slightly injured.

Notable Inmates

USP Atlanta, GA has held some of the most dangerous criminals to have ever graced the United States crime scene. Some of these high profile criminals include:

  • Ignazio Lupo

Also known as Lupo the Wolf, Ignazio was a widely known criminal in the 1900s. Living in Little Italy, Manhattan, he ran large financial extortion operations and committed hard crimes such as robberies, murder, and loan-sharking. At the beginning of the 20th century, Lupo joined hands with related operatives in East Harlem and South Bronx to form the renowned Morello crime family, one of the most prominent mafia families in New York back then. He is suspected of having killed over 60 individuals. Lupo was arrested by the Secret Service in 1910 but was paroled after ten years, after which he was forced to retire by an emerging National Crime Syndicate run by Lucky Luciano.

  • Whitey Bulger

Whitey Bulger once appeared in the FBI’s ten most wanted fugitive after Osama. He was the Boston Irish Mob (Winter Hill Gang) boss until his capture in 2011. He was convicted in 2013 of conspiracy, extortion, racketeering, and participating in over 11 murders. He was killed while serving his sentence at USP Hazelton in October 2018, just hours after setting foot at the facility.

  • Meyer Harris Cohen (Mickey)

Meyer Harris, popularly known as Mickey, was the boss of the Cohen crime family but had strong ties to the Italian-American Mafia between the 1930s and 1960s. While serving his time at USP Atlanta, GA, a fellow inmate Burl Estes McDonald stuck upon him from behind after scaling a perimeter wall to an electronics repair training facility and bludgeoned him seriously. He sustained severe head injuries that prompted him to undergo neurosurgery to remove skull fragments stuck in his brain after the hit. He was released from this facility in 1972.

  • Charles Ponzi

Charles Ponzi is among the best swindlers and con artists in the United States and Canada. Also known as Charles Ponzi, Carlo, Bianchi, and Charles P, he was born and raised in Italy but relocated to North America. He ran money-making schemes where he promised his clients a 50 % profit after 45 days and 100% after 90 days by purchasing postal reply coupons in other countries at a discount and consequently redeeming them at face value in the US arbitrage. His venture-branded Ponzi scheme run for a year before collapsing and setting his investors back over $ 20 million. He was released after three years in custody in 1924.

  • Marcus Garvey

Marcus Garvey was the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA) founder and one of the most vocalist black nationalists and Pan Africanist. He was arrested and convicted of mail fraud in 1923 for promoting the then illegal Black Star Line, a UNIA transportation business venture. He was released from jail in 1927 after serving for four years.

Inmate Lookup

The federal correctional facilities have records of inmates housed in their facilities dating back to 1982. This means they have an inmate search database where you can obtain information about an inmate in any of their facilities, including USP Atlanta. To find your inmate of interest, you can use this link.

You can easily use the BOP inmate lookup site effortlessly to acquire information about inmates currently held at USP Atlanta and those who have gone through this facility in the past. To do a quick inmate search, you have to know a little information about them. For instance, you will need to present their name and much better if you know their BOP number.

Services and Programs offered to inmates at USP Atlanta, GA.

Inmates at this facility are offered not only essential human services to keep their lives going but also outstanding rehabilitation programs to help turn their lives around. While held at this facility, they are assigned the following services and programs:

  • Housing; inmates at the main medium-security facility are held in one and two-person cells and open dormitories. Those at the satellite camp live in dormitories divided into two-person cubicles.
  • Health services; inmates are also assigned health services to take care of their health. The Health Services Department is charged with providing health services such as sick calls, medical treatments, giving medications, preventive health screening, physical examination, HIV testing, TB screening, dental care, and on-job injuries treatment. Health services are available 24/7.
  • Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP): While USP Atlanta, GA does not offer an RDAP program, inmates in dire need of this are referred to facilities with it. However, the facility offers Drug Education classes, Alcoholic Anonymous (AA), and Non-Residential Drug Abuse Program (NR-DAP).
  • Education Services; the facility offers GED, English as second language programs, Literacy, Parenting Programs, Adult Continuing Education (ACE). Even better, post-secondary and high school diplomas are also available as paid correspondence programs.
  • Advanced Occupational Education; inmates can also take advanced occupation education in Custodial Maintenance.
  • Vocational Training: inmates also have an opportunity to learn basic custodial maintenance, HVAC, and electrical. Some of the available custodial maintenance programs include bakers, electricians, carpenters, cooks, plumber, and painters.
  • Library Services; USP Atlanta, GA has full-equipped leisure and law libraries. The law library contains TRULINCS Electronic Law Library, while the leisure library is filled with magazines, check-out books, and newspapers. The library is often open Monday to Saturday at appointed periods.
  • UNICOR; this facility allows inmates to work as industrial workers in the following capacities: clerks, quality assurance workers, mailbag, battle dress, uniform, and mattress workers.
  • Commissary Services; offenders held at this facility also receive commissary services. Each inmate is allowed to spend up to $360 per month on commissary items such as food, snacks, toiletries, candies, beverages, and other extra items not on the facility’s menu.
  • Recreation Services; inmates are also privileged to have some forms of recreation. They are free to participate in a range of indoor and outdoor activities such as arts and crafts and intramural team sports such as basketball, soccer, softball, and volleyball. They can also play musical instruments.

Inmate Commissary Funds

BOP facilities, including USP Atlanta, allow their inmates to receive and access funds from their loved ones or other credible sources. The jail offers basic needs at the most minimum quantities and low-quality standards possible. As such, commissary funds help the inmates to buy extra items they need.

You can send federal prisoners at USP Atlanta commissary funds through MoneyGram, money orders via the United States Postal Service or Western Union.

Sending Money Orders

The facility allows you to send your funds via the US postal service using the following address:

Federal Bureau of Prisons
Inmate name
Inmate number
PO Box 474701
Des Moines, Iowa 50947-0001

Remember to include the full inmate credentials, including their full names and registration. You cannot mail the money orders directly to an inmate; you have to use the above address.


MoneyGram offers one of the fastest electronic money transfer means that you can use. To successfully send your funds, the following steps come in handy:

  1. Confirm that an inmate is physically held at USP Atlanta, GA.
  2. Get their correct credentials, most importantly, full name and registration number.
  3. Visit

To complete your transfer, you have to present the following bits of information:

  • Inmate’s eight-digit account number with no dashes or spaces followed by an offender’s last name.
  • Recipient company name: Federal Bureau of Prisons
  • City and State: New York
  • Receive Code: 7932
  • Beneficiary’s full committed name

Western Union

Western Union is another online funds transfer avenue you can use to send money to an inmate at USP Atlanta. Their site has a form that you fill to send your money. You present an inmate’s full name and BOP number and pay via a credit or debit card.

Inmates spend the money to purchase commissaries, send emails, and make calls. However, it is imperative to keep track of your loved one’s expenditure to avoid any suspicious expenditure. No matter the high security, inmates still find a way to smuggle contrabands, and your loved one could be using their commissary funds to buy drugs and paraphernalia.

Inmate Calls

Inmates in federal prisons are neither allowed to have cellphones nor receive inbound calls from whatever source. However, they can make calls to an approved contact list at the approved hours as long as they have paid for them via their call accounts or collect call arrangements.

The calls are limited to15 minutes per day, and they are monitored and recorded for security purposes. An inmate’s contact list must be approved by the prison authorities to establish whether they are suitable. An inmate cannot call another recently released inmate or any individual wanted by the federal bureau. People with criminal records or attached to gangs cannot feature in an inmate’s list. The list is often comprised of close friends and family members.

TRULINCS is the call an email service provider at USP Atlanta.

Visitation Schedule

USP Atlanta allows inmates to receive visitors at the approved time under an authorized schedule. Visitors are expected to be at the facility earlier than the appointed time. The visiting schedule is as follows:

At the USP and Detention Center

  • Sundays; 8:00 am to 3:00 am
  • Saturdays; 8:00 to 3:00 am
  • Fridays; 8:00 am to 3:00 am

Federal Prison Camp

  • Saturdays; 8:00 am to 3:00 am
  • Sundays; 8:00 am to 3 am

Inmates can also receive visitors on federally recognized holidays such as President’s Day, Independence Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving, Columbus Day, Memorial Day, Martin Luther King Junior’s Birthday, Labor Day, and Christmas.

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