Prison Institution Acronyms

Usually a prison or corrections facility will append a suffix to it’s title to help better categorize the purpose of the institution. Here are what some of the common prison acronym suffixes stand for.

Atwater U.S. Penitentiary

Atwater U.S. Penitentiary

CCM – Community Corrections Management Office
CI – Correctional Institution (a private facility)
CO – Central Office
DC – Detention Center (a private facility)
FCC – Federal Correctional Complex
FCI – Federal Correctional Institution
FDC – Federal Detention Center
FMC – Federal Medical Center
FPC – Federal Prison Camp
FTC – Federal Transfer Center
Alderson Federal Prison Camp

Alderson Federal Prison Camp

MCC – Metropolitan Correctional Center
MCFP – Medical Center for Federal Prisoners
MDC – Metropolitan Detention Center
RO – Regional Office
RRC – Residential Reentry Center
USP – U.S. Penitentiary

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