USP Lee Inmate Search and Prison Information

Updated on: February 19, 2023



USP Lee or also known as the USP Lee is a medium-security federal facility.

The USP Lee is situated in Pennington Gap, Virginia. Adjacent to the USP Lee is a minimum-security satellite prison camp. The USP Lee also runs this minimum-security satellite prison camp.

This minimum-security satellite prison camp is home to 79 male offenders. The USP Lee is home to over 1306 male offenders.

Within the USP Lee, there are three housing units. These housing units are known as Unit A, Unit B, and Unit C.

The USP Lee sits on 700 acres of land. The main campus at the USP Lee has two 16-foot fences encompassing the facility that is topped with razor wire. Alongside these fences, there are also motion detection system and two roving patrol cars.

USP Lee — General Information

Facility Name USP Lee
Facility Type Federal Prison
Capacity 1306
Phone 276-546-0150
City Pennington Gap
Postal Code 24277
State Virginia
County Lee
Official Website

Inmate Search

The USP Lee is owned by the Federal Bureau of Prisons. What does this have to do with doing a simple inmate search?

The Federal Bureau of Prison will be the agency that oversees keeping an updated inmate roster of all inmates they are in custody.

You can locate the inmate roster on the official Federal Bureau of Prisons. The inmate roster is easy to search through. If you know the inmate’s full name, you will have no issues in finding the inmate in question.

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Sending a Mail/Care Package

The USP Lee has two different types of mail when it comes to incoming mail to the facility.

The mail that you and your friends and family will send will be labeled as general mail. What is general mail, you may ask?

Common mail that will be opened not in the presence of an inmate. This mail is typically only sent by the family and friends of the inmates.

The other type of mail is special mail. This mail will be opened in front of the inmate. This mail is typically mail that the inmate gets from their legal counsel.

Sending Money

While the USP Lee gives an inmate three meals a day, inmates will still need money to purchase other items from the prison’s commissary.

You will have the chance to send funds by mailing a money order, using MoneyGram or even Western Union.

Using MoneyGram and Western Union will incur a fee.

Phone calls

You will never be able to get in contact with an inmate via telephone, if you try to call. The USP Lee will NOT allow you to leave a phone message for an inmate either.

Inmates will have to make a call to you via telephone. Inmates will be permitted to have a standard 15-minute phone call with you.


The visitation hours for the main campus at USP Lee and the minimum-security satellite prison camp are the same.

Prior to visiting, you will need to fill out the visitor’s application.

Visiting hours for the entire facility including the minimum-security satellite prison camp is Saturdays and Sundays between the hours of 8:15 am to 3 pm.

Visiting Hours

USP Hours;Camp Hours

Friday — 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM;5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Saturday — 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM;8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday — 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


Refer the map below to find the driving directions.

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