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Leavenworth Penitentiary

Leavenworth Kansas
2007-11-30
The United States Penitentiary (USP), Leavenworth is located in Leavenworth, Kansas on 1,583 acres (6.4 km²) with 22.8 acres (92,000 m²) inside the penitentiary walls. The USP Leavenworth came into existence through an act of the United States Congress in 1895. It is an all-male, high-security facility committed to carrying out the judgments of the Federal Courts.

USP Leavenworth is frequently confused with the United States Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth, the maximum-security, penal facility of the United States Military. In fact the two facilities are unrelated institutions.

Popularly called the 'Hot House' because the facility was notoriously hot year-round, no matter the weather and/or A/C units running.
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