Women’s Prisons in the U.S.

Due to the decentralized nature of our criminal justice system, there is no existing, easy-to-find, complete list of active women’s prisons in the U.S. The list I have compiled below is based on information from the Federal Bureau of Prisons as well as the state Department of Corrections agencies. Prisons are labelled as Federal or State and are linked to their websites or page on the state corrections site where possible.

Some states do not list their women’s facilities separately, while others can make certain information difficult to find. Please let me know if you see a mistake!

Alabama

Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

District of Columbia

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

  • Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women – State

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

  • Anson Correctional Institution – State
  • Swannanoa Correctional Center for Women – State
  • North Piedmont CRV – State
  • North Carolina Correctional Institution for Women – State

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Puerto Rico

  • MDC Guaynabo – Federal
  • Complejo de Rehabilitación Para Mujeres/Women’s Rehabilitation Complex – State
  • Hogar Intermedio para Mujeres San Juan (HIM)/Intermediate Home for Women San Juan – State

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

  • Fluvanna Correctional Center for Women – State
  • Virginia Correctional Center for Women – State

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming


Page last updated Nov 3, 2021