Metropolitan Detention Center, Guaynabo


The Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, is an administrative-security federal prison facility next to Fort Buchanan, a U.S. Army base. Situated just 6 miles west of San Juan, the capital of Puerto Rico, MDC Guaynabo has been in operation since 1993. It falls under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Department of Justice and is managed by the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

MDC Guaynabo serves as a detention center for both male and female inmates. As an administrative-security facility, it primarily houses individuals awaiting trial or serving short-term sentences. The center emphasizes providing secure and safe detention for its prisoners.

With a population of approximately 1,324 prisoners, MDC Guaynabo plays a crucial role in Puerto Rico’s correctional system. It offers various programs and services to promote rehabilitation and reduce recidivism rates.

MDC Guaynabo plays a vital role in the criminal justice system of Puerto Rico. Its commitment to ensuring the safety and security of both inmates and staff contributes to the overall goal of effective rehabilitation and successful reintegration into society.

All visiting at this facility has been suspended until further notice. However, for further information about the Metropolitan Detention Center, Guaynabo, including inmate records search and visitation details, individuals can refer to the official website of the Federal Bureau of Prisons or utilize online inmate search platforms specific to the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.










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