June 11, 2018 | John Beauge | PennLive
LEWISBURG - The mission of the Lewisburg Federal Penitentiary is about to change after nearly a decade of housing the worst of the worst inmates who have created problems in other prisons.
The U.S. Bureau of Prisons has announced it is transferring the special management unit from Lewisburg to a high-security prison in Thomson, Ill. The first transfers are expected to take place late this year.
Special management inmates are locked in their cells 23 hours a day, eat their meals there and are escorted to recreation pens.