Federal Correctional Complex, Butner
|Location||Mangum Township, Durham County / Dutchville Township, Granville County, North Carolina|
|Security class||Low, medium and minimum-security (FMC Butner is a medical facility)|
|Population||5,000 (four facilities)|
|Managed by||Federal Bureau of Prisons|
The Federal Correctional Complex, Butner (FCC Butner) is a United States federal prison complex for male inmates in Butner, North Carolina. It is operated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons, a division of the United States Department of Justice. FCC Butner is about 25 miles (40 km) northwest of Raleigh, the state capital. The facility is noted for incarcerating Bernie Madoff, who was convicted for perpetrating the largest Ponzi scheme in history.
The complex consists of four facilities:
- Federal Correctional Institution, Butner Low (FCI Butner Low): a low-security facility.
- Federal Correctional Institution, Butner Medium (FCI Butner Medium): a medium-security facility.
- Federal Correctional Institution 2, Butner Medium (FCI 2 Butner Medium): a medium-security facility
- Federal Medical Center, Butner (FMC Butner): a facility which houses inmates of all security levels with health issues. It is the largest medical/psychological complex in the entire federal prison system and includes a drug treatment program.
|Inmate Name||Register Number||Status||Detail|
|Mel Reynolds||07476-424||Released to a halfway house after his sentence was commuted by President Bill Clinton in 2001; released from custody in 2003.||Illinois Congressman from 1993 to 1995; convicted in 1995 on charges of sexual assault, obstruction of justice and solicitation of child pornography in a connection with his relationship with a 16-year-old campaign worker; convicted in 1997 of bank fraud.|
|Bernard L. Madoff||61727-054||Currently serving a 150 year prison sentence for his role in the Madoff investment scandal.|
|Jonathan Pollard||09185-016||Currently serving a life prison sentence for espionage in Favor of Israel.|
|Lee Farkas||43560-018||Taylor, Bean & Whitaker|
|Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman||34892-054||Indicted by United States for conspiring “to levy a war of urban terrorism against the United States”.|
- "Ex-Congressman Reynolds & wife indicted for fraud". CNN. November 7, 1996. Retrieved 22 October 2013.
- Dorning, Mike (January 21, 2001). "Clinton Grants Clemency, Frees Reynolds". The New York Times. Retrieved 22 October 2013.
- Official profile from the Federal Bureau of Prisons
- "FCI Butner Medium II (design)." John J. Kirlin, LLC.
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