Federal Correctional Institution, Elkton

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Federal Correctional Institution, Elkton
Location Elkton, Ohio
Status Operational
Security class Low-security (with minimum-security prison camp)
Population 1,960 (620 in prison camp)
Managed by Federal Bureau of Prisons

The Federal Correctional Institution, Elkton (FCI Elkton) is a low-security United States federal prison for male inmates in Ohio. It is operated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons, a division of the United States Department of Justice. It also has an adjacent satellite prison camp that houses low and minimum-security male inmates.

FCI Elkton is located in central Columbiana County, Ohio and is 45 miles northwest of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.[1]

Notable incidents[edit]

In 2010, a federal grand jury in Cleveland, Ohio, charged FCI Elkton inmate William J. Platz, age 61, with drawing and distributing visual depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct to another inmate between August 2007 and April 2008.[2] Platz was already serving an 11-year sentence for a child pornography conviction in 2000 and was a co-conspirator with Eric Rosser. Rosser was an FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitive until his capture in 2001.[3] Platz subsequently pleaded guilty and was sentenced to additional prison time, which he is serving at the Federal Correctional Institution, Seagoville, a low-security facility in Texas. He is scheduled for release in 2016.[4]

Notable Inmates (current and former)[edit]

Inmate Name Register Number Status Details
Peter Gotti 99109-012 Serving a 25-year sentence; scheduled for release in 2032. Boss of the Gambino crime family in New York City after his brother John Gotti's death in 2002; convicted in 2004 of extorting money from contractors and conspiring to murder Sammy Gravano, who testified against John Gotti during his 1992 trial.[5]
Shriver, GlennGlenn Shriver 44634-039 Released from custody in 2013; served 4 years. American citizen; pleaded guilty in 2010 to attempting to obtain a position with the Central Intelligence Agency in order to access classified national defense information and transmit it to intelligence officers of the People’s Republic of China.[6]
Sorensen, BartleyBartley Sorensen 33283-068 Serving an 8-year sentence; scheduled for release in 2019. Suspended Catholic priest from Pennsylvania; pleaded guilty in 2013 to violating child exploitation laws for possessing thousands of images of minors engaging in sexually explicit and sadomasochistic acts.[7][8]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "FCI Elkton". Federal Bureau of Prisons. 
  2. ^ "Federal Inmate Indicted on Child Pornography Charges". Federal Bureau of Investigation. 
  3. ^ "Overview and History: Online Child Pornography/Child Sexual Exploitation Investigations". Federal Bureau of Investigation. 
  4. ^ "Inmate Locator - William J. Platz". Federal Bureau of Prisons. 
  5. ^ Robert D. McFadden; Thomas J. Lueck (December 23, 2004). "Peter Gotti Is Found Guilty In Murder and Racket Case". The New York Times. Retrieved 18 March 2013. 
  6. ^ "Michigan Man Sentenced 48 Months for Attempting to Spy for the People’s Republic of China". United States Department of Justice. 2011-01-21. Retrieved 2013-05-08. 
  7. ^ Associated Press (January 2, 2013). "Suspended Pittsburgh-area priest sentenced to more than 8 years for sadomasochistic child porn". Fox News. Retrieved 1 April 2013. 
  8. ^ "Priest Sentenced to Eight Years in Prison for Possessing Pornographic Images of Children". Federal Bureau of Investigation. January 2, 2013. Retrieved 1 April 2013. 

Coordinates: 40°46′21″N 80°42′17″W / 40.77250°N 80.70472°W / 40.77250; -80.70472