In February 2012, Michele O'Neal, a correction officer at the facility, resigned after being charged with sexual abuse of a ward for engaging in a consensual sexual relationship with an inmate at the facility, whom the Federal Bureau of Prisons did not identify. O'Neal pleaded guilty in July and faces two to three years in federal prison when she is sentenced in October.
In October 2012, inmate Phillip Monroe Ballard, 71, was charged with soliciting the murder-for-hire of U.S. District Judge John McBryde from FCI Fort Worth. The indictment alleges that Ballard, who was scheduled to go on trial for tax charges before Judge McBryde, approached another inmate about killing Judge McBryde because Ballard believed that McBryde would sentence him to 20 years in prison. The inmate reported Ballard's statement to prison officials and began working as a confidential source for the FBI. The inmate told Ballard that he knew a man on the outside who would do it, upon which Ballard offered to pay the inmate $100,000 in cash and provided him with detailed instructions, such as how it could be done with a high-powered rifle and scope, and even provided a contingency plan of planting a bomb in the judge’s vehicle to the inmate. The inmate gave Ballard a handwritten letter from an undercover agent posing as the “killer,” which included contact information and notice that the “work” would be completed upon receipt of $5,000. Ballard called the undercover agent four times on September 26, 2012, and the following day, Ballard directed that the $5,000 payment be sent to the address provided by the undercover agent. Ballard's case is pending.
Served half of a five-year sentence from 1980 to July 30, 1982 for extortion
A former Baton Rouge city council member, Gerald was elected to the Louisiana State Senate in 1972 and reelected in 1975 and 1979. He was convicted of having attempted to extort $25,000 from a contractor who faced forthcoming late charges for his failure to complete construction of the Baton Rouge Civic Center before the contract deadline. Gerald continued to receive his Senate salary while in prison until he was expelled on a 33-3 vote in 1981.
Released from federal custody in 1997 after serving 5 years.
Chairman of the Navajo Nation from 1970 to 1989; convicted in 1992 of conspiracy and burglary for inciting his supporters to riot after he was suspended for corruption, leading to the deaths of two protesters.
Currently serving a 15-year sentence; scheduled for release in 2021.
Former Milwaukee police officer; convicted in 2007 of civil rights violations in connection with the knife point beating of Frank Jude, Jr. in 2004; known as the worst incident of police brutality in the city's history; two other officers were also sentenced to prison.