Federal Correctional Institution, Oxford

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Federal Correctional Institution, Oxford
FCI Oxford.jpg
Location New Chester, Adams County,
near Oxford, Wisconsin
Status Operational
Security class Medium-security (with minimum-security prison camp)
Population 1,000 (200 in prison camp)
Managed by Federal Bureau of Prisons
Warden Carol Holinka

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

FCI Oxford is located in Adams County, in central Wisconsin, 60 miles north of Madison, the state capital.[1]

Notable incidents[edit]

Although rarer than in state prisons or high-security federal prisons, serious incidents of violence do occur at low and medium-security federal prisons such as FCI Oxford. On June 21, 2011, Timothy Washington, a 48-year-old inmate serving a sentence for drug trafficking stabbed another inmate with a homemade prison weapon known as a shank. The victim, who the Bureau of Prisons did not identify, suffered 16 stab wounds, but survived the assault. Washington pleaded guilty to assault with a dangerous weapon in February 2012 and was sentenced to an additional 33 months in prison.[2] He was transferred to a high-security facility and is scheduled for release in 2026.[3]

Notable Inmates (current and former)[edit]

Inmate Name Register Number Status Details
Dan Rostenkowski 25338-016 Released in 1997 after serving 17 months; pardoned in 2000 by President Bill Clinton. Former Illinois Congressman and Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee; arrested in connection with the Jack Abramoff Indian lobbying scandal; pleaded guilty to mail fraud in 1996 for using federal money to pay for personal favors and gifts.[4][5]
Kifah Jayyousi 39551-039 Serving a 12-year sentence; scheduled for release in 2017. Co-defendant of Jose Padilla; convicted in 2007 of murder conspiracy and providing material support for terrorism for sending money, equipment, and recruits to support jihad overseas.[6][7]
Abdulrahman Odeh 26548-050 Serving a 15-year sentence; scheduled for release in 2021. Fundraiser for the Holy Land Foundation, once the largest Islamic charity in the US; convicted in 2008 of providing material support for terrorism for funneling money to the terrorist organization Hamas. Four co-conspirators were also sentenced to prison.[8]
Shaker Masri 22960-424 Serving a 9-year sentence; scheduled for release in 2019. US citizen and Chicago resident; pleaded guilty in 2012 to attempting to provide material support for terrorism for planning to travel abroad and perform a suicide bombing for the Somali terrorist organization Al-Shabaab in 2010.[9][10]
Ryan Teel 08230-043 Serving a life sentence. Former Mississippi correction officer; convicted of civil rights violations in 2007 in connection with the 2006 beating death of prisoner Jessie Lee Williams, Jr. at the Harrison County Detention Center; nine other officers were also convicted.[11][12]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "FCI Oxford". Federal Bureau of Prisons. 
  2. ^ "Federal Prison Inmate Sentenced for Assault". Federal Bureau of Investigation. Retrieved 15 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "Inmate Locator - Timothy C. Washington". Federal Bureau of Prisons. Retrieved 15 March 2013. 
  4. ^ Rosenbaum, David E. (April 10, 1996). "Rostenkowski Pleads Guilty To Mail Fraud". The New York Times. Retrieved 15 March 2013. 
  5. ^ "Dan Rostenkowski, Ex-Rep. Sent to Prison, Dies". CBS News. Retrieved 15 March 2013. 
  6. ^ "#07-624: 08-16-07 Jose Padilla and Co-Defendants Convicted of Conspire to Murder Individuals Overseas, Providing Material Support to Terrorists". Justice.gov. Retrieved 2014-03-15. 
  7. ^ "Kifah Wael Jayyousi". Historycommons.org. Retrieved 2014-03-15. 
  8. ^ "Federal Judge Hands Downs Sentences in Holy Land Foundation Case". US Department of Justice. May 27, 2009. Retrieved 26 October 2013. 
  9. ^ Hirst, Ellen Jean (December 11, 2012). "Chicago Man Gets Ten Years in Overseas Terrorism Plot". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 24 September 2013. 
  10. ^ "CHICAGO MAN SENTENCED TO NEARLY 10 YEARS IN PRISON FOR PLANNING TRAVEL TO SOMALIA TO JOIN AL-SHABAAB IN JIHAD COMBA". US Department of Justice. December 11, 2012. Retrieved 24 September 2013. 
  11. ^ "Former Mississippi Corrections Officer Sentenced for Role in Death of Inmate After Beating in Jail Booking Room". US Department of Justice. Retrieved 15 March 2013. 
  12. ^ "Former Jailer Ryan Teel Sentenced To Life In Prison". WLOX 13. Retrieved 15 March 2013. 

Coordinates: 43°51′55″N 89°38′58″W / 43.86528°N 89.64944°W / 43.86528; -89.64944