Federal Medical Center, Devens
|Location||Devens, Town of Harvard,
Worcester County, Massachusetts
|Security class||Administrative facility (with minimum-security prison camp)|
|Population||1,000 (130 in prison camp)|
|Managed by||Federal Bureau of Prisons|
The Federal Medical Center, Devens (FMC Devens) is a United States federal prison in Massachusetts for male inmates requiring specialized or long-term medical or mental health care. It is designated as an administrative facility, which means it has inmates from different security classifications, from white-collar criminals to mobsters and sex offenders. It is operated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons, a division of the United States Department of Justice. FMC Devens also has a satellite camp housing minimum-security male inmates.
Facility and services
Upon entering FMC Devens, new inmates undergo a month-long admission and orientation program to meet prison staff, acquaint themselves with the facility, and learn the facility's rules and regulations. They are introduced to the prison’s inmate count system: prisoners are checked on five times a day, at 12:05 a.m., 3 a.m., 5 a.m., 4 p.m., and 10 p.m. On holidays and weekends, there’s an additional count at 10 a.m. New inmates also receive a physical exam and educational, vocational, and psychological tests. Inmates at Devens are subject to random, unannounced urine and Breathalyzer tests, as well as searches for contraband.
FMC Devens has regular onsite specialists in cardiology, nephrology, endocrinology, surgery, neurology and pulmonology. Inmates often leave the facility to see outside specialists and for tests and medical procedures not available in the medical center, according to Sandra Howard, the clinical director at FMC Devens. 
Inmates are allowed six visits a month. Physical contact is allowed so long as it is not deemed excessive. An in-house psychology department offers inmates counseling for depression and suicidal ideation, as well as sex-offender and drug-addiction programs. A chaplain offers religious services and counseling, and volunteers in a prisoner visitation service pay visits to inmates who do not receive many visitors. There are adult continuing-education classes and an electronic library where they can read up on new case law and sentencing guidelines. The prison has a recreation area for floor hockey, basketball, and soccer, a hobby craft room, and a music-practice room.
- Inmates currently held at FMC Devens.
|Inmate Name||Register Number||Status||Details|
|Dzhokhar Tsarnaev||95079-038||Convicted on April 8, 2015 for the Boston Marathon bombings. Awaiting sentencing. Could face the death penalty.||U.S. citizen originally from Kyrgyzstan; charged with committing the Boston Marathon bombings with his brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev on April 15, 2013, which killed 3 people and injured over 200; Tamerlan was killed in a shootout with police on April 19, 2013.|
|Rajaratnam, RajRaj Rajaratnam||62785-054||Serving an 11-year sentence; scheduled for release in 2021.||Former manager of the now-defunct Galleon Group; convicted in 2011 of conspiracy and fraud for masterminding a $64 million insider trading scheme from 2007 to 2009; the story was featured on the CNBC television program American Greed.|
|Franzese, JohnJohn Franzese||70022-158||Serving an 8-year sentence; scheduled for release in 2017.||Former Underboss of the Colombo crime family in New York City; convicted of racketeering conspiracy in 2011 for extorting Manhattan strip clubs; suspected in numerous Mafia-related murders.|
|Locascio, FrankFrank Locascio||36746-053||Serving a life sentence.||Former Underboss of the Gambino crime family in New York City under Boss John Gotti; convicted of racketeering in 1992 for ordering one murder, and directing criminal activities including illegal gambling, obstruction of justice and tax fraud.|
|Rajat Gupta||65892-054||Serving a 2-year sentence; scheduled for release in 2016.||Former director of Goldman Sachs; convicted in 2012 of insider trading for sharing inside financial information with hedge fund manager Raj Rajaratnam.|
- Inmates who served all or most of their sentences at FMC Devens.
|Inmate Name||Register Number||Status||Details|
|Riggi, JohnJohn Riggi||12317-016||Released from custody in November 2012 after serving 22 years.||Former Boss of the DeCavalcante crime family in New Jersey; convicted of racketeering in 1990; pleaded guilty to extortion in 1992, and to conspiracy in 2006 in connection with the 1992 murder of acting Boss John D'Amato.|
|Stockham, RogerRoger Stockham||75098-012||Released from custody in November 2012 after serving 1 year.||Pleaded guilty but mentally ill in 2012 for plotting to bomb the Islamic Center of America in Dearborn, Michigan, the largest mosque in North America, in 2011.|
|Van Pelt, DanielDaniel Van Pelt||39125-050||Released from custody in December 2013; after serving 41 months.||Member of the New Jersey State Assembly from 2008 to 2009; arrested during Operation Bid Rig in 2009; convicted of bribery in 2010 for accepting $10,000 to provide environmental permits for a development project.|
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