Federal Prison Camp, Yankton (FPC Yankton) is a minimum-security United States federal prison for male inmates in Yankton, South Dakota. It is operated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons, a division of the United States Department of Justice.
FPC Yankton is located 60 miles northwest of Sioux City, Iowa, and 85 miles southwest of Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
In popular culture [ edit ]
magazine rated FPC Yankton one of "Americas 10 Cushiest Prisons" in 2009. In describing the facility, Asher Hawkins wrote, "The winters are tough, and the nearest city of any size is at least an hour away, but Yankton is a standalone minimum-security facility with a staff that's not too tough on prisoners. White-collar cons can take classes in accounting, business administration and business management." Forbes [2 ]
Notable inmates [ edit ]
"Shawn Merriman" redirects here. For the football player, see
36404-013 Serving a 12-year sentence; scheduled for release in 2020.
Mormon bishop; pleaded guilty in 2009 to mail fraud for masterminding a Ponzi scheme which defrauded 67 investors of $20 million between 1995 and 2009; the story was featured on the CNBC television program . American Greed [3 ] [4 ]
Michael Baxton, Sr.
09405-025 Released from custody in June 2013; served 1 year.
Former Chief of the Alorton and East St. Louis Police Departments in Illinois; pleaded guilty in 2012 to felony charges of stealing evidence and making false statements to federal investigators.
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43029-112 Served 328 days; released in February 2014.
Director of the 1987 film
, the 1988 film Predator and the 1990 film Die Hard ; pleaded guilty in 2006 to making false statements and The Hunt for Red October perjury for lying to FBI agents and a federal judge investigating illegal wiretapping charges against private investigator Anthony Pellicano. [7 ] [8 ]
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