Federal Correctional Complex, Butner

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Federal Correctional Complex, Butner
Location Mangum Township, Durham County / Dutchville Township, Granville County, North Carolina
Status Operational
Security class Minimum, Low, Medium and administrative security (FMC Butner is a medical facility)
Population 5,000 (four facilities)
Managed by Federal Bureau of Prisons

The Federal Correctional Complex, Butner (FCC Butner) is a United States federal prison complex for male inmates in Butner, North Carolina. It is operated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons, a division of the United States Department of Justice. FCC Butner is about 25 miles (40 km) northwest of Raleigh, the state capital. It is the largest medical complex in the Bureau. While specializing in oncology and behavioral science, it has inmates with a wide variety of medical problems. It includes a drug treatment program.[1] The facility is noted for incarcerating Bernie Madoff, who was convicted for perpetrating the largest Ponzi scheme in history.

The complex consists of four facilities:

The complex lies directly on the county line between Durham County to the west and Granville County to the east.

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Coordinates: 36°08′22″N 78°48′16″W / 36.13944°N 78.80442°W / 36.13944; -78.80442