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.

Notable inmates[edit]

Inmate Name Register Number Status Detail
Mel Reynolds 07476-424 Released to a halfway house after his sentence was commuted by President Bill Clinton in 2001; released from custody in 2003. Illinois Congressman from 1993 to 1995; convicted in 1995 on charges of sexual assault, obstruction of justice and solicitation of child pornography in a connection with his relationship with a 16-year-old campaign worker; convicted in 1997 of bank fraud.[2][3]
Bernard L. Madoff 61727-054 Currently serving a 150 year prison sentence for his role in the Madoff investment scandal.
Jonathan Pollard 09185-016 Currently serving a life prison sentence for espionage in favor of Israel. Pollard will be paroled on November 20, 2015.[4]
Lee Farkas 43560-018 Taylor, Bean & Whitaker
Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman 34892-054 Indicted by United States for conspiring “to levy a war of urban terrorism against the United States”.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ http://www.bop.gov/locations/institutions/bux/index.jsp
  2. ^ "Ex-Congressman Reynolds & wife indicted for fraud". CNN. November 7, 1996. Retrieved 22 October 2013. 
  3. ^ Dorning, Mike (January 21, 2001). "Clinton Grants Clemency, Frees Reynolds". The New York Times. Retrieved 22 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "Israeli Spy Pollard Will Be Released in November, Lawyers Say". The Wall Street Journal. July 28, 2015. Retrieved July 28, 2015. 

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