Federal Correctional Institution, Bastrop

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Federal Correctional Institution, Bastrop
FCI Bastrop.jpg
Location Camp Swift, Bastrop County, Texas
Status Operational
Security class Low-security
Capacity 793
Opened 1979
Managed by Federal Bureau of Prisons

The Federal Correctional Institution, Bastrop (FCI Bastrop) is a low-security United States federal prison for male inmates in Texas. 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 offenders.

FCI Bastrop is located 8 miles north of the city of Bastrop and 30 miles southeast of Austin.[1]

Notable incidents[edit]

On November 20, 2009, inmates Leandro Luna, 52, and Adan Chavez, 53, escaped from FCI Bastrop. The two were able to simply walk away from the facility since they were being held at the minimum-security prison camp, which has no perimeter fence. Hector Gomez, a Deputy US Marshal assigned to the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force, a team of law enforcement agents consisting of local authorities, Texas Rangers and US Marshals, said the escape had probably been in the works "for a long time" and that the task force believed that Luna and Chavez, who were serving sentences for narcotics convictions, were attempting to flee to Mexico. It took authorities two days to notify the public of the escape. Prison officials would not elaborate on the specifics of the escape or why the public was not notified sooner.[2][3] Six days after the escape, Mexican authorities apprehended Luna and Chavez in Ciudad Acuña, Mexico, across from the border city of Del Rio, Texas. It was subsequently discovered that Luna and Chavez had stolen a Federal Bureau of Prisons vehicle during their escape, which was recovered in a parking lot in East Austin, Texas.[4]

Notable Inmates[edit]

Current[edit]

Inmate Name Register Number Photo Status Details
Sam Hurd 44162-424 Sam Hurd.JPG Serving a 15-year sentence; scheduled for release in 2025.[5] Former National Football League player; pleaded guilty in 2013 to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance in connection with his attempt to form a cocaine and marijuana ring in Chicago, Illinois.[6][7][8]

Former[edit]

Inmate Name Register Number Photo Status Details
Richard Causey 29261-179 Released from custody in 2011; served 4 years.[9] Former chief accountant of the now-defunct Enron Corporation; pleaded guilty to securities fraud for misleading shareholders about Enron's financial problems prior to the company's 2001 collapse.[10][11][12][13]
Chris Lamprecht 61153-080 Released from custody in 2000; served 5 years.[14] Computer hacker; known as the first person to be legally barred from using the Internet; pleaded guilty to money laundering in 1995 for stealing and selling telecommunications equipment.[15]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FCI Bastrop". Federal Bureau of Prisons. 
  2. ^ Hinkle, Josh (November 22, 2009). "Two escape federal prison in Bastrop". LIN Television of Texas. Retrieved 8 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "Buda Police Department Joins Lone Star Fugitive Task Force". US Department of Justice. October 3, 2011. Retrieved 8 April 2013. 
  4. ^ Rydquist, Sigfrid (November 26, 2009). "Bastrop prison escapees caught". LIN Television of Texas. Retrieved 8 April 2013. 
  5. ^ McKnight, Michael (November 15, 2013). "Sam Hurd spared life, but sentenced to 15 years for drug trafficking". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 15 November 2013. 
  6. ^ Associated Press (April 11, 2013). "Ex-NFL player Hurd pleads guilty to drug charge". sportsillustrated.com. Retrieved 14 April 2013. 
  7. ^ Hopkins, Jared S. (April 11, 2013). "Hurd pleads guilty to drug trafficking". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 14 April 2013. 
  8. ^ "Former NFL Player Sam Hurd Pleads Guilty To Role In Cocaine And Marijuana Distribution Conspiracy". US Department of Justice. April 11, 2013. Retrieved 14 April 2013. 
  9. ^ Brubaker Calkins, Laurel (January 3, 2007). "Causey Heads To Prison for Role in Enron". The Washington Post. Retrieved 28 August 2015. 
  10. ^ Kristen Hays (January 3, 2007). "Prisons familiar territory in Enron storyline". The Houston Chronicle. 
  11. ^ Johnson, Carrie (November 16, 2006). "Former Enron Accountant Gets 5 1/2 Years for Fraud". The Washington Post. 
  12. ^ Hunt, Katherine (January 3, 2007). "Ex-Enron exec Richard Causey reports to prison: AP". The Wall Street Journal. 
  13. ^ Brubaker-Calkins, Laurel (January 3, 2007). "Causey Heads To Prison for Role in Enron". Washington Post. Retrieved 25 October 2013. 
  14. ^ Nash, Kim S. (October 23, 1998). "What happens to computer criminals in jail?". CNN. Cable News Network. Retrieved 28 August 2015. 
  15. ^ Silberman, Steve (December 3, 1997). "Twice Removed: Locked Up and Barred from Net". Wired. Retrieved 25 October 2013. 

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Coordinates: 30°11′30″N 97°18′28″W / 30.19167°N 97.30778°W / 30.19167; -97.30778