Federal Correctional Institution, Beaumont
near Beaumont, Texas
|Managed by||Federal Bureau of Prisons|
The Federal Correctional Institution, Beaumont (FCI Beaumont) is a United States federal prison for male inmates in Texas. It is part of the Beaumont Federal Correctional Complex (FCC Beaumont) and is operated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons, a division of the United States Department of Justice. It consists of two facilities:
- Federal Correctional Institution, Beaumont Low: a low-security institution
- Federal Correctional Institution, Beaumont Medium: a medium-security institution
FCC Beaumont is located approximately 35 miles from the Gulf of Mexico; 100 miles east of Houston; and 268 miles west of New Orleans, Louisiana.
Facility and programs
FCI Beaumont Medium has 12 general population housing units. Educational opportunities include GED and ESL programs, as well as adult continuing education and correspondence classes. Inmates work at an on-site UNICOR textile factory.
Notable inmates (current)
|Inmate Name||Register Number||Status||Details|
|Alfredo Vasquez-Hernandez||45111-424||Serving a 22-year sentence; scheduled for release in 2030.||Lieutenant in the Sinaloa Cartel and the highest ranking cartel member ever prosecuted in the US; convicted in 2014 of conspiracy to distribute narcotics in connection with a 276-kilogram shipment of cocaine from Mexico to Chicago by train.|
|Abdulrahman Odeh||26548-050||Serving a 15-year sentence; scheduled for release in 2021.||Fundraiser for the Holy Land Foundation, once the largest Islamic charity in the US; convicted in 2008 of providing material support for terrorism for funneling money to the terrorist organization Hamas. Four co-conspirators were also sentenced to prison.|
|Frankie Maybee||10463-010||Serving an 11-year sentence; scheduled for release in 2021.||Convicted for his role in a 2010 incident during which a group of Hispanic men were threatened and run off the road; accomplice Sean Popejoy was sentenced to 4 years; the first individuals sentenced under the 2009 Hate Crimes Prevention Act.|
|Marc Rosenthal||96847-279||Serving a 20-year sentence; scheduled for release in 2030.||Texas attorney; convicted in 2013 of bribery, conspiracy and honest services fraud for providing money and favors to a state judge, Abel Limas, and witnesses in exchange for favorable rulings and false testimony. Limas was sentenced to 6 years.|
|Aurelio Cano Flores||99506-555||Serving a 35-year sentence; scheduled for release in 2039.||Former Mexican police officer and high-ranking member of the Gulf Cartel; convicted in 2013 of conspiring to import multi-ton quantities of cocaine and marijuana into the US; also ordered to forfeit $15 billion in drug proceeds.|
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