Federal Correctional Institution, Beaumont

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Federal Correctional Institution, Beaumont
FCI Beaumont Low.jpg
Location Jefferson County,
near Beaumont, Texas
Status Operational
Security class Low-security
Opened 1998
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 facility
  • Federal Correctional Institution, Beaumont Medium: a medium-security facility

FCC Beaumont is located approximately 35 miles from the Gulf of Mexico; 100 miles east of Houston; and 190 miles west of Baton Rouge, Louisiana.[1]

Facility and programs[edit]

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.[2]

Notable inmates[edit]

Inmate Name Register Number Photo Status Details
Abdulrahman Odeh 26548-050 Holy Land Foundation.jpg Serving a 15-year sentence; scheduled for release in 2021.[3] 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.[4]
Aurelio Cano Flores 99506-555 Cano-Flores Aurelio.jpg 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.[5][6]
Baldemar Sambrano Villarreal 03367-078 Serving a life sentence; never to be released. Convicted murderer; responsible for the murder of police constable Darrell Lunsford in January, 1991. Villarreal and two others were transporting marijuana from Texas to Illinois when they were pulled over by Lunsford. When Lunsford requested to search the trunk of the vehicle, Villarreal and his accomplices tackled Lunsford to the ground. Villarreal then took Lunsford's own service weapon and murdered him with the handgun. He was sentenced to spend the remainder of his life in jail for the murder and is to never be released from prison.[7][8]
Marc Rosenthal 96847-279 Serving a 20-year sentence; scheduled for release in 2030.[9] 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.[10][11]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FCI Beaumont Low". Federal Bureau of Prisons. 
  2. ^ Bosworth, Mary (2002). The U.S. Federal Prison System. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. p. 175. ISBN 0761923047. 
  3. ^ "Abdulrahman Odeh". Denver Anarchist Black Cross. August 27, 2015. Retrieved 5 October 2015. 
  4. ^ "Federal Judge Hands Downs Sentences in Holy Land Foundation Case". US Department of Justice. May 27, 2009. Retrieved 26 October 2013. 
  5. ^ United Press International (May 13, 2013). "Gulf Cartel figure gets 35 years in federal prison". United Press International, Inc. Retrieved 15 January 2014. 
  6. ^ "High Ranking Gulf Cartel Member Sentenced in Washington, D.C., to 35 Years in Prison for Drug Trafficking". US Department of Justice. May 13, 2013. Retrieved 15 January 2014. 
  7. ^ "Constable's death seen on videotape". The New York Times. Garrison, Texas. January 25, 1991. 
  8. ^ "Videotaped murder leads to convictions in Texas". History.com. Garrison, Texas. 1991. 
  9. ^ Perez-Trevino, Emma (July 27, 2015). "Rosenthal appeal set for Aug. 31". The Brownsville Herald. Retrieved 14 October 2015. 
  10. ^ Chapa, Sergio (December 3, 2013). "Attorney Marc Rosenthal gets 20 years in federal prison". Chesapeake Media. Retrieved 26 January 2014. 
  11. ^ "Austin Attorney Marc G. Rosenthal Sentenced to Federal Prison in Connection with South Texas Bribery Scheme". Federal Bureau of Investigation. December 4, 2013. Retrieved 26 January 2014. 

Coordinates: 29°57′35″N 94°4′14″W / 29.95972°N 94.07056°W / 29.95972; -94.07056