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 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.[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 (current)[edit]

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.[3]
Abdulrahman Odeh 26548-050 Serving a 15-year sentence; scheduled for release in 2021.[4] 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.[5]
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.[6]
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.[7][8]
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.[9][10]

See also[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. ^ http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-sinaloa-cartel-sentencing-met-20141124-story.html
  4. ^ "Abdulrahman Odeh". Denver Anarchist Black Cross. August 27, 2015. Retrieved 5 October 2015. 
  5. ^ "Federal Judge Hands Downs Sentences in Holy Land Foundation Case". US Department of Justice. May 27, 2009. Retrieved 26 October 2013. 
  6. ^ Parker, Suzi (September 28, 2011). "Judge sentences Arkansas men to prison under hate crimes law". Reuters. Retrieved 27 October 2013. 
  7. ^ Chapa, Sergio (December 3, 2013). "Attorney Marc Rosenthal gets 20 years in federal prison". Chesapeake Media. Retrieved 26 January 2014. 
  8. ^ "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. 
  9. ^ United Press International (May 13, 2013). "Gulf Cartel figure gets 35 years in federal prison". United Press International, Inc. Retrieved 15 January 2014. 
  10. ^ "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. 

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