Federal Correctional Institution, Coleman

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FCI, Coleman Low & Medium
FCI Coleman.jpg
FCI, Coleman Low pictured.
LocationSumter County, Florida
Security classLow security
Medium security
Managed byFederal Bureau of Prisons

Federal Correctional Institution (FCI), Coleman refers to either of two separate and distinct FCIs housing male offenders, namely Federal Correctional Institution, Coleman Low or Federal Correctional Institution, Coleman Medium. Both institutions form part of the Federal Correctional Complex (FCC) Coleman and are operated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons, a division of the United States Department of Justice.[1][2]

FCI Coleman Medium additionally includes a minimum security satellite prison camp for female inmates.[2]

FCC Coleman is located in central Florida approximately 50 miles northwest of Orlando, 60 miles northeast of Tampa, and 35 miles south of Ocala.[1][2]

Notable incidents[edit]

In early 2000, federal investigators discovered that inmate Roy Ageloff was directing fraudulent activities from FCI Coleman. Ageloff, a former stockbroker, was convicted of money laundering in 1998 for masterminding a securities manipulation scheme in the 1990s which swindled thousands of investors out of millions of dollars. An investigation uncovered that Ageloff was continuing to give his co-conspirators, including his brother, instructions regarding the management, transfer, concealment and investment of proceeds from the scheme. Ageloff gave these instructions during prison visits, recorded telephone conversations, and through prison e-mail. Ageloff's co-conspirators continued to receive criminal proceeds in the form of cash payments and checks. In August 2000, Ageloff pleaded guilty to federal racketeering charges and was subsequently sentenced to 96 months in federal prison. Ageloff's brother, Michael Ageloff, pleaded guilty to money laundering and received a 48-month sentence in 2009.[3][4]

Notable inmates[edit]

Current and Former[edit]

Inmate Name Delroy Andre. Holmes Register Numbers 51202018 Photo Status Details
Ruben Zuno-Arce 43203-080 Died in custody in 2012 while serving a life sentence.[5] Drug cartel figures convicted in connection with the 1985 kidnapping and murder of US Drug Enforcement Administration Agent Enrique Camarena.[6]
Linda Schrenko 56443-019 Released from custody in August 2013; served 6 years.[7] Georgia Superintendent of Schools from 1994 to 2004; pleaded guilty in 2006 to fraud and money laundering for embezzling over $600,000 in federal education funds.
Matthew Bevan Cox 40171-018 Matthew Cox mug-2.jpg Now at RRM Orlando Former mortgage broker and US Secret Service Most Wanted fugitive; pleaded guilty in 2007 to masterminding a mortgage fraud scheme, stealing $15 million from 100 victims in eight states; the story was featured on the CNBC television program American Greed.
James Nichols 24268-112 Now at CI Taft Convicted in 2003 of orchestrating the Miracle cars scam, one of the largest advance fee frauds in US history, during which 4,000 people bought cars that did not exist, losing over $21 million; the story was featured on the CNBC television show American Greed.[8][9]
Clayton Roueche 36994-177 Now at FCI Stafford Leader of the United Nations gang, a violent Canadian-based criminal organization; pleaded guilty to drug trafficking and money laundering in 2009.[10][11]
Ghassan Elashi 29687-177 Now at USP McCreary Former Chairman of the Holy Land Foundation; convicted in 2008 of providing material support for terrorism charges for funneling money to the terrorist organization Hamas. Four co-conspirators were also convicted.[12][13]
Justin Volpe 49477-053 Now at FCI Beaumont Former New York City Police officer; convicted in 1999 of torturing prisoner Abner Louima in the bathroom of the 70th Precinct stationhouse in Brooklyn, New York in 1997 in one of the most high-profile cases of police brutality in US history.[14]
Terry Flenory 32454-044 Now at FCI Ashland Co-founder of the Black Mafia Family criminal organization; pleaded guilty in 2007 to leading a national drug trafficking operation based in Detroit, Michigan with his brother, Demetrius Flenory, who was also sentenced to 30 years.[15]
Corrine Brown 67315-018 Corrinebrown.jpeg Serving a 60-month sentence; scheduled for release on June 6, 2022. Former United States Representative; convicted in 2017 of using a sham charity as a personal slush fund.[16]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "FCI Coleman Low". www.bop.gov. Federal Bureau of Prisons.
  2. ^ a b c "FCI Coleman Medium". www.bop.gov. Federal Bureau of Prisons.
  3. ^ Edwards, Amy L. (July 23, 2009). "Money scheme adds to prison term". Orlando Sentinel.
  4. ^ "Former Stockbroker Sentenced for Money Laundering". Federal Bureau of Investigation.
  5. ^ Yardley, William (September 19, 2012). "Rubén Zuno Arce, Guilty in Drug Killing, Dies at 82". The New York Times. Retrieved 1 October 2015.
  6. ^ Rosenzweig, David (August 20, 1998). "Accomplice in Drug Agent's Killing Loses Bid for New Trial". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 25 October 2013.
  7. ^ "Schrenko Released from Federal Prison". WRDW-TV Augusta, Georgia. March 7, 2013. Retrieved 1 October 2015.
  8. ^ Phillips, John (October 2003). "The Miracle Cars". Car and Driver. Retrieved 27 October 2013.
  9. ^ "American Greed: Driven By Greed". CNBC. Retrieved 27 October 2013.
  10. ^ "Vancouver gang leader pleads guilty, U.S. prosecutor to seek 30-year sentence - British Columbia - CBC News". Cbc.ca. 2009-04-29. Retrieved 2013-03-08.
  11. ^ Carter, Mike (2011-02-15). "Local News | Canadian drug kingpin resentenced to 30 years in pen | Seattle Times Newspaper". O.seattletimes.nwsource.com. Retrieved 2013-03-08.
  12. ^ Kovach, Gretel C. (November 25, 2008). "Five Convicted in Terrorism Financing Trial". The New York Times.
  13. ^ "USDOJ: Federal Judge Hands Downs Sentences in Holy Land Foundation Case". Justice.gov. 2009-05-27. Retrieved 2014-03-15.
  14. ^ Joseph P. Fried (December 14, 1999). "VOLPE SENTENCED TO A 30-YEAR TERM IN LOUIMA TORTURE - New York Times". New York Times. Retrieved July 15, 2012.
  15. ^ "News from DEA, Domestic Field Divisions, Detroit News Releases, 09/12/08". Justice.gov. 2008-09-12. Archived from the original on 2013-06-20. Retrieved 2013-06-10.
  16. ^ Dearen, Jason. "Ex-U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown gets 5 years in prison".

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