Federal Correctional Institution, Cumberland
near Cumberland, Maryland
|Security class||Medium-security (with minimum-security prison camp)|
|Population||1,179 (304 in prison camp)|
|Managed by||Federal Bureau of Prisons|
The Federal Correctional Institution, Cumberland (FCI Cumberland) is a medium-security United States federal prison for male inmates in Maryland. It is operated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons, a division of the United States United States Department of Justice. The facility also has a satellite prison camp for minimum-security male offenders.
FCI Cumberland also has a license plate manufacturing center, where inmates produce license plates used on federal government vehicles.
On July 21, 2010, inmate and former NYPD Commissioner Bernard Kerik used the social website Twitter to post his opposition to the opening of the Park51 Islamic Community Center near Ground Zero. The post read, "If we let them defile ground zero with a beachhead for sharia we will validate their sense of victory on 9/11 and encourage future attacks on America. No mosque at Ground Zero" and included a link to a Web video showing the Twin Towers falling. A Federal Bureau of Prisons official told Salon, "Inmates don't have Internet access. He probably has a family member doing it for him." The official also said Kerik may have access to something called TRULINCS, a prison e-mail system that allows inmates to exchange e-mails with people (typically family members or friends) on an approved list.
|Inmate Name||Register Number||Status||Details|
|Cameron Douglas||70707-054||Set to be released March 18, 2017||On July 28, 2009, Douglas was arrested by the Drug Enforcement Administration for possession of 0.5 pounds (0.23 kg) of methamphetamine. Due to the large amount of the drug seized, Douglas was charged with intent to distribute. The charge carries a minimum prison sentence of 10 years and a maximum of life.|
|John Willis (gangster)||93950-038||Set to be released October 27, 2028||Organized crime figured convicted of drug smuggling and money laundering.|
|Jeffrey MacDonald||00131-177||Serving a life sentence.||Former US Army doctor; convicted in 1979 of the 1970 murders of his wife and two children in their home at Fort Bragg Army Base in North Carolina; the case was the subject of author Joe McGinniss' book Fatal Vision.|
|Vittorio Amuso||38740-079||Serving a life sentence.||Boss of the Lucchese crime family in New York City; convicted in 1992 of racketeering and murder in connection with nine murders, as well as extortion, gambling and labor corruption.|
|Ed Brown||03923-049||Serving a 37-year sentence; scheduled for release in 2045.||Sovereign citizen movement member; convicted in 2009 of conspiracy for stockpiling bombs and firearms during an 8-month standoff with authorities attempting to apprehend him and his wife, Elaine Brown, for a 2007 tax evasion conviction.|
|Inmate Name||Register Number||Status||Details|
|Bernard Kerik||84888-054||Released from custody in 2013; served 3 years.||Former NYPD Commissioner and Homeland Security Secretary nominee under President George W. Bush; pleaded guilty in 2009 to tax evasion for accepting services from a company in return for his assistance in obtaining a city construction permit.|
|Jack Abramoff||27593-112||Released from custody in 2010; served 42 months.||Republican Party activist and former Washington, D.C. lobbyist at the center of the largest lobbying scandal in US political history; pleaded guilty in 2006 to fraud, tax evasion and conspiracy to bribe public officials.|
|Solomon Dwek||27925-050||Released from custody in 2015; served 29 months.||Former real estate investor and key informant for Operation Bid Rig, one of the largest corruption stings in US history resulting in the convictions of dozens of public officials in New Jersey; arrested in 2006 for masterminding a $50 million bank fraud.|
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