Federal Correctional Institution, El Reno
|Location||El Reno, Canadian County, Oklahoma|
|Security class||Medium-security (with minimum-security prison camp)|
|Population||1,000 (265 in prison camp)|
|Managed by||Federal Bureau of Prisons|
|Warden||Jody R. Upton|
Federal Correctional Institution, El Reno (FCI El Reno) is a medium-security United States federal prison for male inmates in Oklahoma. It is operated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons, a division of the United States Department of Justice. The facility also has an adjacent satellite camp for minimum-security male offenders.
It has one of two remaining farm facilities in the BOP.
FCI El Reno is located in central Oklahoma, 30 miles west of Oklahoma City.
The El Reno Reformatory was named the United States Southwestern Reformatory (abbreviated U.S.S.R.) when it opened April 4, 1933, to receive inmates transferred from USP Leavenworth, Kansas, the Federal Reformatory at Chillicothe, Ohio, and the Federal Prison Camp at Fort Riley, Kansas. In 1938, it was renamed the Federal Reformatory, El Reno, Oklahoma. It evolved into a Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) for young adults (ages 18 – 26) who needed to be in a medium security facility. In the late 1970s, it began receiving medium-security prisoners of all ages.
FCI El Reno was established to house younger prisoners. President Barack Obama visited FCI El Reno on July 16, 2015. This was the first time a sitting President has ever visited a federal prison.
On December 19, 2004, inmate Carlos Brewster escaped from the minimum-security prison camp at FCI El Reno. A fugitive task force led by the US Marshals Service apprehended Brewster three weeks later at a fast-food restaurant in East Los Angeles, California. Brewster was returned to Oklahoma, where he had additional time added to the 21-year sentence he was serving for possession with intent to distribute cocaine.
In August 2011, inmate Joe Villarreal escaped from FCI El Reno, where he was serving a 147-month sentence for drug trafficking. He was apprehended in the city of El Reno several hours later. Villarreal was subsequently sentenced to an additional 46 months in prison for the escape and for possessing a shank in the prison prior to his escape.
|Inmate Name||Register Number||Photo||Status||Details|
|Kwame Kilpatrick||44678-039||Serving a 28-year sentence; scheduled for release in 2037.||Mayor of Detroit from 2002 to 2008; convicted of racketeering conspiracy and other charges in 2013 for using his office to commit extortion, bribery and fraud; co-conspirator Bobby Ferguson was sentenced to 21 years.|
|Joel Lopez, Sr.||20142-079||Serving a life sentence.||Drug trafficker; convicted in 2009 of attempting to hire a member of the Latin Kings gang to kidnap and murder US District Judge Ricardo Hinojosa in retaliation for Hinojosa sentencing him to life in prison in 2006.|
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