Federal Correctional Institution, Elkton

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Federal Correctional Institution, Elkton
Elkton Federal Prison.JPG
LocationElkrun Township, Columbiana County, Ohio
Security classLow-security (with minimum-security prison camp)
Population1,398 (298 in prison camp)
Managed byFederal Bureau of Prisons

The Federal Correctional Institution, Elkton (FCI Elkton) is a low-security United States federal prison for male inmates near Elkton, Ohio. It is operated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons, a division of the United States Department of Justice. It also has an adjacent satellite prison camp that houses low and minimum-security male inmates.

It is located in Elkrun Township, Columbiana County.[1]

FCI Elkton is located in central Columbiana County, Ohio and is 45 miles northwest of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.[2]

Notable incidents[edit]

In 2010, a federal grand jury in Cleveland, Ohio, charged FCI Elkton inmate William J. Platz, age 61, with drawing and distributing visual depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct to another inmate between August 2007 and April 2008.[3] Platz was already serving an 11-year sentence for a child pornography conviction in 2000 and was a co-conspirator with Eric Rosser. Rosser was an FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitive until his capture in 2001.[4] Platz subsequently pleaded guilty and was sentenced to additional prison time, which he served at the Federal Correctional Institution, Seagoville, a low-security facility in Texas. He was released in 2016.[5]

Notable inmates (current and former)[edit]

Names Register Number Status Details
Zachariah Fredrickson 06328-122 Sentenced to 10 years. Scheduled for release on January 29, 2028. Sentenced to 10 years for attempting to entice a 13 year-old minor to engage in unlawful sexual activity.[6]
Peter Gotti 99109-012 Served 17 years of a 25-year sentence; died on February 25, 2021.[7] Boss of the Gambino crime family in New York City after his brother John Gotti's death in 2002; convicted in 2004 of extorting money from contractors and conspiring to murder Sammy Gravano, who testified against John Gotti during his 1992 trial.[8]
Floyd Lee Corkins 32193-016 Serving a 25-year sentence; scheduled for release in 2034. Pleaded guilty in 2013 to a terrorism charge for shooting a security guard at the Washington, DC headquarters of the conservative lobbying group Family Research Council in August 2012 in retaliation for the group's opposition to gay marriage.
Glenn Shriver 44634-039 Released from custody in 2013; served 4 years.[9] American citizen; pleaded guilty in 2010 to attempting to obtain a position with the Central Intelligence Agency in order to access classified national defense information and transmit it to intelligence officers of the People’s Republic of China.[10]
Samuel Mullet Sr. 57560-060 Serving an 11-year sentence; scheduled for release in 2021.[11] Leader of an ultraconservative Amish sect; convicted in 2012 of hate crime conspiracy for masterminding home invasions and forcible beard cuttings in an attempt to shame mainstream members of the Amish community.[12][13][14]
Joseph Vas 30003-050 Served a 6-year sentence; release on February 24, 2017. Boss and political powerhouse in Perth Amboy, NJ for over 20 years. Indicted on corruption and a variety of other charges.[15]
Jimmy Dimora 56275-060 28 year sentence, scheduled for release on August 21, 2036 Cuyahoga County commissioner, convicted of racketeering, tax fraud, bribery, extortion, and conspiracy.
Billy McFarland 91186-054 6 year sentence, scheduled for release on August 30, 2023. Sentenced to 6 years in October 2018 after pleading guilty to two counts of wire fraud amounting to more than $26 million that occurred during his promotion of the fraudulent Fyre Festival music festival.
Scott Tyree 45380-083 Released from custody in 09/22/2021; Served a 19 year and 7 month sentence.[16] Kidnapper of Alicia Kozakiewicz.[17][18]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "2020 CENSUS - CENSUS BLOCK MAP: Elkrun township, OH" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2022-08-01. Federal Correctional Institution Elkton
  2. ^ "FCI Elkton". Federal Bureau of Prisons.
  3. ^ "Federal Inmate Indicted on Child Pornography Charges". Federal Bureau of Investigation.
  4. ^ "Overview and History: Online Child Pornography/Child Sexual Exploitation Investigations". Federal Bureau of Investigation. Archived from the original on 2013-04-01.
  5. ^ "Inmate Locator - William J. Platz". Federal Bureau of Prisons.
  6. ^ "Man sentenced to ten years in prison for attempted sexual enticement of a 13-year-old girl". November 7, 2021. Retrieved November 7, 2021.
  7. ^ Michael Balsamo (25 February 2021). "Gambine crime family's elder Gotti, Peter, dies in prison". Associated Press. Retrieved 15 March 2021.
  8. ^ Robert D. McFadden; Thomas J. Lueck (December 23, 2004). "Peter Gotti Is Found Guilty In Murder and Racket Case". The New York Times. Retrieved 18 March 2013.
  9. ^ Wise, David (June 7, 2012). "Mole-in-Training: How China Tried to Infiltrate the CIA". Washingtonian. Washingtonian Magazine, Inc. Retrieved 29 August 2015.
  10. ^ "Michigan Man Sentenced 48 Months for Attempting to Spy for the People's Republic of China". United States Department of Justice. 2011-01-21. Retrieved 2013-05-08.
  11. ^ Furlong, Saloma (March 15, 2015). "Sam Mullet's continued imprisonment is a victory for justice: Saloma Miller Furlong (Opinion)". cleveland.com. Northeast Ohio Media Group LLC. Retrieved 7 October 2015.
  12. ^ Sheeran, Thomas J. (September 20, 2012). "Amish guilty of hate crimes in Ohio hair attacks". The Washington Times. Retrieved 6 April 2013.
  13. ^ Gabriel, Trip (February 8, 2013). "Amish Sect Leader Sentenced to 15 Years in Hair-Cutting Attacks". The New York Times. Retrieved 6 April 2013.
  14. ^ "Sixteen People Sentenced To Prison For Federal Hate Crimes". US Department of Justice. February 8, 2013. Retrieved 6 April 2013.
  15. ^ Epstein, Sue (2011-06-29). "Former Perth Amboy mayor Joseph Vas begins prison sentence". NJ.com. Retrieved 2016-08-22.
  16. ^ "Inmate Locator".
  17. ^ "Scott Tyree sent back to prison".
  18. ^ [valawyersweekly.com/2020/07/20/inmates-claim-over-officials-delayed-response-revived/ "Inmates claim over officials delayed response to Coronavirus"]. 2020-07-20. {{cite web}}: Check |url= value (help)

Coordinates: 40°46′21″N 80°42′17″W / 40.77250°N 80.70472°W / 40.77250; -80.70472