Federal Correctional Institution, Elkton

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Federal Correctional Institution, Elkton
Elkton Federal Prison.JPG
Location Elkrun Township, Columbiana County, Ohio
Status Operational
Security class Low-security (with minimum-security prison camp)
Population 1,960 (620 in prison camp)
Managed by Federal 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.

FCI Elkton is located in central Columbiana County, Ohio and is 45 miles northwest of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.[1]

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.[2] 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.[3] 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.[4]

Notable Inmates (current and former)[edit]

Inmate Name Register Number Status Details
Peter Gotti 99109-012 Serving a 25-year sentence; scheduled for release in 2032.[5] 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.[6]
Shriver, GlennGlenn Shriver 44634-039 Released from custody in 2013; served 4 years.[7] 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.[8]
Samuel Mullet, Sr. 57560-060 Serving an 11-year sentence; scheduled for released in 2021.[9] 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.[10][11][12]
Joseph Vas 30003-050 Serving a 6-year sentence; scheduled for release in 2017. Boss and political powerhouse in Perth Amboy, NJ for over 20 years. Indicted on corruption and a variety of other charges.[13]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FCI Elkton". Federal Bureau of Prisons. 
  2. ^ "Federal Inmate Indicted on Child Pornography Charges". Federal Bureau of Investigation. 
  3. ^ "Overview and History: Online Child Pornography/Child Sexual Exploitation Investigations". Federal Bureau of Investigation. 
  4. ^ "Inmate Locator - William J. Platz". Federal Bureau of Prisons. 
  5. ^ Foster, David (June 13, 2014). "Ex-Trenton Mayor Tony Mack's convicted brother to report to Ohio prison next week". trentonian.com. The Trentonian. Retrieved 5 October 2015. 
  6. ^ 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. 
  7. ^ Wise, David (June 7, 2012). "Mole-in-Training: How China Tried to Infiltrate the CIA". Washingtonian. Washingtonian Magazine, Inc. Retrieved 29 August 2015. 
  8. ^ "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. 
  9. ^ 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. 
  10. ^ Sheeran, Thomas J. (September 20, 2012). "Amish guilty of hate crimes in Ohio hair attacks". The Washington Times. Retrieved 6 April 2013. 
  11. ^ Gabriel, Trip (February 8, 2013). "Amish Sect Leader Sentenced to 15 Years in Hair-Cutting Attacks". The New York Times. Retrieved 6 April 2013. 
  12. ^ "Sixteen People Sentenced To Prison For Federal Hate Crimes". US Department of Justice. February 8, 2013. Retrieved 6 April 2013. 
  13. ^ Epstein, Sue (2011-06-29). "Former Perth Amboy mayor Joseph Vas begins prison sentence". NJ.com. Retrieved 2016-08-22. 

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