Federal Correctional Institution, Englewood

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Federal Correctional Institution, Englewood
LocationJefferson County,
near Bow Mar, Colorado
Security classLow-security (with minimum-security prison camp)
Population1,034 (186 in prison camp)
Managed byFederal Bureau of Prisons

The Federal Correctional Institution, Englewood (FCI Englewood) is a low-security United States federal prison for male inmates in Colorado. It is operated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP), a division of the United States Department of Justice. The facility also has an administrative detention center and an adjacent satellite prison camp for minimum-security offenders.

FCI Englewood is located in unincorporated Jefferson County.[1] FCI Englewood is located off of U.S. Route 285 and Kipling Street, 10 miles (16 km) southwest of Denver.[2] The facility is named after the city of Englewood, Colorado, and has a Littleton, Colorado, mailing address, but is not in either city.[3]

Notable incidents[edit]

On April 2, 2012, FCI Englewood was placed on lockdown after a white powdery substance was found inside an envelope addressed to an inmate during a routine mail screening. A hazardous materials team was called to the prison and local and federal law enforcement authorities were notified. The substance was determined to be harmless. The Bureau of Prisons would not identify the inmate to whom the letter was addressed.[4]

Notable inmates[edit]


Inmate Name Register Number Photo Status Details
Rod Blagojevich 40892-424 Rod Blagojevich mug shot.jpg Serving a 14-year sentence; scheduled for release in 2024.[5] Governor of Illinois from 2003 to 2009; convicted in 2011 of wire fraud, extortion and bribery for attempting to sell the U.S. Senate seat vacated by President Barack Obama in return for money or an appointment to a high-level federal government position.[6][7]
Jared Fogle 12919-028 Jared Fogle (2007) cleaned up.jpg Serving a 15-year sentence; scheduled for release in 2029.[8] Former mascot for Subway sandwich restaurants; pleaded guilty in 2015 to traveling across state lines to engage in illicit sexual conduct with minors and receiving child pornography.[9]
Rafael Cárdenas Vela 01659-379 Serving a 20-year sentence; scheduled for release in 2034. Former high-ranking member of the Gulf Cartel and nephew of incarcerated former cartel boss Osiel Cardenas Guillen; pleaded guilty in 2014 to drug trafficking conspiracy for directing the importation of cocaine from Mexico into the US.[10][11]


Inmate Name Register Number Photo Status Details
Mike Carona 45335-112 Michael Carona in 2002.jpg Released to a halfway house in May 2015; served 52 months.[12][13] Former Sheriff of Orange County, California, the second-largest sheriff's office in the state; convicted of witness tampering in 2009 for ordering witnesses to lie to investigators conducting a corruption investigation.[14]
Tim DeChristopher 16156-081 Tim DeChristopher Artists for the Climate 2011.jpg Released from custody in April 2013; served a 2-year sentence.[15] Co-founder of the environmental group Peaceful Uprising; convicted in 2012 of false representation for registering for a 2008 federal land auction and bidding on land worth $1.8 million in order to prevent it from being used for oil and gas exploration.[16][17]
Robert Gilbeau 56978-298 Released on 11/1/2018. First active-duty admiral ever to be convicted of a felony. Lied to investigators about relationship with "Fat" Leonard Glenn Francis and pocketed $40,000 in kickbacks[18]
Jeffrey Skilling 29296-179 Jeffrey Skilling mug shot.jpg Transferred to Montgomery FPC.[19] Committed fraud related to Enron[20]
Jeffrey Alexander Sterling 38338-044 Released January 2018 Former CIA officer.
Walter Lee Williams 65562-112 Released November 1, 2017. Former FBI Ten Most Wanted fugitive and University of Southern California professor; apprehended in Mexico in 2013; pleaded guilty in 2014 to flying to the Philippines in 2010 to have sex with underage boys he met online.[21][22]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "[http://www.bop.gov/DataSource/execute/dsFacilityAddressLoc?start=y&facilityCode=eng "FCI Englewood Contact Information". Federal Bureau of Prisons. Retrieved on July 28, 2010. "FCI Englewood Federal Correctional Institution 9595 West Quincy Avenue Littleton, CO 80123"
  2. ^ "FCI Englewood." Federal Bureau of Prisons. Retrieved on January 25, 2011.
  3. ^ Sweeney, Annie (March 15, 2012). "For Colorado neighbors, Blagojevich just another inmate". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved May 30, 2017.
  4. ^ "Suspicious Envelope Sent To Prison Where Blagojevich Is Held". WBBM-TV.
  5. ^ Dodge, John (April 8, 2015). "Gray-Haired Rod Blagojevich Behind Bars In Colorado". WBBM-TV. Retrieved October 5, 2015.
  6. ^ "Blagojevich convicted on corruption charges". CNN.
  7. ^ "Blago Sentenced to 14 Years for Corruption". WMAQ-TV.
  8. ^ Stanley, Deb (December 18, 2015). "Former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle moved to Colorado prison - Englewood FCI". KMGH-TV. Retrieved December 19, 2015.
  9. ^ "Ex-Subway spokesman Jared Fogle gets more than 15 years in prison". Fox News. November 19, 2015. Retrieved December 19, 2015.
  10. ^ Chapa, Sergio (November 17, 2014). "Gulf Cartel leader "El Junior" gets 20 years in federal prison". Valley Central. Retrieved September 7, 2015.
  11. ^ "Gulf Cartel Plaza Boss Heads to Federal Prison". Federal Bureau of Investigation. November 17, 2014. Retrieved September 7, 2015.
  12. ^ "Former Orange County Sheriff Mike Carona freed from prison early". Orange County Register. May 14, 2015. Retrieved October 1, 2015.
  13. ^ Branson-Potts, Hailey (May 15, 2015). "Ex-O.C. Sheriff Michael Carona leaves prison, returns home". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved October 1, 2015.
  14. ^ Hanley, Christine (April 28, 2009). "Scolding and a stiff sentence for Carona". Los Angeles Times.
  15. ^ Maffly, Brian (April 17, 2013). "Activist Tim DeChristopher to be freed after 21 months in custody". The Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved October 5, 2015.
  16. ^ O'Donoghue, Ami (March 4, 2011). "Jury finds activist Tim DeChristopher guilty of both charges". Deseret News.
  17. ^ O'Donoghue, Ami (July 26, 2011). "Activist Timothy DeChristopher sentenced to 2 years in prison". Deseret News.
  18. ^ Whitlock, Craig; Perry, Tony (2017-05-17). "Former admiral sentenced to 18 months in 'Fat Leonard' case". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2017-09-11.
  19. ^ "Inmate locator". Federal Bureau of Prisons. Retrieved on September 22, 2016. Enter "29296-179"
  20. ^ Cardona, Felisa (2011-12-13). "FCI Englewood might be the new home for Blagojevich". Denver Post. Retrieved 2016-09-22. "(The Bureau of Prisons website lists former Enron chief executive Jeff Skilling among the prison's residents.)"
  21. ^ "Former University Professor Charged in California with Engaging in Sexual Conduct with Minors and Producing Child Pornography". US Department of Justice. June 17, 2013. Retrieved October 20, 2013.
  22. ^ Lopez, Robert (June 20, 2013). "Ex-USC professor accused of sex with children to appear in court". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved October 20, 2013.

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Coordinates: 39°38′30″N 105°06′19″W / 39.64167°N 105.10528°W / 39.64167; -105.10528