Federal Correctional Institution, Fairton

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Federal Correctional Institution, Fairton
FCI Fairton.jpg
LocationFairfield Township, Cumberland County,
near Fairton, New Jersey
Security classMedium security (with minimum-security prison camp)
Population1,460 (120 in prison camp)
Managed byFederal Bureau of Prisons
WardenScott Young

The Federal Correctional Institution, Fairton (FCI Fairton) is a medium-security United States federal prison for male inmates in New Jersey. 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 prison camp housing minimum-security male offenders.

FCI Fairton is located 50 miles southeast of Philadelphia and 40 miles west of Atlantic City.[1]

Notable incidents[edit]

On August 17, 2010, Brian Walters, Chief Pharmacist at FCI Fairton, pleaded guilty to stealing over $7,000 in drugs and supplies from the prison pharmacy which he supervised. An investigation revealed that from July 2008 to July 2009, Walters stole the drug nalbuphine hydrochloride, an opiate-based pain reliever, and other supplies, including hypodermic needles. Walters also ordered extra quantities of the drug through his position as Chief Pharmacist and took the drug and supplies in order to use the drug himself. The stolen drugs and needles were worth over $7,000.[2] He was sentenced on December 1, 2010 to a three-year term of probation, $7,041.44 in restitution and a $1,000 fine.[3]

An FBI investigation in early 2012 found that FCI Fairton Correction Officer Job Brown, 39, accepted $3,600 in bribes in exchange for smuggling contraband in and out of the facility. Between January 2012 and March 14, 2012, he accepted two separate cash payments – $1,100 and $2,500 – in exchange for using his position to smuggle tobacco and vitamin supplements to a prisoner inside the facility. Brown also smuggled approximately 900 U.S. postage stamps out of the facility for the same inmate’s benefit. Tobacco is prohibited at FCI Fairton, and inmates are also not allowed to possess more than 60 United States postage stamps, or vitamin supplements, which are not purchased through the prison commissary. Brown pleaded guilty to accepting bribes in June 2012 and was sentenced to one year in prison.[4][5]

Notable inmates[edit]

Inmate name Register number Photo Status Details
Nicodemo Scarfo, Jr. 01381-748 Serving a 30-year sentence; scheduled for release in 2037.[6] Member of the Lucchese crime family in Philadelphia and son of imprisoned former Boss Nicodemo Scarfo; convicted in 2014 of racketeering, conspiracy, money laundering and other crimes for masterminding a scheme to steal $12 million from FirstPlus Financial Group, a Texas-based financial firm.[7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "FCI Fairton". Federal Bureau of Prisons.
  2. ^ "FEDERAL PRISON PHARMACIST ADMITS STEALING DRUGS" (PDF). US Department of Justice. Retrieved 9 March 2013.
  3. ^ See: United States v. Walters, U.S.D.C. (D. NJ), Case No. 1:10-cr-00550-JEI
  5. ^ "Inmate Locator: Job Brown". Federal Bureau of Prisons. Retrieved 9 March 2013.
  6. ^ Caparella, Kitty (August 17, 1999). "Philly's New Mr. Mob Position Goes To Survivor Joey Merlino's In Jail, Joseph Ligambi Isn't, That Makes Him The Boss". philly.com. Philadelphia Media Network (Digital) LLC. Retrieved 19 October 2015.
  7. ^ Sherman, Ted (July 28, 2014). "Philly mob scion sentenced to 30 years in corporate takeover". nj.com. New Jersey On-Line LLC. Retrieved 6 September 2015.

Coordinates: 39°23′21″N 75°09′38″W / 39.38921°N 75.16043°W / 39.38921; -75.16043