Federal Correctional Institution, Jesup

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Federal Correctional Institution, Jesup
BOP FCI Jesup.jpg
Location Jesup, Georgia
Status Operational
Security class Medium, low and minimum-security
Capacity 1,180 (540 in low-security facility; 160 in prison camp)
Managed by Federal Bureau of Prisons

The Federal Correctional Institution, Jesup (FCI Jesup) is a medium-security United States federal prison housing male inmates in Georgia. It is operated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons, a division of the United States Department of Justice. It has two adjacent satellite facilities: a low-security facility and a minimum-security prison camp, both housing male offenders.

FCI Jesup is located 65 miles southwest of Savannah and 105 miles northwest of Jacksonville, Florida.[1]


As of 2000, the minimum-security camp of FCI Jesup housed about 300 prisoners, consisting of drug addicts and white collar criminals. Ben Reyes, who served time in the camp for bribery and conspiracy, said that the camp was "a more relaxed, more bucolic facility" than the Federal Correctional Complex, Beaumont.[2]

As of 2011, FCI Jesup houses adult male prisoners in all of its properties. It includes a medium-security facility for 1,150 prisoners. It also has two satellite camps, including a low-security property for 605 prisoners, and a minimum-security property for 150 prisoners.[3]

Notable inmates (current and former)[edit]


Photo Status Details
Christopher Chaney 22396-018 Serving a 10-year sentence; scheduled for release in 2020.[4] Computer hacker; pleaded guilty in 2012 to gaining unauthorized access to protected computers for breaking into the personal online accounts of celebrities including Scarlett Johansson and Christina Aguilera and posting revealing photos of them on the Internet.[5][6]
Timothy L. Tyler 99672-012 Serving a life sentence. Sentenced in 1992 to life in prison for possession and distribution of LSD. Tyler had been arrested twice previously and was on a three-year probation; he had previously not served any jail time.[7][8]
Ben T. Reyes[9] 76205-079 Released on December 29, 2006 A former Texas politician (member of the Texas House of Representatives and Houston City Council), he was convicted of bribery and conspiracy.[10] He was transferred to Jessup from a facility near Beaumont.[9]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "FCI Jesup". Federal Bureau of Prisons. 
  2. ^ Fleck, Tim. "The Mod Squad". Houston Press. Thursday October 12, 2000. 2. Retrieved on May 13, 2010.
  3. ^ "ADMISSION AND ORIENTATION INMATE HANDBOOK". Federal Correctional Institution, Jesup. 2 (2/71). Retrieved on April 26, 2011.
  4. ^ Pantazi, Andrew (September 2, 2014). "Latest Nude Celebrity Photo Scandal Reminiscent of Case involving Jacksonville Hacker Christopher Chaney". jacksonville.com. Florida Times-Union 2015. Retrieved 24 August 2015. 
  5. ^ "Florida Man Pleads Guilty to Computer Intrusion and Wiretapping Scheme Targeting Celebrities". US Department of Justice. March 26, 2012. Retrieved 11 November 2013. 
  6. ^ "Christopher Chaney, so-called Hollywood hacker, gets years for posting celebrities' personal photos online". CBS News. December 18, 2012. Retrieved 11 November 2013. 
  7. ^ Fuchs, Erin (2013-07-29). "The Heartbreaking Story Of A Harmless Deadhead Sentenced To Die In Prison". Business Insider. Retrieved 2013-11-14. 
  8. ^ Silvestrini, Elaine (2013-07-29). "Mandatory minimums keep many nonviolent people behind bars". Tampa Tribute. Retrieved 2013-11-14. 
  9. ^ a b Fleck, Tim. "The Mod Squad." Houston Press. Thursday October 12, 2000. 2. Retrieved on May 13, 2010.
  10. ^ "Ben Reyes Free Man After 10 Years." KHOU-TV. December 29, 2006. Retrieved on August 4, 2009.

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Coordinates: 31°33′48″N 81°54′10″W / 31.56333°N 81.90278°W / 31.56333; -81.90278