Federal Correctional Institution, Marianna

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Federal Correctional Institution, Marianna
FCI Marianna.jpg
LocationJackson County,
near Marianna, Florida
Security classMedium-security (with minimum-security female prison camp)
Population1,300 (380 in prison camp)
Managed byFederal Bureau of Prisons

The Federal Correctional Institution, Marianna (FCI Marianna) is a medium-security United States federal prison for male inmates in Florida. It is operated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons, a division of the United States Department of Justice. The facility also includes an adjacent satellite prison camp for minimum-security female offenders.[1] It lies adjacent to the Marianna Municipal Airport.

FCI Marianna is in the Judicial district of United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida, and is 65 miles west of Tallahassee, the state capital.

Notable incidents[edit]

In 2012, several dozen federal correctional officers who supervised inmates involved in a computer recycling program at FCI Marianna filed a lawsuit against the Federal Bureau of Prisons and its prison-owned industry, UNICOR, seeking compensation for illnesses and resulting quality-of-life losses they say they suffered from exposure to toxic dust generated in the process of recycling computers, which have components containing lead, cadmium, beryllium, mercury and possibly other toxic substances. The officers further allege that the Federal Bureau of Prisons failed to ensure that the program was being operated safely and did not have the proper safety measures in place. They had previously filed administrative claims in their case, but those were denied late last year. Having exhausted their options on the administrative pathway, the officers were then free to file the suit. Some inmates are also in the process of seeking remedy.

Also in 2012, two correction officers at FCI Marianna, Steven M. Smith, 28, and Mary S. Summers, 30, were charged with smuggling contraband, including marijuana, cellular telephones and tobacco, into the prison and to delivering it to inmates in exchange for cash payments. They subsequently pleaded guilty and were sentenced to prison.[2]

Notable Inmates (current and former)[edit]

Inmate Name Register Number Status Details
Deryl Dedmon 16507-043 Serving a federal sentence of 50 years and a state sentence of life.[3] Pleaded guilty in 2015 to federal hate crime charges for committing a series of assaults on African Americans in Jackson, Mississippi in 2011, including the murder of James Craig Anderson; nine others also pleaded guilty and received sentences from 7 to 23 years.[4][5]
Peter Kevin Langan 64023-061 Serving a life sentence. Former leader of the Aryan Republican Army; convicted in 1997 of committing bank robberies using firearms and bombs in order to raise money to finance efforts to overthrow the US government and murder millions of Jewish people across the country.[6][7]
Daniel Patrick Boyd 51765-056 Serving an 18-year sentence; scheduled for release in 2025. Ringleader of the Raleigh jihad group; pleaded guilty in 2011 to conspiracy to murder people in a foreign country for attending terrorist training camps in Pakistan and Afghanistan and recruiting men to engage in violent jihad.[8][9]
Harriette Walters 29155-016 Serving a 17-year sentence; scheduled for release in 2023.[10] Former tax manager for the Washington, DC City Treasury; pleaded guilty in 2008 to wire fraud, money laundering and tax evasion for issuing $48 million in false tax refunds to herself in the largest and longest-running embezzlement scheme in the city’s history.[11]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "FCI Marianna". Federal Bureau of Prisons.
  2. ^ "Two Federal Correctional Officers Indicted For Bribery And Introduction of Contraband". US Department of Justice.
  3. ^ "Deryl Dedmon". Incarceratedpals. Retrieved 15 October 2015.
  4. ^ "Three men plead guilty to federal hate crimes in Mississippi killing". Cable News Network. Retrieved 17 May 2015.
  5. ^ "Three sentenced in Mississippi hate crime death of black man". Cable News Network. Retrieved 17 May 2015.
  6. ^ Thomas, Jo (January 9, 1997). "Bank Robbery Trial Offers a Glimpse of a Right-Wing World". The New York Times. Retrieved 20 September 2015.
  7. ^ "UNITED STATES v. LANGAN". FindLaw. FindLaw, a Thomson Reuters business. August 30, 2001. Retrieved 20 September 2015.
  8. ^ Frieden, Terry. "N.C. man admits planning 'violent jihad'". cnn.com.
  9. ^ "North Carolina Resident Daniel Patrick Boyd Sentenced for Terrorism Violations". Federal Bureau of Investigation.
  10. ^ Neibauer, Michael (September 10, 2015). "D.C., Bank of America will go to prison to depose city's biggest thief". Washington Business Journal. Retrieved 15 October 2015.
  11. ^ Southall, Ashley (June 30, 2009). "17-Year Term for Official in Tax Scam". The New York Times. Retrieved 14 May 2013.

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Coordinates: 30°50′05″N 85°11′31″W / 30.83472°N 85.19194°W / 30.83472; -85.19194