Federal Correctional Institution, Oakdale

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Federal Correctional Institution, Oakdale
FCI Oakdale.jpg
LocationOakdale, Allen Parish, Louisiana
Security classLow-security
Managed byFederal Bureau of Prisons
WardenScott Willis
Entrance to the prison complex in Oakdale, Louisiana

The Federal Correctional Institution, Oakdale (FCI Oakdale) is a low-security United States federal prison for male inmates in Louisiana. It is part of the Oakdale Federal Correctional Complex (FCC) and operated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons, a division of the United States Department of Justice.

The complex consists of two facilities:

  • Federal Correctional Institution, Oakdale (FCI Oakdale I): a low-security facility.
  • Federal Correctional Institution, Oakdale (FCI Oakdale II): a low-security facility.

FCI Oakdale is located in central Louisiana, thirty-five miles south of Alexandria and fify-eight miles north of Lake Charles.[1]

Notable incidents[edit]

June 22, 2009, 29-year-old inmate Alberto Gallegos-Velazquez violently assaulted another inmate in the recreational yard at FCI Oakdale. The victim inmate, who the Bureau of Prisons did not identify, suffered a fractured skull and an intracranial hemorrhage which resulted in long-term disabilities including seizures, loss of speech, and an inability to move his right extremities. Gallegos-Velazquez subsequently pleaded guilty to assault resulting in serious bodily injury and was sentenced an additional fifty-one months in prison and ordered to pay more than $158,000 in restitution.[2][3]

Notable inmates[edit]

Aaron Olabarrieta of McAllen, Texas, Register Number: 50227-179

Notorious criminal, known for his abusive of women, kidnapping a bondsman, smuggling large amounts of cocaine, robbery, torture, and much more.


Inmate Name Register Number Statu Details
Bernard Ebbers 56022-054 Serving a 25-year sentence; scheduled for release in 2028. Former CEO of Worldcom; convicted in 2005 of orchestrating an $11 billion accounting fraud that brought down the telecommunications company in 2002.[4]
William J. Jefferson 72121-083 Serving a 13-year sentence; scheduled for release in 2023. Released December 2017 on appeal Louisiana Congressman from 1991 to 2009; convicted in 2009 of bribery, racketeering and money laundering for using his influence to promote the interests of international companies in exchange for $400,000 in bribes.[5][6]
Max Butler 09954-011 Serving a 13-year sentence; scheduled for release in 2019. Computer hacker; pleaded guilty in 2009 to wire fraud for stealing credit card information from 2 million customers, which was used in $86 million fraudulent charges; received the longest sentence for computer hacking in US history.[7][8]
Justin Solondz 98291-011 Serving a 7-year sentence; scheduled for release in 2017. Member of the group Earth Liberation Front; pleaded guilty to conspiracy and arson for planning and executing the University of Washington firebombing incident.[9][10]


Inmate Name Register Number Status Details
Edwin Edwards 03128-095 Released from custody in 2011; served 10 years.[11] Four-term Governor of Louisiana; convicted in 2000 of racketeering, conspiracy and extortion for demanding hundreds of thousands of dollars from businessmen applying for riverboat casino licenses from 1991 through 1997.[12]
Don Siegelman 24775-001 Serving a 6-year sentence; scheduled for release in 2017.[13] Governor of Alabama from 1999 to 2003; convicted in 2006 of conspiracy, bribery, and obstruction of justice for naming HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy to a state health planning board in return for a $500,000 campaign contribution.[14]
Andrew Fastow 14343-179 Released from custody in 2011; served 5 years.[15] Former Chief Financial Officer of Enron; pleaded guilty to wire fraud and securities fraud in 2004 for his role in the company's 2001 collapse.[16]
Paul Schlesselman 22539-076 Released in 2017. White supremacist; pleaded guilty in 2010 to plotting the assassination of then-Presidential nominee Barack Obama in 2008; co-conspirator Daniel Cowart was sentenced to 14 years.[17][18][19]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "FCI Oakdale I". Bop.gov. 2014-10-29. Retrieved 2015-10-30.
  2. ^ "FBI — Oakdale Federal Correctional Institution Inmate Sentenced on Assault Charges". Fbi.gov. Retrieved 2015-10-30.
  3. ^ [1][dead link]
  4. ^ "Ebbers sentenced to 25 years in prison". NBC News Digital. Associated Press. 2012. Retrieved 2012-08-05.
  5. ^ Stout, David (August 5, 2009). "Ex-Rep. Jefferson Convicted in Bribery Scheme". The New York Times. Retrieved 22 July 2015.
  6. ^ Alpert, Bruce (January 21, 2014). "Former Rep. William Jefferson transferred to Oakdale prison camp". New Orleans Times-Picayune. Retrieved 22 July 2015.
  7. ^ Poulsen, Kevin (February 12, 2010). "Record 13-Year Sentence for Hacker Max Vision". Wired.
  8. ^ ""ICEMAN" Computer Hacker Receives 13-Year Prison Sentence" (PDF). Justice.gov. Retrieved 2015-10-30.
  9. ^ "Firebomb maker gets 7 years for 2001 UW arson". The Seattle Times. March 16, 2012. Retrieved 6 March 2013.
  10. ^ "Last Defendant Arrested In Uw Horticulure [sic] Center Arson Sentenced To Prison". US Department of Justice. Retrieved 6 March 2013.[permanent dead link]
  11. ^ "Former Gov. Edwin Edwards out of federal prison". NOLA Media Group. January 13, 2011. Retrieved 19 October 2015.
  12. ^ Sack, Kevin (2000-05-10). "Former Louisiana Governor Guilty of Extortion on Casinos". The New York Times. Retrieved 2012-05-08.
  13. ^ Stinson, Jim (December 15, 2014). "Former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman could soon be released from prison". AL.com. Alabama Media Group. Retrieved 19 October 2015.
  14. ^ Jim Stinson (December 15, 2014). "Former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman could soon be released from prison". Alabama News. Retrieved May 8, 2015.
  15. ^ Smith, Aaron (May 18, 2011). "Enron exec Andy Fastow nears prison release". Cable News Network.
  16. ^ "Fastow Sentenced to 6 Years". The New York Times. Retrieved 2015-10-30. (subscription required)
  17. ^ Date, Jack. "Feds Thwart Alleged Obama Assassination Plot". ABC News. Retrieved 16 March 2013.
  18. ^ Frieden, Terry. "Arkansas man pleads guilty to threatening to kill Obama". CNN. Archived from the original on 19 January 2013. Retrieved 16 March 2013.
  19. ^ News Wire Services (April 16, 2010). "Obama assassination plot: Paul Schlesselman sentenced to 10 years for plotting murder spree". New York Daily News. Retrieved 16 March 2013.

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Coordinates: 30°49′26″N 92°38′26″W / 30.82389°N 92.64056°W / 30.82389; -92.64056