Federal Correctional Institution, Texarkana
near Texarkana, Texas
|Security class||Low-security (with minimum-security prison camp)|
|Population||1,200 (290 in prison camp)|
|Managed by||Federal Bureau of Prisons|
The Federal Correctional Institution, Texarkana (FCI Texarkana) is a low-security United States federal prison for male inmates in Texas. 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 for minimum-security male offenders.
FCI Texarkana is located in northeast Texas near the Arkansas border, 70 miles north of Shreveport, Louisiana, and 175 miles east of Dallas, Texas.
In early 2012, Keith Judd, a FCI Texarkana inmate serving a 17-year sentence for extortion, filed papers to run for president in the 2012 general election, and attained ballot status in the West Virginia Democratic primary. On May 8, 2012, Judd won 41% of the primary vote in West Virginia against incumbent Barack Obama, a higher percentage of the vote in one state than any other primary opponent of Obama had hitherto achieved in 2012 (a figure later surpassed by John Wolfe, Jr.'s showing in the Arkansas primary). While this showing would normally have entitled Judd to delegates at the 2012 Democratic National Convention, state officials expressed some uncertainty as to whether Judd had completed the required formalities, such as filing a slate of delegates and completing paperwork. Judd, who has not qualified for any other primary ballots, is contesting the ballot count, alleging that ballot workers suppressed the actual total (which he says shows him in the lead) in an effort to cover up an Obama loss.
Notable inmates (current and former)
|Billy Cannon||01727-095||Released 1992||Heisman Trophy winner in 1959 and American Football League player from 1960 to 1970; pleaded guilty to counterfeiting in 1983 for printing $50 million worth of phony $100 bills.|
|Ricky Donnell "Freeway Rick" Ross||05550-045||He was sentenced to life in prison, though the sentence was shortened on appeal and Ross was released in 2009.||An American author and convicted drug trafficker best known for the drug empire he established in Los Angeles, California, in the early to mid 1980s.|
|Dan Morales||28928-180||Released from custody in 2007; served 40 months.||Texas Attorney General from 1991 to 1999; pleaded guilty in 2003 to mail fraud and tax evasion for mishandling legal fees from the state's lawsuit against the tobacco industry.|
|Ray Nagin||32751-034||Serving a 10-year sentence; scheduled for release in 2023.||Mayor of New Orleans from 2002 to 2010; convicted in 2014 of conspiracy to commit bribery, money laundering and honest services wire fraud for awarding contracts to business in exchange for kickbacks in the form of checks, cash, personal services and free travel. The story was also featured on the CNBC television program American Greed.|
|Reynaldo Sambrano Villarreal||03368-078||Serving a 35-year sentence; scheduled for release in 2026.||Convicted murderer; convicted in 1991 for the assisted murder of police constable Darrell Lunsford. Villarreal and two accomplices were transporting marijuana when they were stopped by Lunsford. The three men then murdered Lunsford and fled the scene.|
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