Federal Correctional Institution, Loretto

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Federal Correctional Institution, Loretto
Location Allegheny Township, Cambria County,
near Loretto, Pennsylvania
Status Operational
Security class Low-security (with minimum-security prison camp)
Population 1,336 (164 in prison camp)
Opened 1985
Managed by Federal Bureau of Prisons

The Federal Correctional Institution, Loretto (FCI Loretto) is a low-security United States federal prison for male inmates in Pennsylvania. An adjacent satellite prison camp houses minimum-security male offenders. It is operated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons, a division of the United States Department of Justice.

FCI Loretto is located in southwest Pennsylvania between Altoona and Johnstown, 90 miles (140 km) east of Pittsburgh.[1]


FCI Loretto was constructed in 1985 on land which was occupied by St. Francis Seminary from the late 1950s to 1979. Fifteen inmates from the federal prison camp at Allenwood, Pennsylvania, assisted in the construction. These inmates included a US Representative involved in the ABSCAM scandal.

Notable incidents[edit]

In December 2012, the New York Post and several other media sources reported that Cameron Douglas, the son of film actor Michael Douglas, had suffered a broken leg after being assaulted at the prison. Cameron Douglas is serving a 9-year sentence for drug trafficking. It was reported that an unnamed high-ranking Mafia figure had placed a $100 bounty on him for agreeing to testify against his suppliers, brothers David and Eduardo Escalera.[2] Douglas was later transferred to the Federal Correctional Institution, Cumberland, a medium-security facility in Maryland.


FCI Loretto has educational opportunities and a drug-abuse treatment program.[3]

Notable inmates (former)[edit]


Inmate Name Register Number Status Details
John Kiriakou 79637-083 Released from custody in February 2015 after serving a 30-month sentence. Former CIA officer; pleaded guilty in 2012 to violating the Intelligence Identities Protection Act for disclosing the name of another officer involved in the agency's program to hold and interrogate detainees.[4]
John Rowland 15623-014 Released from custody in 2006 after serving 10 months. Governor of Connecticut from 1995 to 2004; pleaded guilty in 2004 to honest services fraud for accepting over $100,000 in gifts and favors from William Tomasso, a contractor who made millions of dollars in state business.[5][6]
Raffaello Follieri 61143-054 Released from custody in 2012 after serving 4 years. Ex-boyfriend of actress Anne Hathaway; pleaded guilty to fraud and money laundering for falsely claiming to represent the Vatican in order to persuade investors to give him over $2.4 million.[7][8]
Vincent Leibell 64385-054 Released from custody in January 2013 after serving a 21-month sentence. New York State Senator from 1994 to 2010, pleaded guilty to tax fraud and obstruction of justice for accepting kickbacks from attorneys and attempting to coerce them to lie to investigators.[9]


Inmate Name Register Number Status Details
Anthony DiNunzio 97267-012 Serving a 6-year sentence; scheduled for release in 2017. Acting Boss of the Patriarca crime family in New England since 2009; pleaded guilty in 2012 to racketeering conspiracy for extorting protection payments from adult entertainment businesses in Rhode Island.[10][11]
Randolph Linn 58384-060 Serving a 20-year sentence; scheduled for release in 2030. Former US Marine; pleaded guilty in December 2012 to violating federal hate crimes law for setting fire to the Islamic Center of Greater Toledo, Ohio in September 2012, causing $1.4 million in damage.[12][13]
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.[14][15]
Paul Schlesselman 22539-076 Serving a 10-year sentence; scheduled for release 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.[16][17][18]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "FCI Loretto". Federal Bureau of Prisons. 
  2. ^ Hamilton, Brad (December 16, 2012). "Michael Douglas' Son seriously injured in prison after bounty placed on him". New York Post. Retrieved 6 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "FCI Loretto Inmate Admission and Orientation Handbook" (PDF). Federal Bureau of Prisons. Retrieved 6 March 2013. 
  4. ^ Schmidt, Michael S. (January 25, 2013). "Ex-C.I.A. Officer Sentenced to 30 Months in Leak". The New York Times. Retrieved 6 March 2013. 
  5. ^ MacQuarrie, Brian (December 24, 2004). "Rowland pleads guilty to fraud charge". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 6 March 2013. 
  6. ^ Yardley, William (March 18, 2005). "Former Connecticut Governor Sentenced to Year in Prison". The New York Times. Retrieved 6 March 2013. 
  7. ^ Emshwiller, John R. (September 11, 2008). "Follieri Pleads Guilty in Fraud Case". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 6 March 2013. 
  8. ^ Zambito, Thomas (October 23, 2008). "Actress Anne Hathaway's ex-boyfriend Raffaello Follieri sentenced to 4 1/2 years in jail". New York Daily News. Retrieved 6 March 2013. 
  9. ^ Rashbaum, William K. (December 6, 2010). "Sidewalk Meeting for State Senator and Lawyer Leads to Guilty Plea". The New York Times. Retrieved 6 March 2013. 
  10. ^ http://boston.cbslocal.com/2012/11/14/new-england-mob-boss-gets-6-years-in-ri-shakedowns/
  11. ^ http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2012/November/12-crm-1358.html
  12. ^ "NDIANA MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO RELIGIOUSLY MOTIVATED ATTACK ON TOLEDO-AREA MOSQUE". US Department of Justice. December 19, 2012. Retrieved 1 May 2013. 
  13. ^ "Mosque arsonist Randolph Linn sentenced to 20 years". Washington Post. April 17, 2013. Retrieved 1 May 2013. 
  14. ^ "Firebomb maker gets 7 years for 2001 UW arson". The Seattle Times. March 16, 2012. Retrieved 6 March 2013. 
  15. ^ "Last Defendant Arrested In Uw Horticulure [sic] Center Arson Sentenced To Prison". US Department of Justice. Retrieved 6 March 2013. 
  16. ^ Date, Jack. "Feds Thwart Alleged Obama Assassination Plot". ABC News. Retrieved 16 March 2013. 
  17. ^ Frieden, Terry. "Arkansas man pleads guilty to threatening to kill Obama". CNN. Retrieved 16 March 2013. 
  18. ^ 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: 40°29′46″N 78°37′19″W / 40.496°N 78.622°W / 40.496; -78.622