Federal Correctional Institution, Loretto

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Federal Correctional Institution, Loretto
FCI.LORETTO.jpg
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]

History[edit]

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.

Facility[edit]

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

Notable inmates (current)[edit]

Inmate Name Register Number Status Details
Anthony DiNunzio 97267-012 Serving a 6-year sentence; scheduled for release in 2018. 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.[4][5]

Notable inmates (former)[edit]

Inmate Name Register Number Status Details
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.[6][7]
John Kiriakou 79637-083 Released from custody in February 2015; served 30 months. 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.[8]
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.[9][10]

See also[edit]

References[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. ^ http://boston.cbslocal.com/2012/11/14/new-england-mob-boss-gets-6-years-in-ri-shakedowns/
  5. ^ http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2012/November/12-crm-1358.html
  6. ^ MacQuarrie, Brian (December 24, 2004). "Rowland pleads guilty to fraud charge". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 6 March 2013. 
  7. ^ Yardley, William (March 18, 2005). "Former Connecticut Governor Sentenced to Year in Prison". The New York Times. Retrieved 6 March 2013. 
  8. ^ 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. 
  9. ^ Emshwiller, John R. (September 11, 2008). "Follieri Pleads Guilty in Fraud Case". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 6 March 2013. 
  10. ^ 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. 

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Coordinates: 40°29′46″N 78°37′19″W / 40.496°N 78.622°W / 40.496; -78.622