Federal Medical Center, Devens
Devens, Town of Harvard,|
Worcester County, Massachusetts
|Security class||Administrative facility (with minimum-security prison camp)|
|Population||1,092 (123 in prison camp)|
|Managed by||Federal Bureau of Prisons|
The Federal Medical Center, Devens (FMC Devens) is a United States federal prison in Massachusetts for male inmates requiring specialized or long-term medical or mental health care. It is designated as an administrative facility, which means it has inmates from different security classifications, from white-collar criminals to mobsters and sex offenders. It is operated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons, a division of the United States Department of Justice. FMC Devens also has a satellite camp housing minimum-security male inmates.
Facility and services
Upon entering FMC Devens, new inmates undergo a month-long admission and orientation program to meet prison staff, acquaint themselves with the facility, and learn the facility's rules and regulations. They are introduced to the prison’s inmate count system: prisoners are checked on five times a day, at 12:05 a.m., 3 a.m., 5 a.m., 4 p.m., and 10 p.m. On holidays and weekends, there’s an additional count at 10 a.m. New inmates also receive a physical exam and educational, vocational, and psychological tests. Inmates at Devens are subject to random, unannounced urine and Breathalyzer tests, as well as searches for contraband.
FMC Devens has regular onsite specialists in cardiology, nephrology, endocrinology, surgery, neurology and pulmonology. Inmates often leave the facility to see outside specialists and for tests and medical procedures not available in the medical center, according to Sandra Howard, the clinical director at FMC Devens.
Inmates are allowed six visits a month. Physical contact is allowed so long as it is not deemed excessive. An in-house psychology department offers inmates counseling for depression and suicidal ideation, as well as sex-offender and drug-addiction programs. A chaplain offers religious services and counseling, and volunteers in a prisoner visitation service pay visits to inmates who do not receive many visitors. There are adult continuing-education classes and an electronic library where they can read up on new case law and sentencing guidelines. The prison has a recreation area for floor hockey, basketball, and soccer, a hobby craft room, and a music-practice room.
- Inmates currently held at FMC Devens.
|Inmate Name||Register Number||Status||Details|
|Peter Madoff||67118-054||Serving a 10-year sentence; scheduled for release in 2021.||Brother of Ponzi scheme mastermind Bernard Madoff; pleaded guilty in 2012 to conspiracy to commit securities fraud and falsifying investment records for covering up and distributing funds acquired from the $65 billion scheme.|
|Raj Rajaratnam||62785-054||Serving an 11-year sentence; scheduled for release in 2021.||Former manager of the now-defunct Galleon Group; convicted in 2011 of conspiracy and fraud for masterminding a $64 million insider trading scheme from 2007 to 2009; the story was featured on the CNBC television program American Greed.|
|Nicholas Cosmo||49193-053||Serving a 25-year sentence; scheduled for release in 2031.||Pleaded guilty to fraud for stealing over $365 million from thousands of investors during a 5-year Ponzi scheme; known as the "Mini-Madoff;" Cosmo's story was featured on the CNBC television program American Greed.|
|Frank Locascio||36746-053||Serving a life sentence.||Former Underboss of the Gambino crime family in New York City under Boss John Gotti; convicted of racketeering in 1992 for ordering one murder, and directing criminal activities including illegal gambling, obstruction of justice and tax fraud.|
|Danny Heinrich||18854-041||Serving a 20-year sentence; eligible for release in 2033.||Kidnapper, child molester, and murderer. Confessed in 2016 to kidnapping and murdering Jacob Wetterling in Minnesota in 1989, but never charged. Sentenced to 20 years in prison for possession of child pornography.|
|Anthony Weiner||79112-054||Serving a 21-month sentence.||Former American congressman from New York. Serving a 21 month sentence for exchanging sexually explicit text messages with a 15 year old girl.|
- Inmates who have served time at FMC Devens.
|Inmate Name||Register Number||Status||Details|
|John Franzese||70022-158||Released from custody in June 2017 after serving 8 years.||Former Underboss of the Colombo crime family in New York City; convicted of racketeering conspiracy in 2011 for extorting Manhattan strip clubs; suspected in numerous Mafia-related murders.|
|Dzhokhar Tsarnaev||95079-038||Sentenced to death on June 24, 2015, transferred to ADX Florence.||U.S. citizen originally from Kyrgyzstan; convicted of committing the Boston Marathon bombings with his brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev in 2013, which killed 3 people and injured over 200; Tamerlan was subsequently killed in a shootout with police.|
|John Riggi||12317-016||Released from custody in November 2012 after serving 22 years.||Former Boss of the DeCavalcante crime family in New Jersey; convicted of racketeering in 1990; pleaded guilty to extortion in 1992, and to conspiracy in 2006 in connection with the 1992 murder of acting Boss John D'Amato.|
|Roger Stockham||75098-012||Released from custody in November 2012 after serving 1 year.||Pleaded guilty but mentally ill in 2012 for plotting to bomb the Islamic Center of America in Dearborn, Michigan, the largest mosque in North America, in 2011.|
|Daniel Van Pelt||39125-050||Released from custody in December 2013 after serving 41 months.||Member of the New Jersey State Assembly from 2008 to 2009; arrested during Operation Bid Rig in 2009; convicted of bribery in 2010 for accepting $10,000 to provide environmental permits for a development project.|
|Andrey C. Hicks||21236-055||Released from custody in September 2014.||Found guilty of wire fraud totally $2,375,204.06, including that of NBA star Kris Humphries.|
|Rajat Gupta||65892-054||Released from custody in March 2016 after serving 2 years.||Former director of Goldman Sachs; convicted in 2012 of insider trading for sharing inside financial information with hedge fund manager Raj Rajaratnam.|
|Damion 'D-Roc' Butler||52178-054||Released from custody in 09/16/2008.||Was Biggie Smalls former bodyguard/manager. Was one of the shooters on a February 25, 2001 shootout outside Hot 93.7 studios that involved rapper Lil' Kim against rappers Capone and Noreaga|
|Lee Mroszak||||Released from custody on July 27, 2006.||Lee 'Crazy Cabbie' Mroszak was a DJ and was a former regular guest on The Howard Stern Show. Mroszak spent one year in federal prison for tax evasion. He was arrested after saying on the November 9, 2004 Howard Stern Show that he did not file a tax return in many years. On July 29, 2005, Mroszak was imprisoned at the Federal Correctional Institution in Fort Dix, New Jersey. On February 27, 2006, was moved to Federal Medical Center (FMC) Devens, after he called The Howard Stern Show on a cell phone smuggled into Dix.|
|John Gambino||||Released on bail in September 2006.||Giovanni "John" Gambino was arrested after completing a prison term to be extradited to face drug charges in Italy. He was freed when a federal judge overruled the decision. The judge ruled that Gambino already served a 15-year sentence in the US for drug trafficking and murder and can't be tried again for the same charges in Italy.|
- Also, Kristian Saucier; Register Number: 21868-052; Released on: 10/10/2017
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