Federal Prison Camp, Bryan

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Federal Prison Camp, Bryan
Fed Prison Camp Bryan.jpg
LocationBryan, Texas
Coordinates30°40′40″N 96°21′39″W / 30.6779°N 96.3609°W / 30.6779; -96.3609Coordinates: 30°40′40″N 96°21′39″W / 30.6779°N 96.3609°W / 30.6779; -96.3609
Security classMinimum-security
Managed byFederal Bureau of Prisons
WardenT. Hawkins

The Federal Prison Camp, Bryan (FPC Bryan) is a minimum-security United States federal prison for female inmates in Texas. It is operated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons, a division of the United States Department of Justice.

FPC Bryan is located 95 miles northwest of Houston.[1]

Facility and inmate life[edit]

There are between 500-750 women at FPC Bryan at any given time. Of these 750 women only about 200 have a GED or high school diploma, and of those 200 only half have education above high school.

Notable inmates (current and former)[edit]

Inmate Name Register Number Status Details
Ruby Jane McMillan 17577-035 Arrived in 2016, serving 38 months. Released August 2017.[2] Part of a methamphetamine distribution ring broken up in 2014; pleaded guilty to conspiracy in 2015.[2][3]
Lea Fastow 20290-179 Released from custody in 2005; served 11 months.[4][5] Former Enron Assistant Treasurer and wife of former Enron CEO Andrew Fastow; pleaded guilty in 2004 to tax fraud for failing to report over $200,000 in illegal income from the company.[6]
Jenna Ryan 25912-509 Serving a 60 day sentence.[7] Participated in the 2021 Capitol Attack.
Sylvia Handy 59164-279 Released from custody in 2012; served 2 years.[8] Former Commissioner in Hidalgo County, Texas; pleaded guilty in 2010 to hiring illegal aliens as county employees, using them as caretakers at her home, and stealing their earnings to pay for personal expenses.[9][10]
Michelle Janavs 77816-112 Served a 5 month sentence; Released 11/16/2020. Charged with connection to the 2019 college admissions bribery scandal.[11][12][13][14]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "FPC Bryan". Federal Bureau of Prisons.
  2. ^ a b "Monroe men sentenced to more than 12 years each in prison for roles in methamphetamine conspiracy". www.justice.gov. 3 March 2016. Retrieved 2016-10-03.
  3. ^ "Federal jury finds Monroe men guilty of roles in methamphetamine conspiracy". www.justice.gov. 7 December 2015. Retrieved 2016-10-03.
  4. ^ Feldman, Claudia (June 9, 2004). "Grim regimen awaits Lea Fastow in detention". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 12 November 2013.
  5. ^ Associated Press (June 6, 2005). "Ex-Enron Exec Lea Fastow Released From Prison". Fox News. Retrieved 12 November 2013.
  6. ^ "FORMER ENRON ASSISTANT TREASURER LEA FASTOW SENTENCED TO 12 MONTHS IN JAIL". US Department of Justice. May 6, 2004. Retrieved 12 November 2013.
  7. ^ "Already Behind Bars: Capitol Rioter Jenna Ryan Went to Federal Prison Days Before Christmas".{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  8. ^ "Handy Could Be Heading Back to Federal Prison in Bryan". KRGV (South Texas). December 19, 2011. Archived from the original on 13 November 2013. Retrieved 13 November 2013.
  9. ^ Chapa, Sergio (July 13, 2010). "Harsh words at Sylvia Handy sentencing". Barrington Broadcasting Group. Retrieved 13 November 2013.
  10. ^ "ORMER COUNTY COMMISSIONER HANDY SENTENCED TO PRISON". US Department of Justice. July 9, 2010. Archived from the original on 13 November 2013. Retrieved 13 November 2013.
  11. ^ https://www.latimes.com/socal/daily-pilot/news/story/2020-04-22/newport-mom-in-college-admissions-scandal-seeks-home-confinement-to-avoid-coronavirus-in-prison%3F_%3Dtrue[dead link]
  12. ^ "Hot Pockets heiress Michelle Janavs headed to prison for college bribery scandal". CBS News.
  13. ^ "Inmate Locator".
  14. ^ Demetrakakes, Pan. "Hot Pockets Heiress in Hot Water". Food Processing. Retrieved February 25, 2020.