Federal Prison Camp, Pensacola

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Federal Prison Camp, Pensacola
FPC Pensacola.jpg
Location110 Raby Avenue, Pensacola postal address, Escambia County, Florida
CoordinatesCoordinates: 30°27′48″N 87°20′36″W / 30.4634°N 87.3432°W / 30.4634; -87.3432
Security classMinimum-security
Managed byW.L Woods, Warden Federal Bureau of Prisons

The Federal Prison Camp, Pensacola (FPC Pensacola) is a minimum-security United States federal prison for male inmates in unincorporated Escambia County, Florida,[1] near Pensacola. It is operated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons, a division of the United States Department of Justice.

FPC Pensacola is located on Saufley Field, an outlying field of Naval Air Station Pensacola, 175 miles west of the state capital of Tallahassee and 50 miles east of Mobile, Alabama.[2]


Operations began in 1988 when the Bureau of Prisons negotiated a partnership with the United States Navy to lease land and several excess buildings at Saufley Field in exchange for inmate labor. In 2006, the Bureau of Prisons decided to cut costs by closing the Federal Prison Camp, Eglin, which was located at Eglin Air Force Base, in Okaloosa County, Florida, and moving the inmates to FPC Pensacola.[3] In July 2009, Forbes magazine listed the prison as the number two "cushiest prison" in the United States.[4] In October 2006 the United States Department of Justice indicted four people for bribery and providing contraband to inmates at the prison.[5] In March 2007, the prison made headlines when an inmate escaped from a work detail at Naval Air Station Pensacola.[6]

Notable inmates (current and former)[edit]

Inmate Name Register Number Status Details
Tim Donaghy 75377-053 Released from custody in 2009; served 11 months. Former NBA referee; pleaded guilty in 2007 to wire fraud conspiracy and illegally transmitting betting information for accepting thousands of dollars from professional gambler James Batista in exchange for providing inside information on games.[7][8]
Chris Collins 86014-054 Formerly incarcerated; pardoned by President Trump on the 22nd of December, 2020. U.S. Representative from New York’s 27th district. Convicted of insider trading.
Billy Walters 25880-048 Formerly incarcerated; sentence commuted on January 20 2021 by President Trump. Professional sports gambler convicted of insider trading related to Dean Foods Co. Walters was convicted of leveraging insider information, that was provided to him by former Dean Foods Co. Chairman Tom Davis, into millions of dollars in profits. Professional Golfer Phil Mickelson was also named in the investigation.
Irvin Mayfield 37328-034 Serving an 18 month sentence Jazz Trumpeter guilty of the New Orleans Library scandal.
Robert M. Freeman 13691-054 Released from custody in 1990; served 4 months. Goldman Sachs partner; convicted of insider trading
Douglas Green 20952-077[permanent dead link] Released from custody in 2003; served 12 years. Louisiana insurance commissioner from 1988 to 1991; convicted in 1991 of conspiracy, mail fraud and money laundering for using his position to prop up a failing insurance company in exchange for $2.7 million in bribes.[9]
Paul H. Jones 55193-060 Released from federal custody in 2008 and transferred to an Ohio state prison. Mayor of Ravenna, Ohio from 1976 to 1982 and 1996 to 2005; convicted in 2010 of mail fraud and filing false tax returns for using his position to assist his son's business make over $260,000 in profits and failing to report those profits to the IRS.[10][11][12]
Scott Maddox 26266-017 Now at FCI Talladega Former Tallahassee City Commissioner sentenced to 5 years for bribery.
Robert Powell 15110-067 Released from custody in 2013; served 18 months. Developer of two for-profit juvenile prisons in Pennsylvania; pleaded guilty to paying $770,000 to two judges in exchange for sentencing juveniles to serve time in those prisons; known as the Kids for Cash scandal.[13][14]
Mike Berlon 66280-019 Released from custody in 2020; served 5 years and 3 months. Lawyer, Politician and long time Political Strategist. Former Chairman of the Georgia State Democratic Party and Member of the Democratic National Committee's Executive Committee. Berlon pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud involving misuse of funds from his law firm in 2015.
Mark Whitacre 07543-424 Released from custody in 2007; served 8 years. FBI informant who assisted in the ADM price-fixing investigation; pleaded guilty in 1997 to embezzling $9 million from the company; Whitacre was the subject of the 2009 Steven Soderbergh film The Informant!.[15][16]
Howard D. Farley 20037-509 Farley was sentenced to 4 years in prison for being the leader of one of the largest drug-trafficking rings in Nebraska history.[17]
Todd Chrisley 72600-019 Reported for 12-year sentence on January 17, 2023. Todd and wife Julie Chrisley were sentenced to prison in November 2022 for fraud and tax crimes. [18]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "2020 CENSUS - CENSUS BLOCK MAP: Escambia County, FL" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. p. 35 (PDF p. 36/57). Retrieved 2022-08-15. Pensacola Federal Prison Cp
  2. ^ "FPC Pensacola". Bop.gov. Retrieved 2015-10-11.
  3. ^ Rudman, Mladen. "Article: Eglin prison to turn in key: The camp?s five dormitories and smaller buildings will be returned to the Air Force after remaining personnel leaves by Feb. 20." Northwest Florida Daily News. January 10, 2006. Retrieved on August 23, 2010.
  4. ^ Hawkins, Asher (2009-07-13). "America's 10 Cushiest Prisons". Forbes. Retrieved 2009-07-29.
  5. ^ "Four Individuals Charged with Providing Contraband to Federal Inmates". United States Department of Justice. 2006-10-17. Archived from the original on 2007-09-30. Retrieved 2007-05-09.
  6. ^ "Prison camp escapee sought". Pensacola News Journal. 2007-03-08. Retrieved 2007-05-09.
  7. ^ "Donaghy pleads guilty, could face up to 25 years in prison". Sports.espn.go.com. 2007-08-15. Retrieved 2015-10-11.
  8. ^ "Most Popular E-mail Newsletter". USA Today. 2012-08-14.
  9. ^ "Louisiana Insurance Official Is Sentenced", June 13, 1991". The New York Times. 1991-06-13. Retrieved June 16, 2013.
  10. ^ [1] Archived February 11, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  11. ^ "Former Ravenna Mayor Paul Jones started federal sentence on May 9". Archived from the original on February 6, 2012. Retrieved August 17, 2012.
  12. ^ [2] Archived June 17, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  13. ^ Michael Sisak and Patrick Sweet (2011-11-04). "18-month sentence for Powell, kids-for-cash financier and star witness - Citizens' Voice". Citizensvoice.com. Retrieved 2015-10-11.
  14. ^ "Kids-for-cash financier Powell assigned to Fla. prison camp - News". The Times-Tribune. 2011-12-28. Retrieved 2015-10-11.
  15. ^ Mokhiber, Russell; Weissman, Robert (2000-08-08), "Rats in the Grain", Common Dreams NewsCenter, archived from the original on 2009-09-01, retrieved 2009-09-20[3] Archived 2012-02-14 at the Wayback Machine
  16. ^ Krebs, A.V. (2000-08-16), "Must reading", The Progressive Populist, Ampersand Publishing Co.
  17. ^ "The Fugitive Next Door". 20 May 2022.
  18. ^ "Todd and Julie Chrisley report to federal prisons to begin sentences". 17 Jan 2023.

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