United States Penitentiary, Lompoc

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United States Penitentiary, Lompoc
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LocationLompoc, Santa Barbara County, California
Coordinates34°40′34″N 120°30′21″W / 34.6762°N 120.5057°W / 34.6762; -120.5057Coordinates: 34°40′34″N 120°30′21″W / 34.6762°N 120.5057°W / 34.6762; -120.5057
Security classMedium-security (with minimum-security prison camp)
Population2,046 [1,677 at the USP, 369 in prison camps] (April 2022)
Managed byFederal Bureau of Prisons

The United States Penitentiary, Lompoc (USP Lompoc) is a medium-security United States federal prison for male inmates in Lompoc, California. It is part of the Lompoc Federal Correctional Complex (FCC Lompoc) and is operated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons, a division of the United States Department of Justice. The facility also has a satellite prison camp for minimum-security male inmates. It was formerly a military disciplinary barracks on Camp Cooke.

FCC Lompoc is located within the city of Lompoc, 175 miles (282 km) northwest of Los Angeles, adjacent to Vandenberg Space Force Base.[1] The complex also includes a Federal Correctional Institution and a minimum-security prison camp.


The USP (Medium) security facility also contains a High security wing constructed in 2006 known as the "SHU" or "Special Housing Unit". Inmates may be placed in the SHU as a disciplinary measure or for administrative reasons.

The FCI (Low) has a Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP)

There are two minimum security prison camps that also house adult male inmates.[2]

Notable inmates[edit]

  • Inmates released from custody prior to 1982 are not listed on the Federal Bureau of Prisons website.


Inmate Name Register Number Status Details
Kevin Harpham 13663-085 Serving a 32-year sentence. Scheduled for release in June 2038. Pleaded guilty to bombings in Spokane in 2011.
Enrique Marquez Jr. 71450-112 Serving a 20-year sentence. Scheduled for release on December 31, 2032. Pleaded guilty to providing weapons to the perpetrators of the 2015 San Bernardino attack


Inmate Name Register Number Status Details
Jorge Salcedo 77807-112 Released from custody on December 30, 2021.[3] Charged with connection to the 2019 college admissions bribery scandal.
Demetrius Flenory 13037-078 Now at FCI Sheridan Co-founder of the Black Mafia Family criminal organization; pleaded guilty in 2007 to leading a national drug trafficking operation based in Detroit, Michigan with his brother, Terry Flenory, who was also sentenced to 30 years.[4]
Ivan Boesky 13987-054 Released from custody in 1990; served 2 years. Former leading Wall Street speculator; pleaded guilty in 1987 to conspiracy to file false stock trading records for making $80 million through an insider trading scheme.[5]
Danny Zappin 08036-032 Released from custody in 2005; served 2 years Founder of Maker Studios served a sentence for drug possession.[6]
Gene Haas 43241-112 Released from custody in 2009; served 16 months. Haas pleaded guilty to a felony conspiracy charge in 2007 for orchestrating a plan to list bogus expenses that could be written off as business costs and save Haas Automation millions in taxes.[7][8]
H.R. Haldeman Unlisted* Released from custody in 1978; served 18 months.[9] White House Chief of Staff for President Richard Nixon and key figure in the Watergate scandal; convicted in 1975 of conspiracy and obstruction of justice.[10][11][12]
Auburn Calloway 14601-076 Serving consecutive life sentences with no possibility of parole. Now at USP Florence High Hijacker of Federal Express Flight 705 in 1994.
Andre Louis Hicks 55553-097 Released from custody in 1996; served 4 years. American rap artist known as Mac Dre and member of the Romper Room Gang, which was suspected of committing a series of bank robberies; convicted in 1992 of conspiracy for plotting to rob a bank in Fresno, California.[13][14][15][16]
Herbert W. Kalmbach Unlisted* Released from custody in 1975; served 6 months.[17] Personal attorney for President Richard Nixon; pleaded guilty in 1974 to illegally soliciting nearly $4 million in campaign funds.[10][18][19]
Chuck Muncie 03389-198 Released from custody in 1992; served 18 months. Former National Football League player; pleaded guilty in 1988 to selling cocaine to an undercover federal agent and perjury.[20][21]
Eugene Plotkin 58897-054 Released from custody in 2011; served 3 years. Former associate at Goldman Sachs; convicted in 2007 masterminding an insider trading conspiracy which netted $6.5 million; Plotkin's story was featured on the CNBC television program American Greed.[22][23]
Reed Slatkin 24057-112 Released from custody in 2013; served 14 years. Co-founder of EarthLink; pleaded guilty in 2002 to mail fraud, wire fraud, money laundering and conspiracy to obstruct justice for stealing $593 million from investors in one of the biggest Ponzi schemes in US history; Slatkin's story was featured on the CNBC television program American Greed.[24][25][26]
Hüseyin Yıldırım 09542-018 Released from custody and deported to his home country of Turkey in 2003; served 5 years. Turkish national; convicted in 1989 of conspiring with spy James Hall III to sell classified information regarding US eavesdropping operations to East German and Soviet agents between 1983 and 1988.[27]
Stephen Semprevivo 77828-112 Released from custody in 2020, served four month sentence Charged with connection to the 2019 college admissions bribery scandal.
Devin Sloane 77815-112 Released from custody in 2020, served four month sentence Charged with connection to the 2019 college admissions bribery scandal.
Mossimo Giannulli 77808-112 Released from custody in 2021, served five month sentence[3] Charged with connection to the 2019 college admissions bribery scandal.
Nate Colbert 07633-198 Released from custody in 1992, served six month sentence Former Major League Baseball player; pleaded guilty to committing fraud on bank loan documents.

COVID-19 pandemic[edit]

A deadly COVID-19 outbreak swept through the federal correctional complex in 2020.[28] It included several dozen staff members, including correctional officers.[29]

See also[edit]


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