Federal Correctional Institution, Englewood

The Federal Correctional Institution, Englewood (FCI Englewood) is a low-security United States federal prison for male inmates in Colorado. It is operated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP), a division of the United States Department of Justice. The facility also has an administrative detention center and an adjacent satellite prison camp for minimum-security offenders.

Federal Correctional Institution, Englewood
LocationJefferson County,
near Bow Mar, Colorado
Security classLow-security (with minimum-security prison camp)
Population1,034 (186 in prison camp)
Managed byFederal Bureau of Prisons

FCI Englewood is located in unincorporated Jefferson County.[1] FCI Englewood is located off of U.S. Route 285 and Kipling Street, 10 miles (16 km) southwest of Downtown Denver.[2] The facility is named after the city of Englewood, Colorado, and has a Littleton, Colorado, mailing address, but is not in either city.[3]

FCI Englewood had the worst COVID-19 outbreak in the federal prison system, with more than half of incarcerated people contracting the virus.[4]

Notable incidentsEdit

On April 2, 2012, FCI Englewood was placed on lockdown after a white powdery substance was found inside an envelope addressed to an inmate during a routine mail screening. A hazardous materials team was called to the prison and local and federal law enforcement authorities were notified. The substance was determined to be harmless. The Bureau of Prisons would not identify the inmate to whom the letter was addressed.[5]

On December 21, 2018, the day before the 2018–19 United States federal government shutdown began, prisoner Alan May checked out a vehicle for an alleged work job, and drove off the property without anyone noticing. The government agency responsible for tracking down escaped prisoners was not notified until December 26.[6] As of August 2019, May was still on the run.[7]

Notable inmatesEdit


Inmate Name Register Number Photo Status Details
Jared Fogle 12919-028   Serving a 15-year sentence; scheduled for release in 2029.[8] Former spokesperson for Subway sandwich restaurants; pleaded guilty in 2015 to traveling across state lines to engage in illicit sexual conduct with minors and receiving child pornography.[9]
Michael Slager 31292-171 Serving a 20-year sentence, scheduled for release in 2033 The police officer who killed Walter Scott.
Eric Franklin Rosser 07006-028 Serving a 10-year sentence, scheduled for release on February 26, 2027 Former keyboardist for John Mellencamp pleaded guilty in 2017 watching child pornography on a bus in Montana.
Eric Justin Toth 32508-016 Serving a 25-year sentence; scheduled for release in 2035 Former Washington, D.C. elementary school teacher and FBI Ten Most Wanted fugitive; apprehended in Nicaragua in 2013 after five years on the run; pleaded guilty in 2013 to production of child pornography.


Inmate Name Register Number Photo Status Details
Mike Carona 45335-112   Released to a halfway house in May 2015; served 52 months.[10][11] Former Sheriff of Orange County, California, the third-largest sheriff's office in the state; convicted of witness tampering in 2009 for ordering witnesses to lie to investigators conducting a corruption investigation.[12]
Tim DeChristopher 16156-081   Released from custody in April 2013; served a 2-year sentence.[13] Co-founder of the environmental group Peaceful Uprising; convicted in 2012 of false representation for registering for a 2008 federal land auction and bidding on land worth $1.8 million in order to prevent it from being used for oil and gas exploration.[14][15]
Robert Gilbeau 56978-298 Released on 17 January 2019.[16] First active-duty admiral ever to be convicted of a felony. Lied to investigators about relationship with "Fat" Leonard Glenn Francis and pocketed $40,000 in kickbacks[17]
Scott Lee Kimball 14444-006 Released in December 2002 while awaiting trial for fraud charges in Alaska after he had offered to become an FBI informant. In the year between his release and sentencing, Kimball killed three of the four people he would later plead guilty to, as well as engage in further fraud schemes that netted him thousands of dollars[18] and a 70-year sentence he is currently serving in USP Coleman.[19]
Jeffrey Skilling 29296-179   Transferred to Montgomery FPC.[20] Committed fraud related to Enron[21]
Jeffrey Alexander Sterling 38338-044 Released January 2018 Former CIA employee convicted under the Espionage Act for revealing details about Operation Merlin to a journalist
Walter Lee Williams 65562-112 Released November 1, 2017. Former FBI Ten Most Wanted fugitive and University of Southern California professor; apprehended in Mexico in 2013; pleaded guilty in 2014 to flying to the Philippines in 2010 to have sex with underage boys he met online.[22][23]
Rod Blagojevich 40892-424   President Donald Trump commuted his sentence on February 18, 2020.[24] Governor of Illinois from 2003 to 2009; convicted in 2011 of wire fraud, extortion and bribery for attempting to sell the U.S. Senate seat vacated by then President Barack Obama in return for money or an appointment to a high-level federal government position.[25][26]
Rafael Cárdenas Vela 01659-379 Now at FDC Houston, scheduled for release in 2028 Former high-ranking member of the Gulf Cartel and nephew of incarcerated former cartel boss Osiel Cardenas Guillen; pleaded guilty in 2014 to drug trafficking conspiracy for directing the importation of cocaine from Mexico into the US.[27][28]
Jake Angeli 24866-509 Held for pre-trial purposes, sentenced to 41 months. Member of QAnon charged for participating in the 2021 Capitol Attack[29]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "[http://www.bop.gov/DataSource/execute/dsFacilityAddressLoc?start=y&facilityCode=eng "FCI Englewood Contact Information". Federal Bureau of Prisons. Retrieved on July 28, 2010. "FCI Englewood Federal Correctional Institution 9595 West Quincy Avenue Littleton, CO 80123"
  2. ^ "FCI Englewood." Federal Bureau of Prisons. Retrieved on January 25, 2011.
  3. ^ Sweeney, Annie (March 15, 2012). "For Colorado neighbors, Blagojevich just another inmate". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved May 30, 2017.
  4. ^ "Federal prison in Colorado has worst COVID outbreak in system". KUSA.com. December 9, 2020. Retrieved February 23, 2021.
  5. ^ "Suspicious Envelope Sent To Prison Where Blagojevich Is Held". WBBM-TV.
  6. ^ "Inmate steals truck to escape Jefferson County federal prison". FOX31 Denver. December 28, 2018. Retrieved May 11, 2020.
  7. ^ "News in Brief | Prison Legal News". www.prisonlegalnews.org. Retrieved May 11, 2020.
  8. ^ Stanley, Deb (December 18, 2015). "Former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle moved to Colorado prison - Englewood FCI". KMGH-TV. Retrieved December 19, 2015.
  9. ^ "Ex-Subway spokesman Jared Fogle gets more than 15 years in prison". Fox News. November 19, 2015. Retrieved December 19, 2015.
  10. ^ "Former Orange County Sheriff Mike Carona freed from prison early". Orange County Register. May 14, 2015. Retrieved October 1, 2015.
  11. ^ Branson-Potts, Hailey (May 15, 2015). "Ex-O.C. Sheriff Michael Carona leaves prison, returns home". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved October 1, 2015.
  12. ^ Hanley, Christine (April 28, 2009). "Scolding and a stiff sentence for Carona". Los Angeles Times.
  13. ^ Maffly, Brian (April 17, 2013). "Activist Tim DeChristopher to be freed after 21 months in custody". The Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved October 5, 2015.
  14. ^ O'Donoghue, Ami (March 4, 2011). "Jury finds activist Tim DeChristopher guilty of both charges". Deseret News.
  15. ^ O'Donoghue, Ami (July 26, 2011). "Activist Timothy DeChristopher sentenced to 2 years in prison". Deseret News.
  16. ^ "Admiral jailed 18 months for lying about Fat Leonard". The FCPA Blog. May 18, 2017.
  17. ^ Whitlock, Craig; Perry, Tony (May 17, 2017). "Former admiral sentenced to 18 months in 'Fat Leonard' case". The Washington Post. Retrieved September 11, 2017.
  18. ^ Smith, Jordan Michael (2021). "The Snitch". The Atavist. No. 115. Retrieved July 30, 2021.
  19. ^ Maass, Brian (June 9, 2021). "Serial Killer Scott Kimball Moved Out Of Colorado". KCNC-TV. Retrieved July 31, 2021.
  20. ^ "Inmate locator". Federal Bureau of Prisons. Retrieved on September 22, 2016. Enter "29296-179"
  21. ^ Cardona, Felisa (December 13, 2011). "FCI Englewood might be the new home for Blagojevich". Denver Post. Retrieved September 22, 2016. "(The Bureau of Prisons website lists former Enron chief executive Jeff Skilling among the prison's residents.)"
  22. ^ "Former University Professor Charged in California with Engaging in Sexual Conduct with Minors and Producing Child Pornography". US Department of Justice. June 17, 2013. Retrieved October 20, 2013.
  23. ^ Lopez, Robert (June 20, 2013). "Ex-USC professor accused of sex with children to appear in court". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved October 20, 2013.
  24. ^ Shear, Michael D.; Haberman, Maggie (February 18, 2020). "Trump Grants Clemency to Blagojevich, Milken and Kerik". The New York Times.
  25. ^ "Blagojevich convicted on corruption charges". CNN. Archived from the original on August 9, 2012. Retrieved June 27, 2012.
  26. ^ "Blago Sentenced to 14 Years for Corruption". WMAQ-TV.
  27. ^ Chapa, Sergio (November 17, 2014). "Gulf Cartel leader "El Junior" gets 20 years in federal prison". Valley Central. Retrieved September 7, 2015.
  28. ^ "Gulf Cartel Plaza Boss Heads to Federal Prison". Federal Bureau of Investigation. November 17, 2014. Retrieved September 7, 2015.
  29. ^ "QAnon Shaman, Who Faces Capitol Riot Charges, Being Housed In Denver-Area Detention Center".{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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