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Federal Correctional Institution, El Reno

United States Penitentiary, El Reno
Location El Reno, Canadian County, Oklahoma
Status Operational
Security class Medium-security (with minimum-security prison camp)
Population 1,000 (265 in prison camp)
Managed by Federal Bureau of Prisons
Warden Jody R. Upton

Federal Correctional Institution, El Reno (FCI El Reno) is a medium-security United States federal prison for male inmates in Oklahoma. It is operated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons, a division of the United States Department of Justice. The facility also has an adjacent satellite camp for minimum-security male offenders.

FCI El Reno is located in central Oklahoma, 30 miles west of Oklahoma City.[1]

Notable incidents

On December 19, 2004, inmate Carlos Brewster escaped from the minimum-security prison camp at FCI El Reno. A fugitive task force led by the US Marshals Service apprehended Brewster three weeks later at a fast-food restaurant in East Los Angeles, California. Brewster was returned to Oklahoma, where he had additional time added to the 21-year sentence he was serving for possession with intent to distribute cocaine.[2][3]

In August 2011, inmate Joe Villarreal escaped from FCI El Reno, where he was serving a 147-month sentence for drug trafficking. He was apprehended in the city of El Reno several hours later. Villarreal was subsequently sentenced to an additional 46 months in prison for the escape and for possessing a shank in the prison prior to his escape.[4]

Brewster and Villarreal were transferred to facilities with higher security levels.[5][6]

Notable inmates

Inmate Name Register Number Status Details
Roberto Cardona 13277-280 Currently serving a life sentence. Leader of the Barrio Azteca gang, which operates on the Texas-Mexico border and inside of prisons in Mexico and the US, and engages in drug trafficking, extortion, money laundering, kidnapping and murder.[7]
Aaron Lopez Garcia 16215-085 Serving a 10-year sentence; scheduled for release in 2017. Member of the Norteños street gang and former US Marshals 15 Most Wanted fugitive; escaped from federal custody in 2005 after being convicted of being a felon in possession of a firearm.[8]
Evert Eoff 31829-086 Currently serving a 22-year sentence; scheduled for release in 2021. Arrested in 2001 for attempting to kill a witness with a pipe bomb; pleaded guilty in 2004 to trying to hire an inmate to kill the prosecutor assigned to his case, Assistant US Attorney Bruce Miyake, while incarcerated at FDC SeaTac in Washington State.[9][10]

See also

Oklahoma portal
Government of the United States portal
Government of the United States portal
Criminal justice portal


Further reading

External links

  • Bureau of Prisons - Federal Correctional Institute El Reno

Coordinates: 35°32′05″N 98°00′26″W / 35.53472°N 98.00722°W / 35.53472; -98.00722

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