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Federal Correctional Institution, Phoenix

Federal Correctional Institution, Phoenix
Location Phoenix, Arizona
Status Operational
Security class Medium-security (with minimum-security prison camp)
Population 1,180 (300 in prison camp)
Opened 1985
Managed by Federal Bureau of Prisons

The Federal Correctional Institution, Phoenix (FCI Phoenix) is a medium-security United States federal prison for male inmates in Arizona. 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 prison camp for minimum-security female offenders.

FCI Phoenix is located approximately 25 miles north of downtown Phoenix, but still within the city limits.[1]

History

An environmental impact study was prepared in 1980 for the proposed prison,[2] which was being planned while the federal prison system was overwhelmed with incoming inmates.[3] The facility was opened in April 1985 with two housing units, each containing 66 rooms at the time. By 2002, it employed 349 staff and held 1,525 inmates.[4]

Notable events

On November 4, 2005, Darrell Issa in California, had only been at the prison for three days. Inmate David Frank Jennings was subsequently identified as the attacker. In 2007, Jennings pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and was sentenced to 35 years in prison in 2008.[5][6][7]

Notable Inmates (current and former)

Inmate Name Register Number Status Details
Cris Kirkwood 81499-008 Released from custody in 2005 after serving 11 months.[8] Former bassist for the Meat Puppets, an American rock band; pleaded guilty in 2004 to assault with a dangerous weapon for striking a security guard with a baton at a Phoenix post office.[9]
Jerry Posin 57593-008 Released from custody in 2009 after serving 5 years.[10] Former drummer for Steppenwolf, an American rock band; played in several prison bands with Cris Kirkwood at FCI Phoenix.[11]
Hamid Hayat 15804-097 Serving a 24-year sentence; scheduled for release in 2026.[12] US citizen of Pakistani descent; convicted in 2006 of providing material support to terrorists for attending an al-Qaeda training camp in Pakistan and planning attacks on hospitals, banks, grocery stores and government buildings in the United States.[13]

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