Federal Correctional Institution, Englewood

Federal Correctional Institution, Englewood
Location Jefferson County,
near Bow Mar, Colorado
Status Operational
Security class Low-security (with minimum-security prison camp)
Population 1,034 (186 in prison camp)
Opened 1938
Managed by Federal Bureau of Prisons
Warden Rene G. Garcia

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.

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 Denver.[2] The facility is named after the city of Englewood, Colorado and has a Littleton, Colorado mailing address, but is not in close proximity to either city.[3]

Notable incidents

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.[4]

Notable inmates


Inmate Name Register Number Photo Status Details
Rod Blagojevich 40892-424 Serving a 14-year sentence; scheduled for release in 2024.[5] 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 President Barack Obama in return for money or an appointment to a high-level federal government position.[6][7]
Jared Fogle 12919-028 Serving a 15-year sentence; scheduled for release in 2029.[8] Former spokesman 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]
Jeffrey Alexander Sterling 38338-044 Serving a 3-year sentence[10] Former CIA officer, set for release in 2018
Rafael Cárdenas Vela 01659-379 Serving a 20-year sentence; scheduled for release in 2029. 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.[11][12]
Walter Lee Williams 65562-112 Serving a 5-year sentence; scheduled for release in 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.[13][14]


Inmate Name Register Number Photo Status Details
Mike Carona 45335-112 Released to a halfway house in May 2015; served 52 months.[15][16] Former Sheriff of Orange County, California, the second-largest sheriff's office in the state; convicted of witness tampering in 2009 for ordering witnesses to lie to investigators conducting a corruption investigation.[17]
Tim DeChristopher 16156-081 Released from custody in April 2013; served a 2-year sentence.[18] 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.[19][20]
Jeffrey Skilling 29296-179 Now in Montgomery FPC[21] Committed fraud related to Enron[22]

See also


  1. "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. Jones, Rebecca. "Article: PRISON HAS A FIELD OF VISION.(Spotlight)." Rocky Mountain News. May 2, 1999. Retrieved on July 28, 2010. "You're talking about the Englewood Federal Correctional Institution - which, interestingly, is nowhere near Englewood, but that's the federal government for you. (It has a Littleton mailing address, as does most of south Jefferson County, though it's nowhere near Littleton, either, but that's a wacky question for another day.)" (Partial archive with text)
  4. "Suspicious Envelope Sent To Prison Where Blagojevich Is Held". CBS.
  5. Dodge, John (April 8, 2015). "Gray-Haired Rod Blagojevich Behind Bars In Colorado". CBS Chicago. CBS Local Media. Retrieved 5 October 2015.
  6. "Blagojevich convicted on corruption charges". CNN.
  7. "Blago Sentenced to 14 Years for Corruption". NBC.
  8. Stanley, Deb (December 18, 2015). "Former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle moved to Colorado prison - Englewood FCI". The E.W. Scripps Company. Retrieved 19 December 2015.
  9. "Ex-Subway spokesman Jared Fogle gets more than 15 years in prison". FOX News Network, LLC. November 19, 2015. Retrieved 19 December 2015.
  10. Hutchins, Corey (2016-08-16). "'My husband may die' in a Colorado prison, says wife of CIA whistleblower". Colorado Independent. Retrieved 2016-08-21.
  11. Chapa, Sergio (November 17, 2014). "Gulf Cartel leader "El Junior" gets 20 years in federal prison". Valley Central. Chesapeake Media I, LLC. Retrieved 7 September 2015.
  12. "Gulf Cartel Plaza Boss Heads to Federal Prison". Federal Bureau of Investigation. US Department of Justice. November 17, 2014. Retrieved 7 September 2015.
  13. "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 20 October 2013.
  14. Lopez, Robert (June 20, 2013). "Ex-USC professor accused of sex with children to appear in court". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 20 October 2013.
  15. "Former Orange County Sheriff Mike Carona freed from prison early". The Orange County Register. May 14, 2015. Retrieved 1 October 2015.
  16. Branson-Potts, Hailey (May 15, 2015). "Ex-O.C. Sheriff Michael Carona leaves prison, returns home". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 1 October 2015.
  17. Hanley, Christine (April 28, 2009). "Scolding and a stiff sentence for Carona". Los Angeles Times.
  18. Maffly, Brian (April 17, 2013). "Activist Tim DeChristopher to be freed after 21 months in custody". The Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved 5 October 2015.
  19. O'Donoghue, Ami (March 4, 2011). "Jury finds activist Tim DeChristopher guilty of both charges". Deseret News.
  20. O'Donoghue, Ami (July 26, 2011). "Activist Timothy DeChristopher sentenced to 2 years in prison". Deseret News.
  21. "Inmate locator." Federal Bureau of Prisons. Retrieved on September 22, 2016. Enter "29296-179"
  22. Cardona, Felisa (2011-12-13). "FCI Englewood might be the new home for Blagojevich". Denver Post. Retrieved 2016-09-22. "(The Bureau of Prisons website lists former Enron chief executive Jeff Skilling among the prison’s residents.)"
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