Federal Correctional Institution, Safford

Federal Correctional Institution, Safford
Location Swift Trail Junction,
Graham County,
near Safford, Arizona
Status Operational
Security class Low-security
Population 1,216
Managed by Federal Bureau of Prisons
Warden Warden Lake

The Federal Correctional Institution, Safford (FCI Safford) is a low-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.

FCI Safford is located in southeastern Arizona, 7 miles south of the city of Safford, 127 miles northeast of Tucson, and 165 miles east of Phoenix.[1]

Inmate life

All inmates are required to work in some capacity. Inmates are normally placed on a job assignment most compatible with his interest or job skill. Inmates with severe financial needs will be considered for priority placement on the waiting list in Federal Prison Industries (UNICOR). The regular work day for the inmate population starts at 7:30 a.m. and lasts until 3:30 p.m. Some work details stagger schedules such as UNICOR, food service, laundry, recreation, and the unit orderlies. UNICOR employs large numbers of inmates and specializes in the production of textile products for sale to governmental agencies.[2]

Programs and services

Inmates who have not yet attained their high school diploma are required to attend a GED program. A variety of college level courses are offered in a classroom setting through Eastern Arizona College, as well as through correspondence. Vocational training programs are also available.[3]

Notable inmates (current and former)

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

Inmate Name Register Number Status Details
David Hall Unlisted† Released from custody in 1978 after serving 18 months at the minimum-security prison farm.[4] Governor of Oklahoma from 1970 to 1975; convicted in 1975 of bribery and extortion for conspiring to receive a $50,000 bribe in return for influencing the investment of state retirement funds.[5]
Kevin Tubbs 69039-065 Released from custody in 2016 after serving 12 years.[6] Member of the ecoterrorist group Earth Liberation Front (ELF); pleaded guilty in 2006 to arson for setting fires at an SUV dealership, a tree farm and a police station in Oregon between 1996 and 2001.[7][8]
Allen Pace 16023-112 Serving a 24-year sentence; scheduled for release in 2021. Convicted in 2001 of masterminding the 1997 theft of $18.9 million from the Dunbar Armored Car Company in Los Angeles in the largest cash armed robbery in US history.[9][10]

See also


  1. "FCI Safford". Federal Bureau of Prisons.
  2. "FCI Safford A&O Handbook" (PDF). Federal Bureau of Prisons. Retrieved 5 March 2013.
  3. "FCI Safford A&O Handbook" (PDF). Federal Bureau of Prisons. Retrieved 5 March 2013.
  4. Baker, Donald (October 7, 1977). "Gov. Mandel Faces Sentence Today". The Washington Post. Retrieved 29 August 2015.
  5. Pryor, Dick (June 7, 2010). "A Conversation With...David Hall". OETA - The Oklahoma Network. Retrieved 27 October 2013.
  6. "Informant Tracker". Earth First!. Earth First! Journal. September 3, 2015. Retrieved 14 October 2015.
  7. "Six Plead Guilty In Oregon to Five-Year Ecoterror Spree". Anti-Defamation League. Retrieved 5 March 2013.
  8. Associated Press (May 25, 2007). "Animal rights activist gets 12 years for arsons". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 5 March 2013.
  9. Rosenzweig, David (February 28, 2001). "2 Convicted in $18.9-Million Cash Robbery". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 5 March 2013.
  10. Meyer, Josh (June 19, 2001). "Leader of Heist Is Given 24 Years". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 5 March 2013.

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Coordinates: 32°43′01″N 109°43′28″W / 32.71694°N 109.72444°W / 32.71694; -109.72444

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