Jack’s Home Away

It appears Jack Abramoff is finally being sent down the river, or to the forest… or to the country club…whatever.

ABC News has learned that the court has granted a request from prosecutors that Abramoff be incarcerated at the closest prison to Washington, D.C., the Federal Correction Institute in Cumberland, Md., where Abramoff is expected to report tomorrow [November 15,2006].

federal-correction-institute-cumberland-md.JPGBut what is this correctional institute? Where is it? Does it have tennis courts?

Let’s take a look. The Bureau of Prisons is nice enough to tell us exactly what Mr. Abramoff will find.

Low security Federal Correctional Institutions (FCIs) have double-fenced perimeters, mostly dormitory or cubicle housing, and strong work and program components. The staff-to-inmate ratio in these institutions is higher than in minimum security facilities.

The Cumberland location has both an ‘Institution’ but also seems to have a Federal Prison Camp (low security) close by. An institute is more secure than a camp (like with fires and tents and stuff?) but less secure than a penitentiary.

The Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) in Cumberland houses medium security male offenders. The FCI has an adjacent minimum security satellite camp that houses male offenders.

FCI Cumberland is located in western Maryland,130 miles northwest of Washington, DC and 6 miles south of Interstate 68, off State Route 51 South.

But it isn’t clear whether Jack will be in the institute or the camp. But, and I’m sure Jacks waistline will approve, there are tennis courts, race tracks and a baseball field. Of course getting sent to the showers might be a slightly more dramatic penalty than in other places.

Well, Jack, didn’t know you really well (and if I had, who would admit to it?)- It was nice to have made fun of you. Have a nice outing Jack. At your new Home Institution Camp away from home.

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