Have you ever heard of a prison “camp”? How about “club fed”? I myself never heard of a prison “camp” until I arrived at one. This is what is known as “club fed”.
I arrived at the camp on the grounds of Schuylkill FCI in Minersville Pennsylvania in the late summer of 2005. I actually thought I was going to the FCI, and stopped at the front office of the camp because it looked like one of those information buildings at a state or national park. I was shocked to see men dressed in what looked like green prison attire walking around the office area. I soon found out that I was at the right place.
After getting my picture taken for an ID card right there I was told to stand outside the office where a skinny, sad looking guy was also waiting. I would find out that he was a chiropractor from northern New Jersey who had a “year and a day” sentence to serve for participating in an insurance scam. I would also soon become conscious of the fact that those who had this peculiar sentence of ”a year and a day” were rats, though that made them one of the majority at the camp, which was loaded with rats.
One day I sat down to eat breakfast with a white guy with the same first name as me. He proceeded to tell me about his narcotics smuggling, which was extensive. That surprised me as here we were at a so-called “prison” where there was no fence. Anyone there could walk away. I wondered how he could end up there, and I guess he sensed that, or knew before talking to me that I would. He finished by telling me that he was the son of a U.S. Attorney. It was all I could do not to spit out my food.
Then there was the corrupt cop from the Boston area. I didn’t like him from the get go, nor he me.
There were some lawyers and CPAs there too. Some guy who uploaded MP3 files to the internet (he had a good job on the street too, not anymore) who was prosecuted by the FBI out of northern Virginia. But the overwhelming majority of those at the camp were narcotraffickers. Only a couple were there for marijuana trafficking. Most were street level thuggish types who dealt crack. Exactly the type who fill most prisons.
And a lot of them did not stay there.
When I say did not stay, I mean that on a weekend they might be as far away as Philadelphia or even New York city, walking and driving around doped up, visiting a “ho” and their dope dealing buddies. Then they would come back, usually. Once while I was there a guy went to New York and did not come back.
But life at the Camp was so sweet that most came back. That’s when they got caught. No one ever got caught leaving. This is quite a concept that the Feds have for incarceration. They keep around ten percent of their prisoners in camps. All camps are like this, no fence. Anyone who wants a cell phone has one. Anyone who wants liquor and dope at near street prices has it. Behind the fence everything would cost at least ten times as much.
I was only there a month, sitting in the rock garden -it looked like a little park, a rock garden setting out of Better Homes and Gardens, right next to the regulation size running track with a greenhouse and vegetable garden on the other side- one evening just after dinner when four inmates playing cards broke out in loud laughter and one slapped his knee and exclaimed “Damn I’m having fun! If I could hit pussy twice a week I would never leave!”
A few months later in winter a black inmate from Washington D.C. who had nowhere to go after his sentence hid in a closet in one of the two units when he was called to go. The counselor nearly had to drag him out. He was rearrested less than a week later and they assigned him behind the fence at the FCI at Schuylkill rather than the camp because they knew he would not stop coming back if they allowed him to return to the camp.
It occurred to me that the Feds treat a percentage of inmates so well that it would be a great idea for any homeless American to get himself a Federal sentence at a camp. Surely no homeless “shelter” can compare.
The camp at Schuylkill not only had a track, it had weights outside on the track area and inside. Full size Olympic sets such as you would find at a fitness club. Powered treadmills and Stairmasters. Exercise bicycles. Racket ball courts.
And a lot of these inmates seemed to be bulletproof too. A black inmate named “pimp” went to the Hole twice for 30 days for testing positive for marijuana, which he never stopped smoking. Of course, he had his own cell phone too.
Another black inmate -”GI”- who seemed like a certifiable psychopath, someone who should definitely be locked behind a fence, was doing a long stretch of his nine year sentence for cocaine distribution at the camp, and doing it drunk every night of the week while talking on his cell phone. He would take his picture with the phone and post his picture on dating Web sites along with his cell phone number. He had six different “bitches” calling him throughout the week. He would have conversations with them that sometimes devolved into speaking of “fucking you in the ass until you bleed.” He took a picture of his erect penis and posted that on a Web site too.
One evening-actually about 2:30 AM- “GI” was caught talking to one of his “bitches” on the speakerphone by a C.O. (BOP correctional officer) who just pointed at “GI” and said “You owe me one!”
About three months later “GI” left through the front entrance one morning, released back to the community. He never went to the Hole, never lost his cell phone even. Never stopped drinking or posting pictures of his dick on the Web.
And you the tax payer paid about $30,000 per year for this. For nine years. $270,000.
You can buy a nice house for that.
Then there was the street level crack dealer from Philly. I read his paper work from his appointed attorney who was appealing his case -on the taxpayers money- and he was doing a combined eight years for being caught with crack rocks inside a Bic lighter and a handgun in the waistband of his pants. This inmate was caught at the camp with a cell phone and he too never went to the Hole for that, but they did write him a “shot” -slang for an Incident Report- a serious 108 offense. This should have sent him to the Hole and then onto a bus for a trip behind the fence at an FCI for the duration of his offense. But this crack dealer was special. Not as special as “GI”, but not just any inmate so he never lost his bunk at the camp.
Until a month later. That time on a routine “shakedown” a C.O. discovered two unsmoked marijuana joints inside his personal phone book inside his locker. That’s actually against the law, not just BOP regulations, but all this got the Inmate was a trip to the Hole for 60 days where he was still able to order bags of candy. No commissary restriction. Then it was back to the camp for more cell phone calls and pot smoking.
Of course, when I say that such and such inmate was “special”, that’s a relative term. There were around 325 inmates at the camp at Schuylkill FCI and perhaps more than half of them were “special”. It just isn’t possible for me to say for sure. The number might actually be larger, I cannot be sure and I don’t want to exaggerate. I do know that there were at least one hundred cell phones on the camp compound on any given day, and many of those phones were shared by more than one inmate. Pick any week of the year and at least two thirds of the inmate population there had made a cell phone call that week.
It cannot be stressed enough that the Federal Bureau of Prisons is completely aware of this situation. Their understanding is even better than mine. All the way up to the senior levels. As for the Justice Department, they do not want to know.
And the “news” media? No question they have known for two or more decades of this situation and keep the information secret from the public.
The campers are also able to have sex -with women- at the camp. At Schuylkill there was no C.O. in the visiting room. That’s right. Visitors came in with no check from staff and then were left alone with the inmates. There were two bathrooms and a large closet that was left unlocked giving the inmates and their guests three rooms to take turns having sex.
Andrew Fastow, the ex-CFO of Enron was not at Schuylkill, but he is doing his time at a camp. He started out at Oakdale in Louisiana and has now moved to the camp at Florence Colorado. While at Oakdale he received visits from his wife and girlfriend at the same time. They sat on opposite sides of the visiting trailer and Fastow went back and forth. Six years at a camp, that is punishment for one of the worst financial crimes in known history? Fastow was the one who socked away the money. It was reported that over one thousand accounts set up by him in the Caymen Islands were discovered. How many were not found? Fastow got away with tens if not hundreds of millions and lives it up at the camp.
Schuylkill had an inmate like this who was understood to have gotten away with $45 million. He looked happier than most people you meet at a vacation resort. Probably because those people at the resort are paying for it and don’t have $45 million in the bank waiting for them when they get home.
And why did the drug dealers come back after giving themselves an unauthorized furlough? Most were delusional about their options in life such as dreaming about being a rap star, or investing some of their unconfiscated gains in a business and “going legit”. Or maybe they just figured that if they did their time they would make dependable rats on the street and could deal dope until caught and then stay out by giving up information on others. A Puerto Rican inmate from New York told me about a dope dealer from that state who he never saw busted, but who lived in an expensive house and drove expensive cars. He was of the opinion that it was impossible for the police not to know. And if they know, there is no problem making a case, unlike what you hear on talk radio and Court TV. The cops do what they want and get away with it.
Remember that cop from Boston? It’s not just the Feds who have cops locked up. State prisons have them too, and most cops who get busted never do time, they just get fired and become security guards. And for every crooked cop who goes down ten do not. Dope is corrupting every area of this society.
The “War on Drugs” was lost decades ago. America has five percent of the world’s people and twenty five percent of the world’s prisoners. Most of those prisoners are doing time for dope dealing or dope related crimes that involve acquiring money to pay the dope man.
Have you heard the latest news from Mexico? The country is now basically under control of dope dealers. So is Columbia. Probably most other Central American countries are as well. Venezuela is not so the CIA wants to overthrow Hugo Chavez.
How do you think all that dope gets here? Oh sure a good percentage of it comes in through dope smugglers like you read about in the “news” papers, but the majority of it is shipped in by the CIA and Pentagon. Read Dark Alliance by the now deceased Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Gary Webb, or “The CIA, Mafia and George Bush” by Pete Brewton.
Did you know that the Taliban shut down the growing of opium poppies a year before the Pentagon invaded Afghanistan? Not a coincidence. The Golden Triangle became the top producer of opium during the Vietnam war. The Pentagon shipped the product back here.
Are there files in the Pentagon that detail this drug smuggling? No. Are there files which create suspicion that there is such trafficking going on? Probably, but you’ll never see them. The same scenario exists over in Langley.
And even if the suspicious files were released somehow the pedophiles at the cable “news” networks and their counterparts at the “news” papers would only attack anyone who pointed this out as a “conspiracy theorist”.
I have a few questions for you. Who are the 19 hijackers on 9/11/2001? Can you even name half of them? Can you tell me what countries and what cities in those countries that even half of those hijackers were from? Did you ever know these answers?
Go to the archives of the New York Times, Washington Post and Los Angeles Times. The answers are not there. The TV “news” does scare pieces to keep you on board the “War on Terror” train to financial insolvency, but they never produced any answers to the important questions about 9/11.
How about The New Yorker, did that magazine produce a 20,000 word article about the hijackers and their time in Germany? I’m a subscriber; no such information is in the archives.
Every journalist, editor and TV news producer knew by the afternoon of 9/11 when they saw Building Seven (WTC7) come down that what they witnessed was a murderous act of treason by the special ops crew at the Pentagon and CIA. The anthrax was overkill, a second Jack Ruby in the garage.
And what do you know about the anthrax? A direct assault on the TV media and yet the “news” media have demonstrated no concern about what happened there. The archives are barren of answers.
If you talk to a prison guard whether state or Federal what is a part of his background? He’s ex-military. Same with the police, probation and parole officers in your town. It is one giant enterprise. The majority of the military members, police and prison personnel all have family connections in the same line of work. It is one big family enterprise. Most of them rarely give it much thought as to what they are involved in, it’s just a job. But they are in the enterprise. They follow orders without questioning those orders. They assist in perpetuating the evil even while not directly committing criminal acts.
In Hollywood all the journalists are crusaders for truth and justice. In reality American journalists are crusading for a book deal, TV appearances and paid speaking gigs.
The “liberal” media is always providing scathing commentaries about tax dollars being wasted on the poor; but it is the Pentagon, CIA, FBI, police and prisons that get half our tax dollars. The European Union has nearly a hundred million more people yet our Prison Industrial Complex dwarfs theirs. It is the same with the intelligence agencies.
The EU spends just twenty cents for every dollar we spend on our intelligence agencies headed by the CIA, which now takes over $100 billion per year in tax money.
The opinion pages and TV channels on the cable “news” stations are populated with foaming-at-the-mouth rants about the cost of food stamps, but the same outlets masturbate in orgasmic delight at the sight of Tomahawk cruise missiles murdering women and children. And at a cost of over a million dollars per missile.
No mention is even made of the legions of homeless Americans littering our urban streets. Go to Canada and visit any or every major city, and you will not see a homeless Canadian. Is that because a cup of soup is enough to jump start a paranoid schizophrenic Canadian into pulling him or herself up by their bootstraps? No, Canadian tax dollars build apartments and provide psychiatric care for such citizens.
Canada does not have a Pentagon nor anything resembling our intelligence bureaucracy. Which is also the reason Canada has not had a 9/11. No militarized bureaucracy in need of creating a reason for its existence.
If you doubt anything I have written about Federal prison camps then don’t just sit there. I never passed through a gate before pulling into the lot at Schyulkill Federal Prison Camp. That facility is more than a full city block away from the real prison below, Schuylkill FCI. You too can park outside the front office. You can see the two units where the inmates sleep and party all night long from the parking lot. You could take good pictures with a digital camera and telephoto lens.
Before you get to the office though, there is another driveway by a warehouse. That is the UNICOR facility. You could turn in there and drive around back. You will see above you the greenhouse and right behind it is the rock garden, and just above that the track and baseball field along with weights and racketball courts. Drive in there on a weekday before 3:00 PM and you could park and go visit with the inmates in the rock garden. Bring some beer with you in a cooler and they’ll be happy to chat with you. Beer is too heavy to lug through the woods so no one has that.
Count time is at 4:00 PM and inmates head back to the units around 3:30 PM. Other counts are at 10:00 PM, midnight, 3:00 AM and 5:00 AM. Anytime in-between those counts you can circulate at the camp as an inmate by wearing grey sweat pants, a grey t-shirt or grey sweatshirt, and Nike, Reebok or New Balance athletic shoes. The shoes have to be white or black, or a combination of white and black.
You can sneak through the woods after dark and hang out in the units watching TV with the inmates at night. After ten PM there is only one C.O. on duty and he just sits in the front office until count time when another C.O. from the prison down below comes up to help count the inmates (That can be fun at night too, because if an inmate is missing sometimes another inmate will run over to one unit and jump in that inmates bed to be counted, and then run out the backdoor and jump in his bed in the other unit to be counted again. There are four floors in each unit.). You could bring a camera and photograph the whole compound including the poolroom (two tables), weight room, cardio room (Stairmasters etc.), classrooms etc.
If you’re a ladies man then you might want to stop in during the day Monday thru Friday and introduce yourself to the teacher there, Krazy Kim. Among Schuylkill prison staff she is known as “the best blow job on the compound”. Oh the things that go on with your tax dollars.
Of course, you shouldn’t need to do something like this. That’s what the news media is for. But we don’t have real reporters and journalists in this country. So if you want to check out what I’m writing you’ll have to do so yourself.
UPDATE: December 10, 2009
I just discovered the conviction of Joseph Hirko of Enron infamy. This is really outrageous. 16 months in a camp for this bloodsucking scumbag. If he were sentenced to pick up trash on weekends for 16 months that would be 100 times worse for him. Of course, the Federal Bureau of Prisons spokesperson if asked will claim that Joseph Hirko will have to work 7 hours a day, five days a week.
Here’s how this scam works in prison for rich guys like Hirko. After being at the camp for 4 – 6 weeks for “orientation” wherein Hirko won’t be assigned a job, he will get himself a job as an orderly, usually cleaning a bathroom. He will never once swing a mop though. Instead he will pay one of the poor inmates at the camp his monthly salary, which will probably be about $20 – $25 per month for a job like that. He may kick in another ten bucks on top of that. So at most it will cost Hirko about ten bucks a month not to work at all. Officially the BOP will have Hirko listed in their records as scrubbing a bathroom for seven hours a day. He will even have a Federal Bureau of Prisons guard sign off on this every month even though Hirko will never talk to and likely never see this prison cop. Another inmate will bring Hirko the paperwork to sign at the end of the month. But the written records the Federal Bureau of Prisons keep will say otherwise. Like most records concerning inmates that the Federal Bureau of Prisons keep, they are a total fraud.
At Schuylkill Sam Waksal not only never worked, he paid an inmate to make his bed for him every day, clean his cubicle and do his laundry.Waksal spent a good deal of his week during normal working hours Monday thru Friday sitting down in the front office with his feet up on the desk making phone calls while other inmates were kept outside, but could watch him through the large floor-to-ceiling window pains.
If Joseph Hirko likes Cuban cigars he will be smoking them while he serves his sentence. If Joseph Hirko likes 18 year old scotch, he will be drinking it while he serves his 16 month sentence. If Joseph Hirko wants his dick sucked by an attractive woman, she will make a trip through the woods, or be put on his visiting list, and then hook up with him in a visiting room closet or bathroom. This is what the FBI calls Justice, and it is what the “news” media in America will not tell the people.
NEW UPDATE: January 27, 2010
New Virtual Tour of Schuylkill FCI Federal Prison Camp.
Page will not load the same for all browsers. Stunning photographic tour of the Federal Bureau of Prisons Schuylkill FCI camp located off the US 81 Interstate and state highway 901 near Minersville Pennsylvania.
Bing Maps search term is: sunbury rd and prison rd,minersville,pa
Enjoy your virtual trip!
UPDATE: January 31, 2010
Is Cameron Douglas the next high profile inmate to arrive at the Federal prison camp at Schuylkill FCI? News reports say that Douglas is snitching to try to slash a ten year mandatory minimum sentence (that still qualifies him for federal prison camp placement, which is ten years or under). If so then Cameron Douglas will fit right in at Schuylkill where nine out of ten inmates are snitches. Joe Nacchio may not be the most high profile inmate at the Schuylkill FCI Federal prison camp for much longer. Cameron Douglas’ case being out of New York city gives him a high probability of being placed at Schuylkill FCI.
UPDATE: March 16, 2010
Michael David Barrett, talented cell phone cameraman, was sentenced to thirty months in Federal prison yesterday in Los Angeles. He appears to have no criminal history and was employed as an insurance salesman when arrested so he should be headed to a Federal prison camp run by the BOP. Unless he is sent to a camp only facility though it will not be possible to tell just by using the BOP Inmate Locator. If you look up Joseph Nacchio in the locator it will tell you he is at Schuylkill FCI, but in fact he is at the camp, or Schuylkill FPC. Andrew Fastow really brings up a belly laugh as he is listed as being at ADMAX in Florence! That is the 24 hour lock down unit where the most dangerous and notorious are housed. Fastow is at the sweet camp in Florence adjacent to the ADMAX facility. Of course, ADMAX is where Fastow really belongs, and he should never be realeased. He is a pathological bloodsucker, the scum of humanity.
Lots of cell phones where Michael David Barrett is headed. He’ll probably have a picture of Erin Andrews naked butt as his background wallpaper on his phone.The pictures and video are all over the Internet because Erin Andrews won’t shut up about it. Michael David Barrett is the best thing that ever happened to her. She should visit him at the camp.
Your tax dollars at work.
So Cameron Douglas finally got his time started. I was close in my prediction. Lewisburg is near Schuylkill, which does not have a “drug program”. Many of the snitch bastards at Schuylkill would leave Schuylkill and go to Lewisburg so they could get in this program. Why you wonder would these partying fools want to get in a “drug program”? Because they get a year off their sentence! Cameron Douglas just got sentenced to five years, 60 months. His good time in the BOP is only 54 days per year. His out-date would be in 2014. The BOP already has him down for 2013 and you will see a story sometime in late 2012 about Cameron Douglas being released and you will say to yourself “five years is up already?” For Cameron Douglas it will be. And Cameron Douglas will never be violated by US Probation and sent back to “prison” either. And if he did he would go right back to the 24 hour party the Federal Bureau of Prisons runs at their camps. Justice in America. If you love it then you are one sick puppy.
If you would like to write to Cameron Douglas and ask him about the party atmosphere (like all dope fiends and snitches he’ll lie) at the camp in Lewisburg the proper address is:
Federal Prison Camp
P.O. Box 2000
2400 Robert Miller Drive
Lewisburg, Pennsylvania 17837
That number (70707-054) is Cameron Douglas’ Inmate ID. It must be on any correspondence sent to him or they will return it. And remember, if you want to visit Cameron Douglas there are two ways to do so. The official BOP way or through the woods! He’s at a camp.