May 26, 1986 |
The prison has no walls, fences, bars, gun towers or guns. Guards are nattily attired in gray slacks, powder-blue shirts, maroon ties and navy blazers. Amenities include a swimming pool and two full-time recreation directors. Some inmates, who are allowed to leave the prison unescorted, spend their days working in nearby communities and their evenings umpiring games for the local Little League. Incarceration at the Federal Prison Camp at Boron is more a state of mind than a state of siege.
July 6, 1990 |
The Bureau of Prisons denied that an inmate was held incommunicado four days before the 1988 presidential election to silence his allegation that he sold marijuana to Vice President Dan Quayle. The prisoner, held in a federal prison in El Reno, Okla., was placed in a special punishment cell on the orders of Bureau of Prisons Director J. Michael Quinlan. But a bureau spokesman said the convict--Brett Kimberlin--was ordered into special detention because of concerns about his safety.
November 24, 1987 |
Cuban inmates fighting deportion to their homeland staged a bloody riot at the Federal Penitentiary Monday, seizing dozens of hostages and setting fire to the prison. At least one prisoner was killed. Local hospitals reported admitting a total of eight Cubans suffering gunshot wounds, along with two prison guards who were slightly injured. In Washington, Atty. Gen.
July 4, 1990 |
Four days before the 1988 presidential election, Bureau of Prisons Director J. Michael Quinlan ordered a federal prisoner be placed in detention and barred from talking to reporters about allegations that the prisoner had once sold marijuana to now-Vice President Dan Quayle, according to a Bureau of Prisons lawyer's letter disclosed in federal court this week. In a letter to a lawyer representing convicted drug smuggler Brett C. Kimberlin, Bureau of Prisons regional counsel Carolyn A.
October 17, 1992 |
The Justice Department said Friday its inspector general will investigate allegations that a federal prisoner was silenced during the 1988 campaign when he sought to publicly charge that he once sold marijuana to Vice President Dan Quayle. Inspector General Richard J. Hankinson agreed to conduct an investigation to determine why Bureau of Prisons Director J.
November 10, 1990 |
The federal government announced plans Friday to build a 1,000-bed prison in the District of Columbia, where a crack cocaine epidemic and America's worst murder rate have taxed local facilities. Bureau of Prisons Director J. Michael Quinlan said the proposed $80-million Metropolitan Detention Center will hold defendants in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service while they await trial. The facility is designed to help relieve severe overcrowding at the District of Columbia Jail.