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.
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.
December 4, 1987 |
Two busloads of Cuban prisoners left the federal penitentiary today for other prisons, hours after protesting Cubans freed their 89 hostages and ended their 11-day uprising in return for a moratorium on deportations of all Mariel detainees. Bureau of Prisons Director Michael Quinlan said in Washington that authorities began to re-enter the prison about noon, 11 hours after the former hostages streamed out of the prison to the embraces of their families.