IT’S WHERE JIM BAKKER AND JOHN HINCKLEY JR. WERE SENT!
The Houston Chronicle did a very interesting story on the federal facility where convicted Enron figure Jeffrey SKilling asked to be sent for 24 years. It’s the same place where Jim Bakker and John Hinckley Jr. did their prison time. Here is part of the article:
The North Carolina prison where former Enron CEO Jeff Skilling has asked to serve his sentence is considered “the crown jewel” of the federal prison system, according to one prison expert, but it’s hardly the “Club Fed” some might imagine.
The Butner Federal Correctional Complex, about 45 minutes northeast of Durham, is sought after by convicts in the know because of the quality of the facilities and staff, said Alan Ellis, a specialist in sentencing and placement of white-collar criminals and author of a guidebook on prisons.
There are minimum-, low- and medium-security facilities at Butner that, in some ways, look like a college campus behind barbed wire, Ellis said. The medical facility at Butner is also highly regarded, particularly for its cancer-treatment programs.
“They attract very professional staff, and the rule is that a happy staff makes for a happy inmate,” Ellis said.