About the Federal Bureau of Prisons
The Federal Bureau of Prisons administrates the national federal prison system. There are more than 100 prisons of various security levels in this system, located throughout the nation. Security levels include:
- Prison camps with limited or no fencing
- Low or minimum security facilities with dormitory housing
- Medium security institutions with double-fenced perimeters and cells
- High security prisons with reinforced fences/walls
Whether an individual goes to a prison camp, a minimum security prison, or a medium/high security prison depends on the facts and circumstances of the individual's case.
In some cases, individuals convicted of federal offenses can request a prison transfer. These requests are handled on a case by case basis and are not routinely granted.
About Federal Correctional Institution, Bennettsville (FCI Bennettsville)
FCI Bennettsville's prison designation is as a medium-security institution. It is located in Marlboro County, South Carolina. FCI Bennettsville also has an adjacent low security prison camp. This prison houses male offenders with (at the time of writing) a population of roughly 1,700 inmates.
Types of Offenders at FCI Bennettsville
As a medium-security prison, FCI Bennettsville houses inmates who have been convicted of federal offenses like white collar fraud. One current federal prison inmate is Troy Titus, former real estate investor, who was convicted (like Bernie Madoff, who is currently serving at 150-year sentence at FCC Butner in North Carolina) of masterminding a Ponzi scheme that involved fraud and money laundering.
About Patrick Roberts and Roberts Law Group, PLLC
As a federal defense attorney, Patrick Roberts represents clients nationwide who face federal charges. Many clients convicted of federal charges like fraud/business offenses and certain sex crimes and drug offenses end up as residents at institutions like FCI Bennettsville. If you or a loved one face federal charges, request a consultation at 800-760-9071 or use our online form.
North Carolina vs. M.W.
Charge: Charge: Robbery with A Dangerous Weapon (4 Counts), First Degree Burglary, Conspiracy to Commit Robbery with A Dangerous Weapon
Facing: 12 - 17 years in prison
An incarcerated defendant accused our client of participating in the robbery of a group of youth at a party. We were able to raise doubt as to the credibility of this individual. In the end, the prosecutor dismissed these charges, citing a lack of evidence.