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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of West Virginia

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Federal Inmate Sentenced To A Year In Prison For Escaping Fci Prison Camp

BECKLEY, W.Va. – Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) Beckley inmate Randy Fay Prentice was sentenced on April 10 to a year in federal prison for escaping a satellite prison camp, announced U. S. Attorney Booth Goodwin.  Prentice, 47, pleaded guilty to a one-count indictment that was returned by a federal grand jury in October 2012. 

On September 19, 2012, Prentice knowingly escaped the satellite prison camp at FCI Beckley.  A short time after his escape from the prison camp, Prentice was apprehended by prison officials. 

The sentence was imposed by United States District Judge Irene C. Berger. The Court ordered the sentence to run consecutive to the defendant’s current prison term.  Prentice was previously sentenced in September 2011 in the United States District Court in North Carolina to 81 months in federal prison. 

A number of Federal Bureau of Prison institutions have a small, minimum security camps that are in close proximity to the main facility. These camps, often referred to as Satellite Prison Camps, provide inmate labor to the main institution and to off-site work programs.

The investigation was conducted by the U.S. Marshals Service and the Federal Bureau of Prisons.  The investigation was also assisted by the West Virginia State Police and the Raleigh County Sheriff’s Department.  Assistant United States Attorney John File handled the prosecution. 

Updated January 7, 2015