In late 2008, Michael Rudkin was sentenced to 10 years in prison for having sex with a female inmate and plotting with her to kill his wife while he was a correction officer at the Federal Correctional Institution, Danbury, a federal prison for women in Connecticut. Rudkin was sent to FCC Coleman to serve his sentence. While at Coleman, Rudkin solicited the help of fellow inmates in June 2009 to find a hitman to kill his ex-wife, her new boyfriend, his former inmate paramour and a federal investigator. He provided a handwritten note giving physical descriptions and locations of the intended victims to fellow inmates. The inmates alerted authorities, who instructed the inmates to provide Rudkin with a false name and address of a "hitman." Rudkin subsequently mailed money from his inmate account to the alleged "hitman" as an advance. Rudkin was subsequently convicted of orchestrating the plot and sentenced to 90 years in prison, which he is serving at the United States Penitentiary, Florence ADX, the federal supermax facility in Colorado.
Somalis convicted of piracy; Ali for the 2010 attack on the American warship USS Nicholas; Omar for the 2010 hijacking of the civilian yacht Quest, during which four US citizens were killed; the convictions marked the first time in 190 years that an American jury has convicted defendants of piracy.
Organized crime figures
†The Sentencing Reform Act of 1984 eliminated parole for federal inmates. However, inmates sentenced for offenses committed prior to 1987 are eligible for parole consideration.
Currently serving a 25-year sentence; scheduled for release in 2033.
Former leader of the Tijuana Cartel in Mexico, which imported thousands of tons of cocaine into the United States and killed over 1,000 civilians and law enforcement officers over a 16-year period.
Former NYPD detective; convicted in 2006 of taking bribes to carry out murders and leak law enforcement intelligence disclosing the identities of witnesses for the Gambino Crime Family; his partner, Louis Eppolito, was also sentenced to life.
Currently serving a 40-year sentence; scheduled for release in 2045.
Former New Orleans police officer; convicted of civil rights violations in 2011 in connection with the 2005 Danziger Bridge shootings, during which police opened fire on a group of unarmed civilians, killing two; several other officers were also sentenced to prison.
Currently serving a 35-year sentence; scheduled for release in 2042.
Pleaded guilty in 2012 to engaging in a multistate crime spree with siblings Dylan and Lee Dougherty, during which they committed an armed bank robbery and engaged in shootouts with police officers; Dylan and Lee Dougherty were also sentenced to 35 years.