List of Famous Prisoners at the U.S. Penitentiary in Marion ranked by fame and noteriety. The United States
Penitentiary in Marion or USP Marion is a medium security prison for male inmates. USP Marion was originally constructed to replace Alcatraz and was home to some very dangerous inmates. After several escape attempts and the murder
s of two correctional officers, USP Marion went on permanent lockdown, keeping most inmates in their cells for the bulk of the day. USP Marion was downgraded to a medium security prison in 2006.
Who is the most famous prisoner at the U.S. Penitentiary in Marion? Controversial
baseball star Pete Rose tops our list. Rose spent five months at USP Marion after pleading guilty to two charges of filing false income tax returns in 1990. Rose also had to pay $366,041 in back taxes and complete 1,000 hours of community service for his crimes.
Gambino crime boss John Gotti also spent time at USP Marion. Gotti was sent to the federal penitentiary after being found guilty of five counts of murder, loansharking, illegal gambling, obstruction of justice, bribery and tax evasion. Gotti spent most of his time at USP Marion in solitary confinement. He was sent to United States Medical Center for Federal Prisoners in Springfield after being diagnosed with throat cancer
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