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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 murders 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.

What do you think of the U.S. Penitentiary in Marion's use of permanent lockdown? Share your thoughts in the comments section.

List Criteria: Notable inmates at the Marion federal prison

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  1. Born: 1940
    Birthplace: New York City, Area code 917, Contiguous United States, New York, United States of America + 3 more
    Nationality: United States of America
    Profession: Mafioso
    Institution: Franklin K. Lane High School
    Cause Of Death: Cancer of the larynx
    Place Of Death: Area code 417, Springfield, United States of America, United States, with Territories, Christian County + 2 more
    Date Of Death: 2002
    John Gotti : see more

  2. Born: 1941
    Birthplace: Northwest Territory, Ohio, Cincinnati, United States of America, Area code 513 + 2 more
    Nationality: United States of America
    Profession: Baseball player
    Institution: Western Hills High School
    Friends: Alex Rodriguez
    Pete Rose : see more

  3. Born: 1955
    Birthplace: Port Said, Middle East, Port Said Governorate, North Africa, Egypt + 1 more
    Profession: Rabbi
    El Sayyid Nosair : see more

  4. William Daddano, Sr.

    Born: 1912
    Nationality: United States of America
    Profession: Mafioso
    Date Of Death: 1975
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  5. Walter Bond

    Born: 1969
    Birthplace: Chicago metropolitan area, Illinois, Chicago, United States of America, United States, with Territories + 2 more
    Nationality: United States of America
    Profession: Basketball player
    Institution: University of Minnesota
    Walter Bond : see more

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