If the U.S. Bureau of Prisons takes the advice of the judge who sentenced Michael T. Conahan on Friday, Conahan will serve his time in a minimum-security prison camp in the Florida Panhandle that was ranked one of the nation's 10 "cushiest" federal prisons by Forbes Magazine in 2009.
The Federal Prison Camp in Pensacola is adjacent to the Pensacola Naval Air Station and inmates have prime employment and recreation opportunities on the base that are not available in most federal lockups, the magazine concluded.
U.S. District Judge Edwin M. Kosik recommended the prison camp at the request of the defense so that Conahan could be near members of his family. Conahan's wife, Barbara, purchased a home in Delray Beach, Fla., in June, according to records in Palm Beach County, Fla.
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Conahan Could Be Headed to Cushy Prison