“Club Fed” is one nickname I’ve heard for what is essentially a cushy, white collar prison. According to popular folklore, “Club Fed” is any of several different semi-secret facilities within the United States federal prison system intended to house low risk, well connected inmates. Amenities at such facilities are purported to be much nicer than at more common institutions intended for more common inmates and include things like swimming pools, golf courses, much better food and satellite TV. Generally these facilities look much more like a golf course or resort with exceptional security than they look like a penal institution.
Allegedly, these facilities also serve as kind of a ‘retirement home’ for non-violent, well behaved inmates of advanced age or with special medial needs. Some people also claim that federal prosecutors will offer a transfer incarcerated witnesses to such a place as part of carrot-and-stick negotiations.
What’s the SD on this? Assume that I’m a wealthy CEO convicted of tax evasion. Where is the best facility to serve my sentence and how would my day differ from that of a average person serving in a typical medium security prison?