Drove to Fenney...Here's my takeaway

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Drove to Fenny...Here's my takeaway
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Old 07-01-2017, 07:11 PM
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So our grands are reading the paper and said over 100 homes have already been sold, in Fenney. Can we go. Hey on my IPhone it shows a prison not far from there... I wonder if its the same size as the one I drove past on my way to college?



Interesting that young minds know about the prison, but some who live here didn't. Grands loved the area and the pool was like at our gym up north. Used to driving 45 minutes to get anywhere, so trip to Fenney was a quick adventure.

I think the prison is fairly new, so it depends upon your age. It has at least one very famous inmate, Whitey Bulger, of the notorious Winter Hill a gang of Boston. He is in the super-max section of the prison.

But, you can go to look around Fenney anytime. It's a great place.



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Old 07-01-2017, 07:30 PM
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Coleman is a Federal Prison. Actually two prisons are on the same property. It's big! 2700 prisoners.
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Drove to Fenny...Here's my takeaway
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Old 07-01-2017, 07:40 PM
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Coleman is a Federal Prison. Actually two prisons are on the same property. It's big! 2700 prisoners.


There are actually 4 facilities:

The Federal Correctional Complex, Coleman (FCC Coleman) is a United States federal prison complex for male inmates in unincorporated Sumter County, Florida, near Wildwood. It is operated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP), a division of the United States Department of Justice.

Federal Correctional Complex, Coleman
USPColemanI.jpg
LocationSumter County,
near Wildwood, Florida
StatusOperational
Population7,200 (four facilities and prison camp)
Managed byFederal Bureau of Prisons
The complex has 1,600 acres (650 ha) of space.[1] As of 2010 the complex, the largest correctional facility operated by the BOP, altogether had 7,120 prisoners,[2] and 1,300 employees, making it one of the largest employers in the county.[3] Most prisoners are sentenced for drug-related crimes. Prisoners are male with the exception of those in the female work camp.[2] The prisoners on average have sentences of 10 years.[3]

The complex consists of four facilities and approx 7200 prisoners.

Federal Correctional Institution, Coleman Low (FCI Coleman Low): a low-security facility.
Federal Correctional Institution, Coleman Medium (FCI Coleman Medium): a medium-security facility with an adjacent satellite prison camp for minimum-security inmates.
United States Penitentiary I, Coleman (USP Coleman I): a high-security facility.
United States Penitentiary II, Coleman (USP Coleman II): a high-security facility.
FCC Coleman is located in central Florida, approximately 50 miles (80 km) northwest of Orlando, 60 miles (97 km) northeast of Tampa, and 35 miles (56 km) south of Ocala.[4]

Guess which level Whitey is in.


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Old 07-01-2017, 07:48 PM
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I think the prison is fairly new, so it depends upon your age. It has at least one very famous inmate, Whitey Bulger, of the notorious Winter Hill a gang of Boston. He is in the super-max section of the prison.

But, you can go to look around Fenney anytime. It's a great place.



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they use their IPhone to get around TV while here. Set it to cart or car, so far only one wrong turn. When you look up fenney it shows the prison. They think the area is more like up north and loved that out of the way village. But next time they come it will be very different. I know the prison has been here since we first bought in 2010, not sure how long ago it was built

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Drove to Fenny...Here's my takeaway
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Old 07-01-2017, 08:00 PM
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they use their IPhone to get around TV while here. Set it to cart or car, so far only one wrong turn. When you look up fenney it shows the prison. They think the area is more like up north and loved that out of the way village. But next time they come it will be very different.


While TV is a very very safe place, Fenney may be even safer given its proximity to Coleman.


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Old 07-01-2017, 09:44 PM
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One thing about Coleman....it is truly a gated community.

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Old 07-01-2017, 10:15 PM
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One thing about Coleman....it is truly a gated community.

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Now that is indisputable! Right on point!


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Old 07-04-2017, 05:40 PM
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Is Fenney golf-cart-connected to the rest of the Villages?
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Old 07-04-2017, 05:51 PM
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Is Fenney golf-cart-connected to the rest of the Villages?
Will be.
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Old 07-04-2017, 06:25 PM
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Coleman completed 1995 campus style complex of 30 buildings with low security and medium security housing.



Coleman II completed 2004 is for maximum security inmates.

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