Jasiel Correia reports to New Hampshire Federal Prison
The former Mayor of Fall River turned himself into federal prison to start his six-year sentence for fraud and extortion. Correia previously received seven delays to postpone the start of his sentence. After the Judge in his case denied a request for an eighth delay Correia filed paperwork in the First District Court of Appeals to remain out of prison while his appeal is being considered. That request was denied and Correia voluntarily arrived at the the Berlin Federal Correctional Institution on Friday April 21st.
According to the Federal Bureau of Prisons Correia will be one of roughly 800 male inmates at this medium security facility. The facility is located in Berlin, New Hampshire which is roughly a dozen miles from the border of Maine. Correia and his lawyers have petitioned for a new trail because of what they believe is insufficient evidence to uphold his original conviction. Within 28 days of arrival Correia will be required to participate in the prison’s Admission and Orientations Program.