Marine Corps Brig, Quantico
is a Level 1 facility military prison
operated at Marine Corps Base Quantico
in Quantico, Virginia
. By definition, Level 1 means that it can house relatively few inmates (at the time of writing, about 45) and is not equipped for sentences over 90 days.
In practice, the facility can house approximately 250 inmates in living arrangements ranging from squadbays (for general population) to Special Quarters 2, effectively solitary confinement. The facility is used primarily to allow military inmates to serve sentences of a year or less (generally) and as a place to temporarily harbor inmates awaiting transfer to longer term facilities, such as the United States Disciplinary Barracks
at Fort Leavenworth
Security includes a single chain-link fence about 20 feet high with razor wire, cameras, and guards. Guards are divided into three sections, composed of United States Navy
and United States Marine Corps
personnel in ranks from E-1 to E-6/7. In addition to security personnel, the Brig has a small permanent administration staff including medical personnel and civilian cooks who work with inmates to prepare meals. At present, the Brig is commanded by a CWO3.
The Quantico Brig also offers a small library and chapel for weekly services.
Over the years, there have been some prominent inmates at the Brig, to include John Hinckley, Jr.
, a would-be presidential assassin, Clayton J. Lonetree
, the Marine Security Guard who provided... Read More