News has come to light that former Subway spokesman and convicted child molester Jared Fogle was injured in an altercation in the recreation yard at Littleton, Colorado’s Englewood Prison back in January. Fogle was apparently attacked and beaten by another inmate, 60-year-old Steven Nigg, who is at Englewood serving time for a gun conviction related to a decades-old crime spree in which he robbed a motel, convenience stores, and a gas station.
According to reports, Fogle emerged from the beating with a bloody nose, scratched-up neck, and a swollen face. For his part in the assault, Nigg was reportedly sent to solitary confinement.
Englewoood, a federal corrections facility, is officially listed as a “low-security” prison. Although low-security prisons are considered less threatening than medium- and high-security prisons, they are actually higher on the prison security totem pole than minimum-security units. Minimum-security prisons at the federal level are characterized by dormitory housing, low staff-to-inmate ratios, and little or no perimeter fencing, while low-security prisons have some dormitory housing, higher staff-to-inmate ratios, and double-fenced perimeters.
The bottom line is that while Fogle may be serving his time in a so-called low-security prison, he is by no means safely ensconced in a facility filled with nothing but non-violent inmates, as he recently learned, in no uncertain terms.
By Robert G. Yetman, Jr. Editor At Large