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FCI Ray Brook, NY…

One of  a dozen federal prisons I’ve served in is FCI Ray Brook.  Ray Brook is just down the road from the massive ski jumps near Lake Placid in northern New York State, the site of the 1980 U.S. Winter Olympics.

If you’re of a certain age, you’ll remember those Olympics as the “Miracle on Ice,” in which the U.S. men’s hockey team won the gold medal.  I remember Ray Brook somewhat differently…

The creation of FCI Ray Brook was a reaction to the 1972 Olympics in Munich, Germany, where a number of Israeli athletes were murdered in retaliation for the Black September War in 1970 in Jordan (which involved a number of other states, including Israel).   more…