BACK NUMBER: 79238
LOCATION: Death Row, Cell 18
CRIME: First degree murder, Aggravated discharge of firearm
SENTENCE: Death by electrocution
TIME LEFT ON SENTENCE: 1 day
ELIGIBLE FOR PAROLE IN: Inmate is not eligible for parole
Lincoln Burrows’ personal history shows he was on a clear path to Fox River since his youth. After dropping out of Morgan Park High School in only the 10th grade, he found himself in trouble with the law on several occasions. Prior convictions include two months for Theft; three months for Criminal Damage to Property; six months for Battery; Six months for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia; ten months for Battery.
Burrows pled not guilty and was convicted on all counts in connection with the death of Terrence Steadman, the brother to the Vice President of the United States of America. On March 12, Lincoln’s final appeal was denied and his date of execution was set for May 11.
Inmate has logged visits with, Michael Scofield his brother, Tim Giles his attorney, LJ Burrows his son, Lisa Rix his son’s mother, and Sue Parsons, a reporter with The Headline Press. This inmate is rated Grade C and is approved for work on Prison Industries. Burrows is known throughout the prison as “Linc the Sink.”
NAME: Michael Scofield
BACK NUMBER: 94941
LOCATION: General Population, A-Wing, Cell 40
CRIME: Armed Robbery
SENTENCE: Five years
TIME LEFT ON SENTENCE: Five years
ELIGIBLE FOR PAROLE IN: Two years, six months
Michael Scofield’s educational background leaves question as to why such a man would commit the crime he did. Beginning with an immaculate record at Morton East High School, he would later graduate Magna Cum Laude with a B.S., civil engineering and M.S., civil engineering, from the Loyola University of Chicago. At the time of his arrest, Scofield was employed as a structural engineer at the prestigious firm of Middleton, Maxwell and Schaum located in Chicago, Il. Inmate Michael Scofield, with no prior convictions, was convicted of armed robbery after attempting to steal over half a million dollars from the downtown Chicago branch of United Savings Bank. At the trial, Scofield pled no contest and requested to serve time in the Level One facility closest to his Chicago home.
Inmate suffers from Type I Diabetes and currently, this inmate has logged visits with Veronica Donovan, his attorney. Inmate is approved for monthly conjugal visits with Nika Volek, his wife. This inmate is rated Grade C and is approved for work on Prison Industries.
NAME: John Abruzzi
BACK NUMBER: 81004
LOCATION: Gen Pop, A-Wing, Cell 96
CRIME: Murder (2 counts) Conspiracy commit murder (2 counts)
SENTENCE: 120 years
TIME LEFT ON SENTENCE: 117 yrs, 6 mo.
ELIGIBLE FOR PAROLE IN: Inmate is not eligible for parole
Former Chicago mob boss, John Abruzzi, is arguably the most infamous prisoner currently incarcerated at Fox River Penitentiary. That celebrity has translated into power inside the walls. Other inmates, even murderers, defer to Abruzzi in prison-related business. While the correctional officers enforce the rules, it wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that John Abruzzi runs the prison. Abruzzi was finally convicted of two counts of murder and two counts of conspiracy to commit murder after decades of eluding punishment from Illinois district attorneys. Otto Fibonacci provided eyewitness testimony at Abruzzi’s trial, which convinced the jury to convict Abruzzi of rubbing out two rival gangsters. Abruzzi subsequently put a hit out on Fibonacci, forcing Fibonacci to enter the Witness Protection Program. Abruzzi has been overheard expressing how desperately he would like to know Fibonacci’s whereabouts.
Inmate has logged visits from Philip Falzone, a “business associate;” Anthony Smallhouse, another “business associate;” Sylvia Abruzzi, his wife; Nicole Abruzzi, his daughter; John Abruzzi, Jr. his son; and Brian Knowlton, business manager. Inmate is rated Grade C and is approved for work on Prison Industries.
NAME: Theodore Bagwell
BACK NUMBER: 89632
LOCATION: General Population, A-Wing, Cell 16
CRIME: Six counts of Kidnapping, Rape and First Degree Murder
SENTENCE: Incarceration for the rest of his natural life
TIME LEFT ON SENTENCE: The rest of his natural life
ELIGIBLE FOR PAROLE IN:Inmate is not eligible for parole
Theodore Bagwell (or T-Bag, as he calls himself) is one of the most dangerous predators at Fox River Penitentiary. Not surprisingly, he has barely known a life outside of confinement. After multiple citations for vandalism and cruelty to animals, a ten year-old Bagwell was caught attempting to burn down the home of his fourth grade teacher and was sent to juvenile hall. It was there that Bagwell was first introduced to the Alliance for Purity, a white supremacist gang. As Bagwell grew up, his crimes grew more serious. They included assault with a deadly weapon and attempted murder. For these crimes, Bagwell was sentenced to Alabama’s Donaldson maximum security prison where he immediately assumed a leadership position in the Alliance for Purity. Upon Bagwell’s release four years ago, he immediately went back to his life of crime, including a rape and murder spree across Alabama that included several teenage victims and landed him among America's most wanted criminals. Once captured, his attorney petitioned for Bagwell to be incarcerated out of state, for fear of re-establishing power in the Alliance for Purity. When Bagwell landed in Fox River ten months ago, its chapter of the Alliance was non-existent. Thanks to the charismatic “T-Bag,” now it is one of the most powerful gangs in the prison.
Inmate is known to be affiliated with the Alliance for Purity Gang. Inmate has a documented relationship with Jason Buchanan (also known as Maytag) Seth Hoffner (also known as Cherry). Inmate has logged visits with Susan Hollander, and is rated Grade C and is approved for work on Prison Industries.
NAME: Captain Brad Bellick
Captain Bellick passed the Correctional Officer Exam the autumn after he graduated high school and has been at Fox River Penitentiary ever since. In that time, he has slowly and steadily climbed up the C.O. ranks. Three years ago, despite several claims of inmate abuse (none of which could ever be corroborated), Bellick was promoted to the position of captain, the highest rank a C.O. can earn. Today, his duties include: aiding in the transportation of death row inmates to the electric chair, supervising Fox River’s prison industries program and overseeing the day-to-day operations of all the inmates in general population. Bellick is what’s known as a C.O.’s C.O.. His view is there is no such thing as a “good convict,” and the main purpose of a prison is punishment, not rehabilitation.
ON-AIR: Mondays, 9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT
ORIGINATION: Chicago, IL
SERIES PREMIERE: August 29, 2005 Special two-hour premiere 8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT
Dominic Purcell (Lincoln Burrows)
Wentworth Miller (Michael Scofield)
Robin Tunney (Veronica Donovan)
Amaury Nolasco (Sucre)
Wade Williams (Bellick)
Marshall Allman (LJ)
Paul Adelstein (Agent Kellerman)
Robert Knepper (T-Bag)
with Sarah Wayne Callies (Dr. Tancredi)
and Peter Stormare (Abruzzi)
Guest-Starring Muse Watson (Westmoreland)
and Special Guest Star Stacy Keach (Warden Pope)
PRODUCED BY: Adelstein-Parouse Productions in association with 20th Century Fox Television
CREATED BY: Paul Scheuring
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Paul Scheuring
CO-EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Michael Watkins
WRITTEN BY (pilot): Paul Scheuring
DIRECTED BY (pilot): Brett Ratner
PRESS CONTACTS: Todd Adair
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