After having been sentenced to serve 15 years in prison on charges related to child pornography, former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle has been transferred to FCI Englewood upon his request.
During the former Subway pitchman’s sentencing hearing last month, the 38-year-old requested that he be allowed to serve his sentence at the Englewood prison in light of their sex offender program.
WTTV reports that Fogle won’t be the only celebrity of sorts incarcerated at the Colorado prison, as the federal correctional institution is also home to Rod Blagojevich, the former Governor of Illinois, who is serving a 14 year sentence following convictions stemming from alleged political corruption.
Fogle, who was previously recognized for his alleged weight loss attributed to Subway sandwiches, pleaded guilty last month to charges of crossing state lines to pay for sex with minors and possession of child pornography. While court was in session, he stated that he takes “full responsibility” for his actions.
I take full responsibility for what I have done (…) Not a day will go by where I won’t think of (the victims). I hope the restitution will help in their lives.
Littleton, Colorado based FCI Englewood is a low-security prison housing an all male prison population — a population that the prison’s website indicates to exceed more than 960 inmates in total.
Fogle, who previously admitted to having paid for sex with minors in New York City, will be legally obligated to register as a sex offender upon his release, which is reportedly scheduled to take place in July of 2029.
I have become dependent on alcohol, pornography and prostitutes
The former spokesman told the court that he has “become dependent on alcohol, pornography and prostitutes.”
While Jared has already paid restitution to 14 minors that he allegedly victimized to the amount of $1.4 million, the court has stated that if other victims are identified, they may also be entitled to restitution.
Russell Taylor, formerly the head of Jared Fogle’s charity–the Jared Foundation–was sentenced to 27 years in prison last week after he pleaded guilty to 12 counts of child exploitation and one count of distributing child pornography.
According to prosecutors, Taylor rigged his home in Indianapolis with hidden cameras to secretly record videos of 12 minors who were, at times, nude. But according to a witness for the defense, Dr. Robin Kohli, Taylor told her that he did it for Fogle–his boss at the time–and that he has no sexual attraction to children.