It will be ten years and one month before former State Senator Charles Walker walks out of federal prison. On Thursday, Walker reported to federal prison to begin serving his sentence. News 12 followed the Charles Walker trial and sentencing and now tells you what he had to do once he reported to federal prison.
Thursday afternoon, former State Senator Charles Walker reported to federal prison to begin serving his ten-year sentence.
At about 8:10 o’clock Thursday morning, News 12 caught a glimpse of what appears to be Charles Walker getting into his car. Shortly after his wife Shelia leaves and his son Champ Walker arrives at the house, but no one answers the door.
The Federal Bureau of Prisons confirms that Walker arrived at the Federal Correctional Institution located satellite camps at Estill Federal Prison Thursday afternoon. He will be at the minimum-security camp where 302 inmates are housed. It’s one of the two facilities on site. The other is medium security, where there are about 1,044 inmates are housed.
Once Walker reported at Estill, he was processed, searched and given an initial intake interview and medical screening. That was followed by admission orientation handbook. After that if Walker had any personal property that was confiscated and inventoried, anything unauthorized would be mailed home. He then received his prison clothing and fingerprinted along with being photoed. Finally, Walker received his ID card and was taken to the housing unit he will be living in where he was given safety orientation provided by an officer.
The minimum-security camp Walker will live at has a total of 302 inmates. There’s dormitory-type housing, there’s limited or no perimeter fencing, and has a relatively low staff-to-inmate ratio.
You’ll remember Walker’s attorney filed an emergency motion for a hearing regarding Federal Judge Dudley Bowen denying Walker’s bonding pending appeal which would have allowed him to stay out of prison until the federal appeals court in Atlanta heard his appeal. And by him reporting to prison today, either the court has not dealt with the motion or it was denied.