Jared Fogle held in Kentucky waiting for prison assignment

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle is currently being held at the Henderson County Detention Center in Kentucky as of Thursday night, waiting to be transferred to a federal prison.

Fogle was taken into federal custody after a judge sentenced him to 15 years and eight months. He pleaded guilty to child pornography and sex crimes.

A black transport van was seen leaving the federal courthouse Thursday afternoon with Fogle believed to be inside.

His defense team is recommending he serve time at a prison near Denver, Colorado, so he can continue his treatment.

Fogle could be serving time at the Federal Correctional Institution Englewood.

“I think that Englewood is probably a particularly appropriate place for Mr. Fogle,” said chief federal defender Monica Foster, Indiana Federal Community Defenders. “Because a lot of sex offenders, federal sex offenders are housed at the FCI Englewood.”

Foster is the Chief Federal Defender for the Indiana Federal Community Defenders.

She did not work on the Jared Fogle case, but is providing some insight for 24 Hour News 8.

She believes the FCI Englewood is an appropriate recommendation by the defense.

“There’s a lot of continuing psychological treatment for people who have been convicted of those sorts of offenses,” said Foster. “It would allow him as he’s serving his sentence to also continue his treatment, which at the end of the day I think serves everyone.”

According to the Bureau of Prisons website, FCI Englewood currently house 952 inmates, including Former Governor of Illinois Rod Blagojevich.

The facility also offers a lot of training and programs for inmates, like, computer services, vocational, drug education, sex offender management and treatment programs.

“The Bureau of Prisons will make their own decision, but I think this was a good recommendation from Mr. Fogle’s counsel,” said Foster. “I think it was a responsible recommendation from his counsel.”

The Federal Bureau of Prisons will make that decision on where he will be assigned.

U.S Attorney Josh Minkler said it could take anywhere between three to four weeks.

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