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NO WHITE-COLLAR PRISON FOR ABRAMOFF WASHINGTON � Jack Abramoff is due to report to prison Nov. 15, and last week, Justice Department prosecutors in Miami, in consultation with Abramoff’s lawyer, Abbe Lowell of Chadbourne & Parke, made a recommendation as to where his new home should be. Their first pick: the Federal Correctional Institute, Cumberland. Located in western Maryland, the medium-security Cumberland prison is within driving distance of Washington, allowing federal prosecutors easy access to Abramoff as he continues to squeal about his relationships with a range of congressmen and executive branch officials. Abramoff was sentenced to nearly six years after pleading guilty to fraud charges in Florida this spring, but his sentence for charges in D.C. is still contingent on his cooperation with the Justice Department. But what to do with the hours in between his meetings with the feds? Abramoff, who owned D.C. steak and sushi house Signatures during his go-go days as the uberlobbyist, will likely draw kitchen duty, an assignment often given to new prisoners, for much of the prison’s seven-hour workdays. And he won’t have much privacy. Inmates spend the duration of their hours in two- and three-person cells. There, Abramoff is likely to get an up-close look at the consequences of the tough federal drug-offense sentencing laws supported by so many of his former friends on Capitol Hill. Far from being a white-collar crook’s haven, says prison spokesman Jeff Baney, Cumberland’s 1,100 prisoners are “predominately drug offenders.”

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