What’s Life Like For A Convicted Sex Offender?

MK10ART's glorious painting of The Vanguard, leader of Nxivm and DOS - and soon to be convicted sex offender.

With the second superseding indictment now the operative charging instrument, Keith Vanguard AKA The Master AKA The Grandmaster AKA Federal Prisoner 57005-177 is now facing eleven felony counts in the case of the U.S. v. Raniere Et Al.

Those eleven counts are as follows:
• Count One: Racketeering Conspiracy
• Count Two: Racketeering
• Count Three: Sexual Exploitation Of A Child
• Count Four: Sexual Exploitation Of A Child
• Count Five: Possession Of Child Pornography
• Count Six: Forced Labor Conspiracy
• Count Seven: Wire Fraud Conspiracy
• Count Eight: Sex Trafficking Conspiracy
• Count Nine: Sex Trafficking
• Count Ten: Attempted Sex Trafficking
• Count Eleven: Conspiracy To Commit Identity Theft

Given that he’s actually guilty of all those crimes – and many more as well – there’s a very good chance that The Vanguard is going to spend at least the next 20 years of his life in prison (Depending on which crimes he’s convicted of, he could actually receive a life sentence).

So, what’s life going to be like for The Vanguard once he’s sentenced – and heads off to his assigned prison?

Well, assuming that he’s found guilty of some/all of the sex crimes and assuming that he gets at least a ten year sentence – both of which seem like pretty safe assumptions – here’s what life is going to be like for The Vanguard after he departs the Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) for his new home-away-from-home:

When it comes to federal prisons, there are five security levels:
• Minimum-Security AKA Federal Prison Camps;
• Low-Security AKA Federal Correctional Institutions (FCIs);
• Medium-Security AKA Federal Correctional Institutions (FCIs);
• High-Security AKA United States Penitentiaries (USPs); and
• Administrative Institution Facilities – which includes a wide variety of facilities such as Federal Medical Centers (FMCs), Federal Detention Centers (FDCs) like MDC where Raniere is currently housed, Federal Transit Centers (FTCs), and the underground Administrative Detention Facility (ADX) in Florence, Colorado.

In general. prisoners with more than 10 years remaining on their sentence will be housed at least in a low-security federal prison, those with 20 years or more will be housed at least in a medium-security federal prison, and those with 30 years or more will be housed in a high-security federal prison.

Sex offenders – which is how Raniere will be classified if he’s convinced on Counts Three, Four, Five Eight, Nine and/or Ten – are generally precluded from any minimum-security placement.

Although the judge who metes out a guilty defendant’s sentence can – and often does – make a recommendation as to where the defendant should be incarcerated, that decision is entirely up to the U.S. Bureau of Prisons (BOP).

It’s actually a BOP unit in Grand Prairie, TX that makes that decision. And that unit primarily relies on facts that are in the prisoner’s “Presentence Investigation Report” to determine their security level and their assigned prison.

The whole BOP process for deciding where to assign a federal prisoner is laid out in detail in a 108-page Program Statement.

Although there are no federal prisons that only house sex offenders, the BOP has designated some federal facilities as part of its Sex Offender Management Program (SOMP).

SOMP facilities generally have more robust Psychology Departments, a Sex Offender Treatment Program (either residential or non-residential), and a higher percentage of sexual offenders in the general population.

Current SOMP facilities include the low-security prisons in Seagoville, TX, Elkton, OH and Englewood, CO; the medium-security prisons in Petersburg, VA, Marianna, FL, and Marion, IL; and the high-security prison in Tucson, AZ.

As one resource center for federal sex offender prisoners bluntly states: “Sex offenders housed at SOMP facilities don’t have much to worry about as far as prison politics and their safety are concerned. But those housed at non-SOMP facilities, particularly at the medium and high-security levels, do run the risk of being assaulted or otherwise harmed”.

So, how hard prison life will be for The Vanguard pretty much depends on what prison he gets assigned to. Kind of like the line from Dirty Harry: “You’ve got to ask yourself one question: ‘Do I feel lucky’. Well, do ya, punk”?

Based on his no so illustrious stay at MDC, Raniere better hope that he gets assigned to an SOMP facility. Otherwise, the odds of him leaving prison with a full set of teeth are not very high.


Another thing that Raniere will have to deal with is the limited choices he’ll have for sexual partners while he serves his sentence.

Given that federal prisons do not allow conjugal visits, Raniere will have to find his new “love interests” within the confines of his assigned prison.

So, does he try to use his charm and his NLP skills to entice a female guard to take care of his sexual needs?

Or does he go “gay for the stay” – and hope to find another male prisoner who will protect him from others who would do him harm?

Either way, it will be quite a downturn from his heyday as The Vanguard when he had a harem of 20-30 women vying to take care of his sexual wants and whims – and, according to his lead attorney, Marc Agnifilo, 150 women who had their pussies branded with his initials to show their commitment to him.


And what about in the unlikely event that he actually survives prison – and is set free 15-20 years later?

He will, of course, be required to register as a sex offender – and, as such, will be subject to a variety of requirements and restrictions.

Where he can live, who he can be around, where he can go – all those things and more will no longer be decisions that he can make on his own.

And who says there’s no justice in the world?

Viva Executive Success!


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  • […] As previously reported in Frank Report, there are several such prisons that offer such programs: the medical facility in Devens, MA; the low-security facilities in Seagoville, TX, Elkton, OH and Englewood, CO; the medium-security facilities in Petersburg, VA, Marianna, FL, and Marion, IL; and the high-security facility in Tucson, AZ. […]

  • My guess is the judge at sentencing, will have the statutory rape and self-made child porn movie in the back of his mind and give Raniere a full 20 years. Raniere’s various criminal enterprises went on for decades.

    • Nice try, but wrong as usual.

      The judge ain’t gonna mete out 20 years based on anything in the back of his mind, you little errand boy.

      He’s gonna have a huge media spotlight on him during sentencing.

      Therefore, he’ll have a detailed computation showing how he arrived at his sentencing punishment, including any departures from guidelines, which is supported by impartial reasoning — down to the last morsel.

      I guess that’s why sugar mama is the attorney while errand boy has been relegated to serving as president of Heidi’s fan club. 🙂

      If I had a nickel for every time you and Heidi have publicly agreed with each other or kissed each other’s butt, I’d have a lot of nickels. lol.

      If I had a dime for every time you asked Frank, Claviger or other senior members: “Please respond to my question, but I totally understand if you’re too busy to” —– then I’d have a ton of dimes.

      You’re a first class sycophant. You’re accustomed to kissing butt on a nearly industrial scale. 🙂

      • Bangkok(Scott),

        Federal judges have a tremendous amount of discretion regarding sentencing guidelines in most criminal cases. The judge can write his sentencing computation anyway he likes within the law. Ask Paul Manafort or KRClaviger.


        Scott, as for “your are first class sycophant” statement, since when did being polite qualify as being a sycophant?
        …..I believe the term supplicant would have been a more suitable term. If you had stated I was a supplicant I may have agreed. LOL

        I imagine you spend an inordinate amount of time combing through your thesaurus since you seem to possess a limited vocabulary. I applaud your efforts.

        I will stop sticking up for people when you stop attacking them with vitriol statements.
        Barbara, Heidi, and everyone else do not need me to defend them. I defend them because I find you vile.

        Scott the fact that everyone now knows you’re Bangkok and you still continue on with this charade means you most definitely have some screws loose.

      • Wrong Mr. Lil Cock,

        The Judge has discretion to upward depart. Plus, the PSR/PSI will likely advise the Court for an upward departure based on the number of victims, the aggravating circumstances, the money involved, the repeated false statements made by Defendant, lack of remorse, safety to the community, etc.

        In other words, the PSR itself may advise the Court to give Albany Jesus 20 years. And how old is El Keitho now? 58? So, add 20 years. Will he make it to 78??? In SuperMax? GTFOH

        And that is if His Highness, the Vanturd, doesn’t get the Whitey Bulger Club Fed Welcome Party.

        Many of these prisoners were molested as kids. So do you think they will welcome Keith with open arms?

        Wakeup Cock.

    • Precisely! He was forewarned about forming another MLM. Tsk, tsk. He’s proven himself many times over to still be a defiant little boy (brat) who keeps poking his finger into the flame as a test of his mastery. I’m sure he’ll devise a scheme in prison to monopolize cans of mackerel or some other stupid shit like that

  • Pretty sure that drawing of pedo-Raniere is based on a photograph of him that was used in the 2012 Times Union expose that revealed his penchant for being a filthy child rapist. And it’s taken till now!? May he and all of his enabalers fucking rot in hell. If any of them are reading this… YOU.

      • Scott,
        You are such a wise man. How come you werre not wise enough to stay out of Amway?

        I checked out your website. Scott you write 10 times more on the Frankreport in a week than what you contribute to your own website in a good year.

        Scott if you really trying to fight Amway how do you this defend this discrepancy

        Did attend and enjoy Amway’s Torch Parades?

        Did you experience sense of déjà marching at night holding a torch ?

        Minus the white sheet of course.

  • Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse.
    I wonder how Ms. Mack, Ms. Salzman, and Ms. Bronfman now feel with this latest news about being forever connected to KAR.
    If I were them, I would plead out now and take any punishment the court deems necessary.
    Keith is a danger to women of all ages and to society at large because he lacks a moral compass.
    Please lock him up in the SHU, please and throw awsy the key.

      • Scott,
        Why did it take you so many years to leave Amway?

        I heard you were allegedly part of network twentyone™ is that true?

        • It took a while to leave Amway as I describe it on my website. Go read it. Again.

          No, the upline tool scam systems I was scammed by went by the names of Internet Services and Legacy Business Group.

  • Luke 17:2 – It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones.

  • A line from the movie Deliverance, has a rape scene with the banjo playing while a man is being raped by another man. His rapist says he’ll make him squeal like a pig.

  • Well, Keith wanted to be World Famous and have lots of Sexual Partners.

    MoFo might finally get his wish.

    Cheers Mang.

About the Author

Frank Parlato is an investigative journalist.

His work has been cited in hundreds of news outlets, like The New York Times, The Daily Mail, VICE News, CBS News, Fox News, New York Post, New York Daily News, Oxygen, Rolling Stone, People Magazine, The Sun, The Times of London, CBS Inside Edition, among many others in all five continents.

His work to expose and take down NXIVM is featured in books like “Captive” by Catherine Oxenberg, “Scarred” by Sarah Edmonson, “The Program” by Toni Natalie, and “NXIVM. La Secta Que Sedujo al Poder en México” by Juan Alberto Vasquez.

Parlato has been prominently featured on HBO’s docuseries “The Vow” and was the lead investigator and coordinating producer for Investigation Discovery’s “The Lost Women of NXIVM.” Parlato was also credited in the Starz docuseries "Seduced" for saving 'slave' women from being branded and escaping the sex-slave cult known as DOS.

Additionally, Parlato’s coverage of the group OneTaste, starting in 2018, helped spark an FBI investigation, which led to indictments of two of its leaders in 2023.

Parlato appeared on the Nancy Grace Show, Beyond the Headlines with Gretchen Carlson, Dr. Oz, American Greed, Dateline NBC, and NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, where Parlato conducted the first-ever interview with Keith Raniere after his arrest. This was ironic, as many credit Parlato as one of the primary architects of his arrest and the cratering of the cult he founded.

Parlato is a consulting producer and appears in TNT's The Heiress and the Sex Cult, which premiered on May 22, 2022. Most recently, he consulted and appeared on Tubi's "Branded and Brainwashed: Inside NXIVM," which aired January, 2023.

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