For months, Keith Alan Raniere has been saying he will be killed once he is assigned to a permanent prison.
Frank Report now has exclusive audio of his statements, including ones from just these past few days, where he says he is certain to die if he is placed in general population in a maximum-security prison.
His attorneys previously asked the judge to recommend that Raniere be assigned a prison with a drop-out yard, where he would be with other prisoners who need protective custody because of the nature of their crimes, their celebrity, or the fact that they are informants.
The judge declined to make the recommendation.
Raniere was sentenced to 120 years in prison on October 27th. Now, one month later, he remains at the Brooklyn Metropolitan Detention Center, awaiting permanent placement by the Bureau of Prisons. He might be assigned to a maximum-security prison and, by all accounts, he would be unsafe there unless he opted for a life of solitary confinement [protective custody]. He might be assigned to the Supermax in Florence, Colorado, where he would be mandatorily placed in solitary for at least three years. He might also be assigned to a drop-out yard prison, as his attorneys requested, where he would be comparatively safe, far safer than at a regular maximum-security prison.
There is another possibility for Raniere. He could request to go to a facility with a high population of sex offenders so that he could undergo treatment for his ‘disease.’ This would require Raniere to admit he is a sex offender, something he is unlikely to do. Of course, the BOP could assign him to such a facility, such as the one in Tucson, Arizona.
The best-case scenario for Raniere is the drop-out yard in Allenwood, Pennsylvania. The worse case is solitary confinement at the supermax.
Over the past few months, Raniere has expressed concerns to followers that if he goes to a maximum-security prison and is placed among the general population, he will be murdered.
Let us listen to his voice, followed by transcripts of what Raniere is saying about what will happen to him.
Raniere explains there is a man, a dangerous man, [Alejandro Junco?] who wants him killed. Apropos of this, it has been rumored by a prison source that members of the Latin Kings and the MS-13 gangs would be interested in seeing Raniere killed and will take steps to do it if they get the chance.
Yeah, I’m looking, you know, I’ll be in here the rest of my life if we don’t do something. The rest of my life may not be that long. Considering the way things are in here, you know, once I get to a destination point, I guess I’ll go to a pen
Some people told Raniere years ago that his fate would be to be unfairly convicted and murdered in prison
But the scariest thing that was ever told to me and has been told to me several times over the past 20 years is not only the fate of what will happen to me, and the fate was always they will create public outrage in the media and it’ll be untrue, but it doesn’t matter. That public outrage will cause political pressure, which will cause pressure on the justice system. They will indict you. They will convict you. They will put you in prison for life and in prison, it’s possible you will reach a very bad, have a very bad demise. It’s pretty awful. Some of the things that were told to me and then some of the things that happened showed that to be true and showed that we don’t have what we think of as the justice system.
Raniere predicts that with the sex offense charges, he will be killed in prison, despite the judge making sport of it.
Raniere predicts either a penitentiary or the supermax and the possibility that he may never speak to his friends again. This was said four days ago.
“And right now, over the next month to two months is a real countdown for me, because once they designate me and either ship me off to the Supermax or ship me off to a pen, things become dangerous for me. And you guys may never get to speak to me again, for all I know.”
Raniere tells his followers that the tampering of Camila’s underage nude photos, which he alleges was done by the FBI, is the most important issue to save his life, since inmates need to know he is not a sex offender or they may kill him. Spoken three days ago.
Tampering in itself is such a fundamental issue to the case. I know the attorneys like to batch a bunch of issues together but sometimes it’s important to not only highlight them for the justice system and the public but even for “inmate justice.”
Spoken two days ago. Raniere reminds followers that he will be soon assigned to a prison and then it will be dangerous: i.e., he may be murdered. He, therefore, exhorts his friends to put the public, the BOP, and the judge on notice that he may be killed if the prison assignment is not appropriate.