November 15, 2021

What life inside a Northern California prison is like for Gina Champion-Cain

Former San Diego restaurateur Gina Champion-Cain, who was sentenced two months ago to 15 years in prison for her role in orchestrating a nearly $400 million Ponzi scheme, is now serving her time at a minimum security prison camp in Northern California.

Champion-Cain is incarcerated at the satellite prison camp adjacent to the Dublin Federal Correction Institution located in an East Bay suburb southeast of Oakland. She had specifically requested at her sentencing that she be sent to the Dublin facility, which U.S. District Court Judge Larry Burns said he would recommend.

With a current population of nearly 800 inmates, 97 of whom are in the…

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