Kenneth Trentadue was killed in Oklahoma City on August 21, 1995, four months after the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah building. He had been taken into custody by the FBI and placed in an isolation cell at a federal facility in El Reno, Oklahoma.
You would think, for the sake of credibility, that the author would take the time to know what he's writing about. Trentadue was not in the federal prison in El Reno in August 1995, Oklahoma City is not in El Reno, El Reno is not in Oklahoma City, and the federal prison in El Reno is not in Oklahoma City either.
Trrentadue died in the Federal Transfer Center, a Federal Bureau of Prisons detention center located on the tarmac of Will Rogers Word Airport in Oklahoma City, OK 33 miles away from the Federal Correctional Institution in El Reno, OK.
McVeigh & Nichols were housed at El Reno for about ten months until the venue for their trial was changed to Denver. That was because El Reno's prison is spread out over 48 acres. There was a fear at the time that the Michigan Militia or some other group would blow up the Transfer Center if they were housed there because it's a high-rise and someone had just blown up a high-rise in Oklahoma City. Otherwise, they would have been housed there as it's a detention center, a jail, with the mission of housing inmates temporarily. El Reno is a place where long-term convicts serve their sentences.
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