Where Is Big Meech Locked Up At? The Latest On BMF Co-Founder

Where Is Big Meech Locked Up At

We all know Southwest T is under house arrest, serving the remainder of his sentence. But where is Big Meech locked up at? 

Terry Flenory’s (Southwest T) release from prison inspired his elder brother, Demetrius Flenory (Big Meech), to seek a similar release. He applied 2.5 weeks before Southwest T’s release. But unfortunately, the application was denied. 

Today, there have been misconceptions regarding Big Meech’s location. So, in this post, we will discuss where Big Meech is locked up, his official release date, and the latest on the BMF co-founder. Keep reading!

Where Is Big Meech Locked Up At?

Demetrius Flenory, aka Big Meech, is currently cooling off in the Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) Sheridan in Sheridan, Oregon. He was not as lucky as his brother, Southwest T, who was released in 2020. 

Both brothers were the leaders of the Black Mafia Family, a notorious group that engaged in illegal businesses, such as money laundering and drug trafficking. Big Meech and Southwest T were apprehended by law enforcement in 2008 and sentenced to 30 years in prison. 

Why Is Big Meech Still Locked Up In Prison?

First off, money laundering and drug trafficking are serious crimes. Both crimes could attract life imprisonment. 

The Flenory brothers were lucky to get a 30-year sentence from Judge Cohn. Their sentence was at the bottom of the prison sentencing guidelines. In other words, they got the most minor punishment for the crimes they committed and the lives they destroyed via their illegal businesses.

The BMF founders were sentenced after a lengthy trial period. But their decision to plead guilty helped their cases. Both were arrested in 2008, but on May 5, 2020, Terry Flenory was released from prison and placed under house arrest. Unfortunately, Demetrius (Big Meech) didn’t receive the same treatment.

Big Meech’s application for compassionate release was denied. He had hoped the attorney general would release him to home confinement, the same way they treated his brother. 

The applicable statute requires prisoners seeking such relief to ask the BOP (Bureau of Prisons). A prisoner can only seek judicial review if the BOP denies their request or doesn’t issue a response within 30 days.

One of the reasons Demetrius’ requests for compassionate release failed was his criminal records before and after his arrest. His record while in prison was not encouraging. 

He had an extensive criminal history before his arrest. He was convicted of several crimes, such as drugs, weapons, and assaultive offenses. He also had a murder and forgery case pending before the security agents arrested him for his relationship with the BMF. 

Demetrius Flenory’s prison record shows the BMF co-founder has lost a combined 135 days of Good Conduct Credit since being incarcerated. 

What Disciplinary Violations Did Big Meech Commit In Prison?

Demetrius Flenory wasn’t happy to hear that his younger brother had been released from federal prison and placed under home confinement. But one thing he can’t deny is that Southwest T’s prison record is better than his. 

Big Meech was accused of several disciplinary violations. He even lost a combined 135 days of Good Conduct Credit on his prison record. 

Here are his disciplinary violations:

  • Big Meech was accused of having a cell phone in prison when he wasn’t expected to have one. 
  • He used a fellow inmate’s prison account to buy items at the commissary. 
  • He was found with a small razor blade, which could be used to harm a fellow inmate. It was evident that Big Meech hadn’t changed his violent behavior. 
  • Demetrius was accused of having and using intoxicants.  

Demetrius Flenory also found himself in solitary confinement for several violations while in prison. So, it was clear that his record wasn’t even good enough to force the BOP’s hand to release him just like they did to his brother. 

Big Meech Home Confinement Application: Factors the Bureau of Prisons Considers 

The BOP considers several factors to determine inmates who qualify for home confinement. Here are the factors below:

1: Age and susceptibility to Coronavirus by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines. People over 60 are at high risk of the virus aggravating their underlying health conditions. 

Big Meech was around 51 years old at the time. Another thing that made it difficult for the BOP to consider the ex-BMF boss’s request for home confinement was the state of FCI Sheridan. 

The prison didn’t record any Coronavirus cases, though Big Meech didn’t believe the claim. 

2: The BOP also looks at the facility’s security and prioritizes prisoners in low and minimum-security facilities. 

3: Another factor the BOP considers is the prisoner’s score under PATTERN. The agency doesn’t prioritize inmates with anything above the minimum score. 

4: The prisoner’s conduct in prison is another major factor. Inmates who have engaged themselves in violent or gang-related activity while serving jail time or have a BOP violation within the last year won’t receive priority treatment. 

5: Another factor the BOP considers is the reason the inmate in question was convicted in the first place. If releasing the inmate poses a threat to the community, such an inmate won’t receive priority treatment. 

Inmates who commit crimes like sex offenses are ineligible for home confinement because of the weight of the crime and the danger such an inmate would pose to society. Other criminal offenses could carry more weight and make it impossible for inmates to secure home confinement.

6: The BOP also considers whether releasing inmates and placing them under home confinement would lower their chances of contracting COVID-19 or if they’ll be safer in a BOP facility. If home confinement would lower the inmate’s risk of contracting the disease, the BOP would prioritize such inmates. 

Unfortunately for Big Meech, the FCI Sheridan facility didn’t report any incident of COVID-19, so there was no need to release inmates. 

Positive Changes Big Meech Has Made While In Prison

The Federal Correctional Institute Sheridan doesn’t get enough credit for the great work it’s doing. The facility is helping inmates to develop themselves and be useful to society. Demetrius “Big Meech” Flenory has made several positive chances while incarcerated. Check them out below: 

1: Demetrius changed his nickname:

When Demetrius and his brother ran the Black Mafia Family, his real name was never mentioned. Everyone in the BMF and even rival gangs called him Big Meech. 

Maintaining the name would make it seem like he’s the same person and isn’t remorseful about the crimes he committed. That is how the public would view it.  

With this in mind, Demetrius Flenory thought it would make sense to change his famous nickname. So, he changed his name from “Big Meech” to “Big Herm.” At least this indicates he isn’t going back to his criminal lifestyle when he leaves prison. 

A Handy Tip: Big Meech’s new nickname is now “Big Herm.”

2: Demetrius earned his GED:

Demetrius is gradually showing the world and the United States government that he’s a changed man. Another intelligent and positive move he made was to acquire his GED. 

Demetrius has completed classes in parenting, money management, and health awareness. 

3: Rebranding the BMF:

In Demetrius’ book, the BMF no longer means “Black Mafia Family.” Instead, the BMF is now “Build More Families.”

He has rebranded the BMF and used it as a community-building organization, hosting back-to-back basketball tournaments, school drives, and more. 

A Handy Tip: Big Meech’s sentence has been reduced by three years under the USSG amendments 782 and 788. 

What Medical Condition Does Big Meech Have? 

Like Terry, “Southwest T” Flenory, Big Meech has some medical conditions that encouraged him to seek home confinement. 

According to the Bureau of Prisons, Big Meech’s medical conditions include:

  • Hypertension (high blood pressure).
  • Esophageal reflux.
  • Hyperlipidemia (high blood cholesterol).
  • Low back pain.  

Are Big Meech Parents Alive?

Unfortunately, Big Meech doesn’t have a father or mother. Both are dead. His father’s name is Charles Flenory, and his mother is Lucille Flenory. 

How Much Did Big Meech And His Brother Make From Their Illegal Business? 

Demetrius “Big Meech” Flenory and his brother, Southwest T, were so skilled and secretive that law enforcement agencies couldn’t figure out their illegal business for over a decade and half. They ran the cocaine trafficking business for 15 years before their covers were finally blown open. 

Big Meech co-founded several businesses, including JUICE Magazine, to hide their identities. They used their various businesses as decoys for their illegal businesses, making it hard for security agents to suspect them of foul play. 

During their 15 years of drug trafficking business, Big Meech and his brother made over $270 million from cocaine sales. They also employed over 500 people to work for them. 


So, where is Big Meech locked up at? Demetrius “Big Meech” Flenory is serving the remainder of his sentence in Sheridan. 

He’s locked up at the Federal Correctional Institute Sheridan. His brother, Southwest T, Terry Flenory, has been released and placed under house arrest. 

Big Meech asked the BOP to release and place him under home confinement just as they did to his brother, but his request wasn’t granted. Several factors, including his prison records, must have played a role in making Big Meech’s request unsuccessful. 

But even though Big Meech didn’t get the home confinement he wanted, he’ll be happy to know that his sentence has been reduced by three years. 


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