Marc Brooks, 41, recently finished an eight-month sentence for a probation violation. He served his time alongside Jared Fogle, the disgraced Subway spokesperson who is serving a 15-year sentence on child pornography charges and is supposedly in a low-level security section of the correctional facility. According to Brooks, Fogle has it pretty good in there.
Brooks, according to a report by the Daily Mail, spent time in Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) in Englewood, Colorado, serving his time alongside 41-year-old Fogle before being released on January 25. He says that prison life is treating Fogle well overall and that the former Subways spokesperson spends his time eating fancy food, crafting, watching movies, and even gambling.
“Yo, he’s living the life in there, he’s eating good, working out, cooking…not a care in the world,” said Brooks during an interview.
“It’s like Club Fed,” he added. “They’ve got a movie theater, a fully-equipped gym with weights, ellipticals, StairMasters, cable weights…outside they have a baseball field, tennis court, soccer field, horseshoe pits, a bocce ball court, and corn hole.”
Brooks was even present when Fogle received an award at a recent graduation ceremony.
“[Fogle] got his culinary arts certificate while all these other sex offenders were getting their GEDs and stuff,” he said. “I took the photos.”
He also shared that Fogle was in a low-level security section of the facility, where he is allowed to roam free.
“When I first got there, I was like, ‘Man, you guys have got it made in here!’ I couldn’t even believe it was a prison. It’s more like a daycare than a prison,” said Brooks.
“There’s a hobby section there for painting, leather work…there’s people making little toy cars, carpentry…there’s dudes in there who do crochet and knitting.”
“Subway Guy is in the low-security section; he’s in a dry cell, that means the door is never locked, he can wander around and use the phone, use the computers, use the movie theater, whatever he wants,” Brooks continued. “He gets a lot of downtime, there’s a recreation station with cards, Monopoly, Risk, so he can sit outside in the sun and chill with his little sex offender buddies.”
“He’s getting money that he can spend in the commissary store, they have fancy snacks in there, stuff like candy, chips, meats, tuna, mackerel, real nice foods,” he added.
Fogle originally rose to fame after losing nearly 250 lbs. eating at Subway, becoming a company spokesperson starting in 2000 and until his arrest on child pornography charges in 2015.
Fogle pleaded guilty to the charges and is not scheduled to be released until 2029.