FCI Greenville | Greenville Federal Prison

Federal Correctional Institution Greenville is a medium-security federal prison located in Greenville, Illinois. It is also known as FCI Greenville and Greenville IL prison. The facility houses male inmates. FCI Greenville Camp is adjacent to the primary institution. Female inmates are at the camp.

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FCI Greenville Contact Information

Facility Address & Contact Information

Federal Correctional Institution Greenville
100 U.S. Highway 40
Greenville, IL

Phone: 618-644-6200
Fax: 618-644-6372
Email: [email protected]

BOP Website: Bureau of Prisons Page
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Inmate Correspondence Address

FCI Greenville

Inmate Name and Registration Number
FCI Greenville
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 5000
Greenville, IL

FCI Greenville Prison Camp

Inmate Name and Registration Number
FCI Greenville
Satellite Prison Camp
P.O. Box 6000
Greenville, IL

How to Send Money

Federal inmates may not receive funds directly. See our page on sending money to federal prisoners. This page explains how to send money to inmates via Western Union, Money Gram, and the National Lockbox in Des Moines, Iowa.

Federal Correctional Institution Greenville Inmate Information

Inmate Gender

  • FCI: Male Inmates
  • Camp: Female Inmates

Prison Security Level

Facility Location

FCI Greenville is approximately 43 miles east of St. Louis, Missouri, and 63 miles from Springfield, Illinois.

BOP Region

North Central Region

BOP Institution Code

GRE for FCI Greenville IL prison

Medical Care Level

Level 2. See our page on Medical Care Levels and Procedures for more information.

Mental Health Care Level

Level 3.

Judicial District

Southern District of Illinois

Population Number

FCI Greenville, Illinois, federal prison houses approximately 980 inmates. The camp houses around 210 inmates.

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FCI Greenville Prison Services Information


Federal Correctional Institution Greenville is a medium-security federal prison located in Greenville, Illinois. It opened in 1994 and houses male inmates. Federal Correctional Institution Greenville Camp is adjacent to the central institution. Female federal inmates are housed at the camp.

Inmates at FCI Greenville IL prison have access to a college degree program through Greenville College.

Notable inmates include:

  • Former LAPD officer David Mack: served 12 years for armed robbery.
  • Animal Liberation Front member Walter Bond: serving 12 years for arson.
  • Derrick Shareef: serving 35 years for attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction.

Media reports indicate numerous crimes committed at the facility, including:

  • At least two Greenville, Illinois, federal prison inmates have been charged with drug smuggling.
  • Three inmates have been charged with drug possession.
  • One inmate each has been charged with assaulting an inmate, assaulting a guard, and weapons possession.

In addition, one guard was charged with bribery and smuggling, while the prison union’s president was federally indicted for writing himself unauthorized checks.

Inmate Housing

Greenville IL prison inmates live in two-, three-, and eight-person cells within the four housing units. Camp inmates live in dormitories consisting of two-person cubicles.

Health Services

FCI Greenville’s Health Services Department provides medical care, dental care, and support services to all inmates. These services include:

  • Sick Call
  • Dental Sick Call
  • Emergency Medical Treatment
  • Medications
  • Eye Care
  • Preventive Treatment

The sick call is on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday mornings. Pill and insulin lines are conducted three times a day. The open house is on Friday.

Psychology Services

Inmates at Greenville federal prison and the camp receive the following psychology services:

  • Initial Psychological Screening
  • Assessment
  • Mental Health Treatment
  • Drug Abuse Treatment
  • Individual and Group Counseling
  • Psycho-Educational Classes
  • Self-Help Supportive Services
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Medical Treatment of a Mental Illness

The camp offers the following psychology service programs:

  • Resolve Program: A non-residential program for female inmates with a physical or sexual abuse history.
  • Trauma in Life Workshop: A program addressing the challenges individuals face following exposure to traumatic life events. This program advances strategies individuals may use to enhance their resilience or ability to survive and thrive following these events.

Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP)

FCI Greenville does not have the Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP), but it does have the Drug Abuse Education Program. The satellite camp offers RDAP, the drug abuse education course, and the Non-Residential Drug Abuse Treatment Program (NR-DAP).

FCI Greenville Educational, Library, and Recreation Offerings

Education Services

Greenville, IL prison provides numerous prison education programs for inmates:

  • GED
  • English-as-a-Second Language (ESL)
  • Adult Continuing Education (ACE)
  • Parenting
  • Release Preparation
  • Offender Placement Programs

Currently, ACE classes include:

  • Framing
  • Typing
  • Spanish
  • Physiology

High school diplomas and post-secondary degrees are available at both institutions through paid correspondence programs. Hours of operation are 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., and 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, except for Friday evenings, when the Education Department is closed.

Advanced Occupational Education

FCI Greenville offers advanced occupational education in Microsoft Office. The camp offers advanced occupational education in Horticulture, Microsoft Office, and Sewing.

Vocational Training

Greenville Illinois federal prison and the camp offer vocational training in Cabinet Making 1 & 2.


FCI Greenville offers apprenticeships in:

  • Electrician
  • Landscape Management
  • Machinist Wood
  • Sewing
  • Teacher’s Aide
  • HVAC
  • Quality & Assurance

The camp offers apprenticeships in:

  • Animal Trainer
  • HVAC
  • Landscape Management
  • Teacher’s Aide
  • Welding
  • Prisoners Assisting with Support Personal Care and Service Dogs (PAWS)

Library Services

The Federal Correctional Institution Greenville library is designed to support leisure reading, independent study, and academic programs. Library resources include various printed materials in multiple forms and audiotapes, videotapes, and reference materials.

An active interlibrary loan program is available to supplement the inventory of available reading materials.

The law library also provides access to legal research materials via the TRULINCS Electronic Law Library. Typewriters and a copy machine are also available for inmate use.


The FCI Greenville UNICOR facility produces clothing and textiles.


Inmates at Greenville federal prison and the camp are permitted to spend up to $360.00 per month for commissary purchases. This is further restricted to $180 every two weeks.

The following items do not count against an inmate’s monthly spending limitation:

  • Phone Credits
  • Postage Stamps
  • Over-the-Counter Medications

Popular items include food, ice cream, candy drinks, and clothing. Inmates are only allowed to shop once a week on their designated shopping day.

Recreation Services

Recreation offerings at both Greenville, Illinois, federal prisons include:

  • Indoor and Outdoor Activities
  • Arts and Crafts Programs
  • Intramural Team Sports
  • Physical Fitness
  • Weight Reduction
  • Softball
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball

Popular hobby crafts and leisure activities include:

  • Art
  • Yarn
  • Crochet
  • Beads
  • Music
  • Foosball
  • Card and Board Games
  • Chess
  • Checkers
  • Dominoes
  • Scrabble

FCI Greenville federal prison also offers structured leagues in:

  • Basketball
  • Softball
  • Soccer
  • Football
  • Frisbee
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Handball
  • Horseshoes
  • Racquetball
  • Ping Pong
  • Bocce Ball
  • Beanbag Toss
  • Badminton
  • Paddle Ball

A wellness room provides the following prison fitness options:

  • Weights
  • Treadmills
  • Stationary Bikes
  • Rowing Machine

Other inmate programs include:

  • Yoga Classes
  • Aerobics Classes
  • Calisthenic Classes
  • Nutrition Classes
  • Structured Walking and Jogging Programs

The main facility also has a photo program, TVs, movies shown weekly via television in all housing units, and a Music Program with various leisure bands.

Visitation Information for FCI Greenville

Visiting hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Sundays, Mondays, and Saturdays. On federal holidays visitation is held between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. See our page on prisoner visitation rules for more information.

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FCI Greenville Prison Culture Information

Prison Politics at Federal Correctional Institution Greenville

While some inmates say that Greenville, IL prison is a very political yard, others disagree, feeling that it is not very political.

Inmates are required to be part of a car. According to one prisoner, “All races know where they stand and have a hands-off policy.” Another respondent stated that the yard has progressively grown softer over the past decade.

Level of Violence

Inmates report a low level of violence but numerous check-ins.

Vulnerable Populations

Inmates report mixed beliefs about sex offenders, informants, and LGBT inmates. Some say sex offenders can’t walk the yard, and informants can possibly stay if they are undercover. Other inmates believe that sex offenders and informants can remain.

According to one inmate, “Sex offenders used to be run up top, but due to the number of them and threats from staff, they are allowed to stay. The remaining ones know their place and stay out of the way. Same basically with rats.”

Good at FCI Greenville Federal Prison

“Large portions of food, soda/juice fountains in the chow hall, and good commissary selection.”

Bad at FCI Greenville IL Prison

“Prison politics and car requirement.” “Staff get so bored that they make up new policies just to have something to complain about.”

“Child molesters and rats.” “No pool tables.” “They took out the microwaves.”

Other Inmate Comments

“If you do go, make sure your paperwork is clean.” “Unless you are clean, this is probably not a safe yard.” “Oddly enough, people sometimes get shots (i.e., incident reports) to say and not go to a low.”

FCI Greenville in the News

In December 2017, James Leroy Gary, a prisoner at Federal Correctional Institution Greenville, was sentenced to ten years in prison for his role in smuggling meth into the prison in 2014.

In August 2017, Cody Delao and David Montalvo, prisoners at FCI Greenville, were indicted on charges of possessing contraband drugs — suboxone –in federal prison.

In March 2017, Mario L. Gordon, a prisoner at Greenville, IL prison, was sentenced to six months for the possession of K2, a form of synthetic marijuana.

In December 2016, FCI Greenville prisoner Billy Evans pleaded guilty to assaulting another prisoner with a lock tied to a belt.

Also, in December 2016, prisoner Antonio M. Green was sentenced to 18 months on top of his current sentence after he was found in possession of an icepick-style weapon while incarcerated at Greenville, Illinois, federal prison.

More FCI Greenville Federal Prison News

In November 2016, Joshua Demery, a prisoner at FCI Greenville, was sentenced to five additional years in prison for assaulting guards, destruction of property, and trying to stab a guard in March 2015.

In August 2014, Greenville College and Federal Correctional Institution Greenville launched an educational program that allowed prisoners to earn college credit through classes taught by college professors.

In June 2011, Dreux M. Perkins, a guard at FCI Greenville federal prison, pleaded guilty to receiving $2,000 to smuggle tobacco and other contraband into the facility. Prisoner Khalat J. Alama was charged with bribing federal officials.

In 2009, Dan Padgett, an official with the Greenville IL corrections officers’ union, pleaded guilty to writing himself unauthorized checks for nearly $200,000 between 2001 and 2008.

More Information About Federal Correctional Institution Greenville

For a comprehensive look at life in federal prison, pick up a copy of Christopher Zoukis’ Federal Prison Handbook: The Definitive Guide to Surviving the Federal Bureau of Prisons. For more detailed information about FCI Greenville, please buy a copy of the Directory of Federal Prisons: The Unofficial Guide to Bureau of Prisons Institutions by Christopher Zoukis.

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