Illinois Federal Prisons | Federal Prisons in Illinois

Illinois houses five stand-alone federal prisons and four federal prison camps. Each of these Illinois federal prisons is overseen by the North Central Regional Office. In total, 5,414 inmates are housed inside federal prisons in Illinois.

Illinois Federal Prisons by Security Level

High-Security Federal Prisons in Illinois

  • USP Thomson (Thomson, IL)

Medium-Security Federal Prisons in Illinois

  • FCI Greenville (Greenville, IL)
  • USP Marion (Marion, IL)
  • FCI Pekin (Pekin, IL)

Minimum-Security Federal Prisons in Illinois

  • FCI Greenville Camp (Greenville, IL)
  • USP Marion Camp (Marion, IL)
  • FCI Pekin Camp (Pekin, IL)
  • USP Thomson Camp (Thomson, IL)

Administrative-Security Federal Prisons in Illinois

  • MCC Chicago (Chicago, IL)
Illinois Federal Prisons | Federal Prisons in Illinois

Federal Prisons in Illinois

MCC Chicago

Metropolitan Correctional Center Chicago is an administrative-security level federal prison located in Chicago, Illinois. It is overseen by the North Central Regional Office. MCC Chicago is a Medical Care Level 2 prison. It houses 573 male and female inmates.

FCI Greenville

Federal Correctional Institution Greenville is a medium-security level federal prison located in Greenville, Illinois. It is overseen by the North Central Regional Office. FCI Greenville is a Medical Care Level 2 prison. It houses 976 male inmates.

FCI Greenville Camp

Federal Correctional Institution Greenville Camp is a minimum-security level federal prison located in Greenville, Illinois. It is overseen by the North Central Regional Office. FCI Greenville Camp is a Medical Care Level 2 prison. It houses 245 female inmates.

USP Marion

United States Penitentiary Marion is a medium-security level federal prison located in Marion, Illinois. It is overseen by the North Central Regional Office. USP Marion is a Medical Care Level 2 prison. It houses 1,067 male inmates.

USP Marion Camp

United States Penitentiary Marion Camp is a minimum-security level federal prison located in Marion, Illinois. It is overseen by the North Central Regional Office. USP Marion Camp is a Medical Care Level 2 prison. It houses 166 male inmates.

FCI Pekin

Federal Correctional Institution Pekin is a medium-security level federal prison located in Pekin, Illinois. It is overseen by the North Central Regional Office. FCI Pekin is a Medical Care Level 2 prison. It houses 975 male inmates.

FCI Pekin Camp

Federal Correctional Institution Pekin Camp is a minimum-security level federal prison located in Pekin, Illinois. It is overseen by the North Central Regional Office. FCI Pekin Camp is a Medical Care Level 2 prison. It houses 172 female inmates.

USP Thomson

United States Penitentiary Thomson is a high-security level federal prison located in Thomson, Illinois. It is overseen by the North Central Regional Office. USP Thomson is a Medical Care Level 2 prison. It houses 1,018 male inmates.

USP Thomson Camp

United States Penitentiary Thomson Camp is a minimum-security level federal prison located in Thomson, Illinois. It is overseen by the North Central Regional Office. USP Thomson Camp is a Medical Care Level 2 prison. It houses 70 male inmates.

List of Illinois Federal Prisons

There are five federal prisons in Illinois, as well as four federal prison camps. By clicking on the below links, you will be taken to each facility’s detailed profile, where you can learn about specific facility offerings, information, and contact details.

Chicago MCC

Metropolitan Correctional Center Chicago is a prison located in Chicago, Illinois. Designated as administrative-level, it holds men and women of all security levels who have trials pending in the Northern District of Illinois and offenders serving short sentences. The facility opened in 1974 and was brightened by more natural light than is found in other federal prisons in Illinois. It also features a rooftop exercise yard as well as leisure and law libraries. 

Greenville FCI

Federal Correctional Institution Greenville is a medium-security federal prison located in Greenville, Illinois, designed to house male inmates. It is situated in Bond County, about 50 miles from St. Louis, Missouri, and 250 miles from Chicago. As a Medical Care Level 2 institution, it is equipped to meet the needs of inmates who are in good health but must manage chronic conditions such as medication-controlled diabetes and emphysema that require regular evaluations by a clinician. As with other Illinois federal prisons, those incarcerated at FCI Greenville must hold jobs and participate in educational, life skills, and self-improvement programs.

Greenville Prison Camp

Federal Correctional Institution Greenville Camp is a minimum-security satellite work camp for female inmates. It is situated adjacent to the medium-security institution FCI Greenville in Bond County, about 50 miles from St. Louis, Missouri, and 250 miles from Chicago. Residents of this camp are low-risk, nonviolent offenders with less than 10 years to serve on their sentences. In addition to participating in academic and life skills courses, everyone is expected to hold down a prison job.

Marion USP

United States Penitentiary Marion is a medium-security federal prison that serves male inmates. It is located in unincorporated Williamson County near the town of Marion. Situated in southern Illinois, the facility is 300 miles south of Chicago and 120 miles southeast of St. Louis, Missouri, and opened in 1963. USP Marion was built to replace the Alcatraz maximum-security federal prison in California. To maintain order among its violent inmates, it became the first so-called control unit. Contact among inmates was severely curtailed, with group therapy sessions being among the few times offenders mingled. In 2006, USP Marion was downgraded to a medium-security facility and renovated to house additional inmates. It is the only Illinois federal prisons institution to be deemed a Communications Management Unit.

Marion Prison Camp

United States Penitentiary Marion Camp is a satellite camp for male inmates with minimum security located adjacent to the USP Marion medium-security facility. It is in unincorporated Williamson County near the town of Marion. The facility is 300 miles south of Chicago and 120 miles southeast of St. Louis, Missouri. Inmates are housed in dormitory settings in two-person cubicles. As is the case in Illinois federal prisons of all security levels, offenders must hold jobs and participate in academic, life skills, and enrichment classes.

Pekin FCI

Federal Correctional Institution Pekin is a medium-security federal facility that serves male inmates located in Pekin, Illinois. It is situated 10 miles south of Peoria and 180 miles northeast of Chicago. Inmates live in four different housing units comprising two-, three-, eight-, and ten-person cells. Inmates in all federal prisons in Illinois, men incarcerated here must hold a job and are required to participate in academic, enrichment, and life skills programs. As a Medical Care Level 2 facility, it is equipped to meet the needs of inmates who are generally in good health but may have chronic conditions requiring ongoing clinical evaluation.

Pekin Prison Camp

Federal Correctional Institution Pekin Camp is a satellite facility for female inmates in Pekin, Illinois. Adjacent to FCI Pekin, it is designated as minimum-security and is situated 10 miles south of Peoria and 180 miles northeast of Chicago. This Medical Care Level 2 facility serves inmates in generally good health who have chronic conditions that require regular evaluation by a clinician. Inmates must hold jobs and participate in educational, vocational, life skills, and enrichment classes.

Thomson USP

United States Penitentiary Thomson is a high-security federal prison that currently holds male inmates. It is in the Carroll County town of Thomson, which is about 150 miles from Chicago and 200 miles from the state capital of Springfield. Activated as a Bureau of Prisons facility in 2019, the prison contains eight housing units. The facility also includes a minimum-security camp that is for male inmates.

Thomson Prison Camp

United States Penitentiary Thomson Camp is a satellite prison camp serving male inmates situated adjacent to the high-security USP Thomson prison. The facility is located in the Carroll County town of Thomson, which is about 150 miles from Chicago and 200 miles from the state capital of Springfield. Although offenders have more privileges and rules are not as strict, inmates must still hold jobs and participate in academic and enrichment courses to ease their transition into the civilian world upon release.

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