Greenville Federal Correctional Institution

General Prison Information

Official Prison Name: Greenville Federal Correctional Institution
Prison Code: GRE
Prison Type: Federal Correctional Institution
Region: North Central Region
State: Illinois
Security Level: Medium

Contact Information

Below you have the street address and mailing address for Greenville Federal Correctional Institution. Use the mailing address if you are sending a letter or package to a prisoner there, and make sure to use the physical address if you need to know the location of the prison.

Mailing Address

Be sure to read over the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures information below if you are going to send a package or letter to a prisoner so that you correctly address the package or letter, and do the right procedure for sending a package or letter. If you do not use the correct steps, it could not get delivered.

FCI Greenville
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 5000
Greenville IL, 62246

Street Address / Prison Location

Use the street address if you are visiting a prisoner. Be sure to read over the Inmate Visitation Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule information below if you are going to try to visit an inmate here.

Greenville Federal Correctional Institution
100 U.S. Hwy 40
Greenville IL, 62246

Phone Number

Inmates don’t have telephones, so you can’t call the inmate, however, there are times when it may be necessary to know the telephone number to Greenville Federal Correctional Institution.

(618) 664-6200

Fax Number

Federal inmates don’t have fax machines, so you can’t send a fax to your inmate, but there are cases when it may be necessary to know the fax number to the facility.

(618) 664-6372 

Email Address

This email address is the primary email for Greenville Federal Correctional Institution. You can’t email inmates at this address. If you want to email a prisoner, check out the Inmate Email information on this page.


Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:   1,200 

Inmate Email

To send email to a prisoner at Greenville Federal Correctional Institution you must follow an exact process to ensure that the letter gets to the prisoner.

TRULINCS – Trust Fund Limited Inmate Computer System

Federal prisoners are allowed to email messages only from persons that are on their approved contact list. An prisoner has to make a formal request to send and recieve emails with a friend or family member by placing them into their contact list.

Every email is subject to monitoring. Prison inmates must consent to email monitoring when they join the program. External contacts give their consent to email monitoring when they agree to correspondence with the inmate and are reminded each and every time that they get an email from the prisoner.

When a contact is approved they will get an email message which sends them to CorrLink at
CorrLink Inmate Email System

Email correspondence may not endanger the public or the security, safety, or operation of the prison. In addition, the emails cannot exceed 13,000 characters. Email messages that are not consistent with these rules will not get delivered.

Inmate Internet Access

Federal inmates don’t have access to the internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are special steps that you have to follow when sending a package or letter to a federal prisoner. If you don’t then the letters and packages might be returned to you.

Before you send anything, you should read the links below:

Mail Monitoring

Greenville Federal Prison guards do open and read and inspect all received general packages and mail. Received general mail and packages can be read as frequently as deemed necessary to ensure safety and security or watch a particular problem regarding an inmate.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

This is the proper format for how you must address a letter or package to a federal inmate at Greenville Federal Prison:

FCI Greenville
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 5000
Greenville IL, 62246

To read the entire Bureau of Prisons Policy on Correspondence, go to: Bureau of Prisons – Correspondence Policy

Inmate Money

Every federal prison has a Commissary which was started to provide inmates a bank type account for prisoner funds and for buying things not issued by the facility.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Friends, family, or other people can add money to inmate’s Commissary accounts by sending it by Western Union and the U.S. Postal Service.

Via U.S. Postal Service: An inmate’s family and friends can to send prisoners money in the mail and have to send money to the following address and follow the policies shows below:

Federal Bureau of Prisons
Insert Valid Committed Inmate Name
Insert Inmate Eight-Digit Register Number
Post Office Box 474701
Des Moines, Iowa 50947-0001

The deposit has to be in a money order that is made out to the prisoner’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. You should use a postal money order, since all non-postal money orders processed through the National Lockbox will be subject to a 15-day hold period, during which the prisoner will not get the money. The Bureau of Prisons will return any funds that don’t have valid prisoner info if the envelope it was sent it has a return address. Cash and personal checks can’t be accepted for deposit so do not send cash or checks.

Via Western Union Quick Collect Program: Prisoner’s friends and family may also send prisoners money with Western Union’s Quick Collect Program. Money sent to a prisoner with the Western Union Quick Collect Program can be sent by one of these methods:

  1. At Western Union location using cash. In order to locate the closest agent, you can call 1-800-325-6000 or visit
  2. On the phone with a credit or debit card: Call 1-800-634-3422 and choose menu option 2.
  3. On the web with a credit or debit card: Go to and choose “Quick Collect.”

For every Western Union Quick Collect transaction, all of this info has to be included:

  1. Correct Inmate Eight-Digit Register Number (entered with no spaces or dashes) followed immediately by Inmate’s Last Name
  2. Committed Inmate Full Name entered on Attention Line
  3. Code City: FBOP, DC

If the wrong register number and/or name are used and accepted and sent to that federal inmate, the funds might not get returned to you.

For additional info about how to send a prisoner money, go to the official Bureau of Prisons website:
Bureau of Prisons – Inmate Money

Inmate Locator

Federal inmates are often moved to different correctional facilities around the country, so you may have to find the location of an inmate using the inmate locator. Click on the link here to look up a prisoner.
Inmate Search

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Visiting hours are from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, as well as every federally recognized holiday.

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Every federal prison has its own procedures for prisoner visitation and they get changed often. The rules listed here may be different now, so be sure to also check the facility’s website to find the most recent visitation rules.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The visitation guard will make sure every visitor signs the prisoner visitors log upon entering the visitation area and upon leaving.

Identification Required

Photo ID of all visitors is required. Acceptable forms of ID are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; although, a state issued photo id is OK.

For all of the points shown below, read the actual prison website as this info changes frequently:

  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Dress Code
  • Things You Can and Cannot Take to Visitation
  • Special Rules For Children, Special Visits, Pastoral or Attorney Visits

To read the complete Greenville Federal Correctional Institution Visitation Guide click here: Visitation Procedures

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Looking for a prison job? Do you have any prior experience? Have you worked at a prison previously?

If so, click here: Greenville Federal Correctional Institution Jobs


The official website: Greenville Federal Correctional Institution Website

Tell Your Story – Write a Review of Greenville Federal Correctional Institution

Have you ever spent any time in Greenville Federal Correctional Institution? Do you have a family member or friend that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at Greenville Federal Correctional Institution?

If so, then we would like you to write your review about it. Write about your experience so that other people can learn what to expect.

Things you could write in your comment:

  • Prison conditions
  • Prison layout and facility
  • Guards and prison staff
  • Food and commissary
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Safety
  • Gang activity
  • Inmate activities and programs

If you are an inmate at this prison, include your address if you want people to be able to mail you.

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