United States Penitentiary (USP) Marion

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4500 Prison Road, Marion, IL 62959, USA, Illinois, USA IL 62959

United States Penitentiary (USP) Marion was established in 1963. United States Penitentiary (USP) Marion is located at 4500 Prison Road Marion, IL 62959. United States Penitentiary (USP) - Marion located in Marion, IL and is classified as medium security federal prison. United States Penitentiary (USP) Marion's current warden is L. J. W. Hollingsworth. This medium security Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) has double-fenced perimeters but no guard towers. Medium security FCIs (and USPs designated to house medium security inmates) have strengthened perimeters (often double fences with electronic detection systems), mostly cell-type housing, a wide variety of work and treatment programs, an even higher staff-to-inmate ratio than low security FCIs, and even greater internal control. Although designed to hold fewer inmates, currently United States Penitentiary Marion, houses 1062 inmates. To help inmates prepare themselves to rejoin the wider community, offers a wide range of work and treatment programs. The medium classification means that the inmates are supervised 24/7 with controlled movements. Medium and security prisons house more serious offenders, but inmates can also be sent to serve time in lower security facilities for things like good behavior at the end of a sentence. This prison is a secure facility within the purview of the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP). The BOP is a division of the US Justice Department whose main function is to protect public safety by ensuring that federal offenders serve their sentences of imprisonment in facilities that are safe, humane, cost-efficient, and appropriately secure, and provide reentry programming to ensure their successful return to the community. Convicted federal offenders are sent to prison as punishment and are therefore property of the Bureau of Prisons (BOP). They must follow very strict rules of conduct and order or they are held to additional punishment like loss of privileges or even isolation. Prison is like a small city inside a city. There is a mayor (the warden), police (correctional staff, called COs), housing (cells or dormitories), medical care (infirmary), library (law, education and lending), a cafeteria (chow hall), a lock-up (disciplinary segregation unit, the SHU, the "hole"), laws (administrative rules), judges (disciplinary hearings officers, called DHOs), a market (the commissary), civic organizations (clubs), worship (chapel), a park (the recreation yard), and the inmates all required to work and hold a job like an orderly which clean the common areas, kitchen help, commissary work, landscaping which keeps the surroundings cut and clean, education department jobs, recreation department jobs and the chapel area ll places where inmates work. There is no privacy in prison - inmates dress, shower, and use the bathroom in the company of other inmates.  Inmates are required to make their bunks and keep their personal possessions neat.  All inmates wear identical clothing and must carry their identification card with them at all times.  Most possessions allowed must be purchased from the commissary. Meal times are 6-7 am for breakfast, 11 am for lunch and 4:30 for dinner, there is no butting in line and there are no seconds. Inmates are subject to searches of their person and/or cell at any time.  All movements of inmates from one area to another are monitored and supervised.  All phone calls (except legal calls) are recorded and monitored and must be made collect or with a TRU-links pre-paid account. There is also an email system called CORRlinks which allows for delayed emailing to approved recipients for a fee.


United States Penitentiary (USP) Marion Facility and Inmate Contact Information:

Phone Number to Reach this Facility is:

970-521-5010 & 618-964-1441

Fax Number: 618-964-2058
Email Address: MAR/ExecAssistant@bop.gov


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United States Penitentiary (USP) Marion
4500 Prison Road,

Marion, IL 62959

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