FCI - Pekin Satellite Prison Camp

Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP)

Last Updated: July 13, 2023
2600 S 2nd St, Pekin, IL 61555
Mailing Address
PO Box 5000, Pekin, IL 61555

FCI-Pekin-Camp is for Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) offenders found guilty of a federal crime and sentenced to incarceration in accordance with the Department of Justice Sentencing Guidelines.

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The FCI-Pekin-Camp is a federal prison located at 2600 S 2nd St in Pekin, IL. This federal minimum security prison is operated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) to hold inmates who have been convicted to and sentenced for a federal crime through the US Department of Justice (DOJ).

Locate all federal inmates here. If you would like to speak with a case manager or counselor, call 309-346-8588.

The Federal Correctional Institution, Pekin (FCI Pekin Satellite Camp) is a minimum-security United States federal prison for male inmates in Illinois. It is operated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons, a division of the US Department of Justice. FCI Pekin is located approximately 10 miles south of Peoria, IL, 180 miles southwest of Chicago, and 180 miles northeast of St. Louis, MO It is located within the city limits of Pekin, Illinois. The medium security area houses about 1,200 prisoners while the minimum security facility houses about 300 prisoners.

The FPC Pekin minimum security complex was composed of two dormitories and a central compound with classrooms, office buildings, and recreation buildings surrounded by grass. The prison does not have razor-wire fences or guard towers. Mark S. Fleisher and Jennifer A. Harrington, authors of "Freelisting: Management at a Women's Federal Prison Camp", wrote that the minimum security camp "resembles a small college campus" and "does not fit the stereotype of a prison."

The prison camp population often did volunteer work around the community. When FPC Pekin housed women, there were issues as women were not permitted to do certain jobs requested by area non-profit organizations.

Notable inmates include former Chicago Police officer Joseph Miedzianowski is serving a life sentence for conspiracy and racketeering, Iowa machinist John Tomkins is serving a 37-year sentence for mailing threatening letters and two pipe bombs, and Shon Hopwood (released in 2009 after serving 11-year sentence for bank robbery). Kathy Kelly, who had been incarcerated in the Pekin complex, wrote the book Other Lands Have Dreams: From Baghdad to Pekin Prison. Shon Hopwood, while serving time in FCI Pekin, became an accomplished United States Supreme Court practitioner by the time he was released in 2008.

Housing: Inmates at the camp are housed in dormitories of two-person cubicles.

Health Services: FCI Pekin provides medical and dental sick call, emergency care, medications, eyeglasses, contact lenses, physical examinations, and emergency and routine dental care. Inmates are assigned to a Mid-Level Practitioner, who treats them for the duration of their stay. In order to be evaluated by Health Services staff, inmates must submit a written sick call request.

Psychology Services: the Psychology Services at FCI Pekin provide professional services in the area of evaluation, counseling, group programs, crisis assistance, drug treatment, and self-help programs. Each new arrival is interviewed and provided a summary of current psychological programs available for enrollment. Common treatment groups include anger management, criminal thinking, and Smart Recovery.

Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP): FCI Pekin and the satellite camp house a Residential Drug Abuse Treatment Program (RDAP). Both facilities also offer a Drug Education Program, the Non-Residential Drug Abuse Program (NR-DAP) and Alcoholics Anonymous (AA).

Education Services: FCI Pekin provides GED and English-as-a-Second Language (ESL) programs. An Adult Continuing Education (ACE) program is taught by other inmates. Various incentives are provided for completing Pre-GED, ACE, and parenting courses. Topics such as Spanish, Real Estate, Public Speaking, and Drawing are offered. A parenting program is also available. High school diplomas and post-secondary programs are available through paid correspondence programs.

Advanced Occupational Education: FCI Pekin offers advanced occupational education in Certified Production Technician and Computer Applications. The camp offers training in Computer Applications.

Vocational training: No vocational training is provided at FCI Pekin or the satellite camp aside from the advanced occupational education and apprenticeship programs.

Apprenticeship: FCI Pekin offers apprenticeships in Institutional Cook, Maintenance Electrician, Quality Control Technician, and Sheet Metal Worker. The camp does not offer any apprenticeship programs.

UNICOR: The FCI Pekin UNICOR facility produces industrial products and handles fleet management and vehicular components. The camp does not house a UNICOR facility.

Library Services: The Education Department maintains a leisure and law library. The leisure library has numerous books and other reading materials available for circulation and reference. This includes fiction and nonfiction books, newspapers, and magazines. The law library is located in the Education Department. Electric typewriters and a copy machine are available for inmates use. The TRULINCS Electronic Law Library is also available for inmate usage, which allows access to Bureau program statements, federal case law, and much more.

Commissary: Inmates are allowed to shop one day per week based on their housing unit or work assignments. The spending limit at FCI Pekin is $360.00 per month. The spending limit in the camp is also $360.00 per month. Inmates are allowed to purchase a wide variety of food and non-food items in the commissary.

Recreation Services: Scheduled activities at FCI Pekin include sports, athletics, arts, crafts, music, and entertainment. New programs are introduced as interest and participation warrant. Recreation yards are also available with basketball, handball, and volleyball courts, as well as softball fields and a soccer/flag football field. Billiard tables, bumper pool tables, table tennis, and weight training equipment are also available.

Admissions and Orientation (A&O) Handbook - This document provides you with general information about the institution, programs, rules, and regulations that you will encounter during your confinement. Familiarizing yourself with this information and knowing your responsibilities will help you to adjust to institutional life.

Commissary List - In 1930 the Department of Justice authorized and established a Commissary at each Federal institution. The Commissary provides a bank type account for your money & for the procurement of articles not issued regularly as part of the institution's administration. Funds deposited by your family, friends, or other sources are stored in your commissary account that we maintain.

Legal Activities - This document outlines the procedures for access to legal reference materials and legal counsel and the opportunities that you will be afforded to prepare legal documents while incarcerated.

Inmate Locator

FCI - Pekin Satellite Prison Camp is a facility in the federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) publishes the names of their inmates currently in one of their locations nationwide. Your search should start with the first locator to see if your loved one is there. You will need the offender's first and last name and it must be spelled exactly. If you have a nine-digit BOP Inmate ID number (xxxxx-xxx)

If you cannot find your inmate in the federal search, the second box is the InmateAid Inmate Search. This database of inmates is all the inmates currently incarcerated in all prisons, jails and detention centers. You do not need to sign up to use this free inmate locator.

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Covid Visitation Information

We remind all visitors to carefully review our special visiting procedures during the COVID pandemic, and also remind all visitors to observe applicable state and local COVID travel restrictions in planning your visit to the institution.

Please call 309-346-8588 prior to your visit to get the latest updates, time changes or visitation cancellations.

All visitors will be temperature checked with results annotated at the screening site prior to entrance. All staff working the screening site will be in proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Visitors will be in-processed on a first come first serve basis, adhering to social-distancing requirements. If distancing requirements cannot be met, visitors may be asked to wait outside for systematic in-processing to adhere to social distancing guidelines. Inmates on quarantine or isolation status will not be permitted visits - it will be the visitor's responsibility to check with the institution prior to arrival to ensure the scheduled visit can still take place.

The visiting room is designed to maximize social distancing, with a minimum of six feet between persons. Inmates are permitted two visitors per visit. To ensure equal opportunities, the frequency of visits determines any termination. Appropriate face coverings are mandatory for all inmates and visitors, all visitors wearing a mask will be provided one by the institution, theirs will be secured in the lockers in the lobby. No physical contact, photographs, food, or drink is permitted. A hand hygiene station, including alcohol-based hand sanitizer, is available at all visiting entrances and exits. Orderlies are assigned to each visitation room and will continually sanitize all touch surfaces, restrooms, etc.

Visitation Information

FCI - Pekin Satellite Prison Camp - Minimum - Visiting Hours

  • Friday 5:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Saturday 8:30 am - 3:00pm
  • Sunday 8:30 am - 3:00pm
  • Holidays 8:30 am - 3:00pm

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