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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Illinois

Friday, March 22, 2013

FCI-Greenville Inmate Sentenced For Possession Of Contraband In A Federal Prison

Fernando Grijalva-Marquez, 30, an inmate at the Federal Correctional Institution in Greenville, Illinois, was sentenced in federal district court on March 22, 2013, to a total of 27 months in prison, the sentence to run consecutive (in addition) to his current sentence, on an indictment charging him with possession of contraband by a federal inmate, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today. Grijalva-Marquez was also ordered to serve a 3 year term of supervised release, fined $100, and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment. Grijalva-Marquez is to be deported when he concludes his term of imprisonment, therefore his term of supervised release will not become active unless he returns to the United States illegally. Grijalva-Marquez pled guilty to the offense on December 17, 2012, and has been held without bond since his arraignment.

The violation occurred on September 5, 2012, when, during a pat down search of his person, correctional officers discovered a 6 ½" long, black, sharpened homemade knife, an item considered contraband in a federal prison or federal correctional institution, in his boot. Grijalva-Marquez admitted to always carrying the weapon.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Prison’s Special Investigative Section and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Angela Scott.

Updated February 19, 2015