James L. Porter, Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today that on January 7, 2016, Shelia B. Hatfield, 52, formerly an inmate at the Federal Prison Camp in Greenville, Illinois (FPC-Greenville), pled guilty to an Indictment charging her with Escape. Hatfield faces a term of imprisonment of not more than five (5) years, a fine up to $250,000, or both, and a term of supervised release of not more than three (3) years. Hatfield’s sentencing is scheduled for May 3, 2016, in Benton, Illinois. She has been detained (held without bond) since her arraignment on the Indictment on May 12, 2015.
The charged offense occurred on March 9, 2015, when Hatfield, who was an inmate at FPC-Greenville at the time, was found at a convenience store outside the prison camp’s grounds in Greenville, Illinois. The investigation determined that Hatfield had not received authorization to leave the grounds of FPC-Greenville.
The case was investigated by the Bureau of Prisons. The case is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Angela Scott