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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Former FPC-Greenville Inmate Sentenced For Escape

James L. Porter, Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today that on April 19, 2016, Shelia B. Hatfield, 52, formerly an inmate at the Federal Prison Camp located in Greenville, Illinois (FPC-Greenville), was sentenced for Escape. Hatfield received 15 additional months in federal prison, followed by 3 years supervised release. Hatfield has been held without bond since her arraignment on the Indictment on May 12, 2015.

The offense occurred on March 9, 2015, when Hatfield, who was an inmate at FPC-Greenville at the time, was found in the parking lot of a Buchheit store outside the prison camp’s grounds without having received authorization to leave. Evidence introduced at sentencing revealed that, when she was captured, she was found with a bottle of whiskey, two bottles of vodka, fifteen packs of cigarettes, rolling papers, a cigarette lighter, and three packs of gum, all of which are prohibited items at FPC-Greenville. Hatfield had purchased the items from a convenience store that was approximately 1.5 miles from the prison camp. Despite Hatfield’s claim that she was forced to leave the camp to buy the contraband because of the abuse and harassment that she suffered at the hands of other inmates in her unit, she had never reported any abuse or harassment.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Prisons’ Special Investigations Section. The case was assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Angela Scott.

Updated April 20, 2016