Federal Correctional Institution, Gilmer

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Federal Correctional Institution, Gilmer
LocationGilmer County,
near Glenville, West Virginia
Security classMedium-Security (with minimum-security prison camp)
Population1,730 (160 in prison camp)
Managed byFederal Bureau of Prisons

The Federal Correctional Institution, Gilmer (FCI Gilmer) is a medium-security United States federal prison for male inmates in West Virginia. It is operated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons, a division of the United States Department of Justice. An adjacent satellite prison camp houses minimum-security male inmates.

FCI Gilmer is located in central West Virginia, 85 miles northeast of Charleston and 150 miles from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.[1]

Notable inmates (current and former)[edit]

Inmate Name Register Number Status Details
Hector Rivera 90335-054 Serving a 32-year sentence; scheduled for release in 2036. Leader of a robbery crew which stole millions of dollars in diamonds and other jewels from businesses in the Diamond District in Manhattan, New York; convicted in 2009 of committing Hobbs Act robbery and using a firearm during crimes of violence.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "FCI Gilmer". Federal Bureau of Prisons.
  2. ^ "Leader of Diamond Hijacking and Robbery Crew Sentenced in Manhattan Federal Court to 32 Years in Prison". Federal Bureau of Investigation. US Department of Justice. May 20, 2010. Retrieved 29 October 2015.

Coordinates: 38°54′56″N 80°47′03″W / 38.91556°N 80.78417°W / 38.91556; -80.78417