Federal Correctional Institution, Williamsburg

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FCI Williamsburg
LocationSalters, South Carolina
Coordinates33°35′13″N 79°52′46″W / 33.5869°N 79.8795°W / 33.5869; -79.8795Coordinates: 33°35′13″N 79°52′46″W / 33.5869°N 79.8795°W / 33.5869; -79.8795
Security classMedium-security (with minimum-security prison camp)
Population1,700 (150 in prison camp)
Managed byFederal Bureau of Prisons

The Federal Correctional Institution, Williamsburg (FCI Williamsburg) is a medium-security United States federal prison for male inmates in South Carolina. It is run by the Federal Bureau of Prisons, a division of the United States Department of Justice. It has an adjacent prison camp for minimum-security male offenders.

FCI Williamsburg is located in the town of Salters 90 miles southeast of Columbia, the state capital.[1]

Notable events[edit]

On October 27, 2010, US Attorney General Eric Holder presented an Outstanding Contribution Award to Henry R. Mills, an Air Conditioning Equipment Mechanical Supervisor at FCI Williamsburg. Mills developed more efficient means of cooling 18 ice machines in use at the facility, lessening their environmental impact via a reduction of more than 2.5 million gallons of water annually. This resulted in a savings of more than $100,000 in Bureau of Prisons funds.[2]

Notable inmates[edit]

Inmate name Register number Status Details
Farid Fata 48860-039 Serving a 45-year sentence; scheduled for release in 2052. Former oncologist; pleaded guilty in 2015 to healthcare fraud, receiving kickbacks and money laundering for administering unnecessary chemotherapy to 553 cancer patients and filing fraudulent claims in order to make millions of dollars in profit for personal use.[3][4]
Art Schlichter 30044-048 Serving a 10-year sentence; scheduled for release in 2020. Former NFL player and compulsive gambler; pleaded guilty in 2011 to wire fraud, bank fraud, and filing a false tax return in connection with defrauding dozens of people of over $1 million under the pretense of obtaining football tickets.[5][6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ BOP: FCI Williamsburg
  2. ^ "FBI — Attorney General Holder Recognizes DOJ Employees and Others for Their Service at Annual Awards Ceremony". Fbi.gov. Retrieved 2015-11-03.
  3. ^ "Detroit Area Doctor Sentenced to 45 Years in Prison for Providing Medically Unnecessary Chemotherapy to Patients". US Department of Justice. US Department of Justice. July 10, 2015. Retrieved 23 July 2015.
  4. ^ Moghe, Sonia (July 11, 2015). "Patients give horror stories as cancer doctor gets 45 years". CNN. Cable News Network. Retrieved 23 July 2015.
  5. ^ Gray, Kathy Lynn (May 4, 2012). "Judge sentences former quarterback Art Schlichter to 10 years behind bars". The Columbus Dispatch. Retrieved September 22, 2012.
  6. ^ American Greed: Art Schlichter, All-American Fraud (Television Production). United States: CNBC. 2017.