James Cross Retiring As Greenville FCI Warden

Greenville FCI Warden James Cross & Assistant Warden Reida Esquibel

The Greenville Federal Correctional Institution will soon be getting a new warden.

James Cross is retiring at the end of this year after more than five years at Greenville FCI and 20 in the Bureau of Prisons.

Warden Cross said he’s met many interesting people along the way and has made many wonderful memories in his career. He said the Greenville facility has been a highlight of that career and commented on the Greenville community as well, noting that his son graduated from high school here and his daughter was married here.

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Cross and his wife plan to move to Kansas to be close to two of his three children and his new grandchild.

Tom Werlich, the warden at FCI Pollack in Louisiana, has been appointed the new Greenville warden. He is expected to arrive in January.

Also retiring at Greenville FCI will be assistant warden Reida Esquibel, who has been in the position for four years. She has been employed in the Bureau of Prisons for 24 years and will retire in Kentucky.

Her replacement will be Mohammed Zantout. He will come to Greenville in February.