Sister Joan Slobig answers a reporter’s questions in the early morning hours before Timothy McVeigh’s execution June 11, 2001.

The Terre Haute Federal Correctional Complex (FCC) in Terre Haute Ind., consists of two institutions.

The United States Penintentiary (USP) is a high-security facility housing male inmates. It contains the Special Confinement Unit for inmates serving Federal death sentences. The facility began receiving death row inmates in July 1999 and houses the only Federal execution chamber in the country, first used in June 2001.

The Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) also houses male inmates in its medium-security facility. Adjacent to this facility is a satellite prison camp for minimum-security male offenders.

Prison ministry

Located only five miles from the FCC, the Saint Mary-of-the-Woods community has a unique opportunity to make a personal effort in opposition to the federal death penalty.