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Chicago Resident Sentenced for Attempting to Provide Prohibited Items to Inmate

U.S. Attorney’s Office November 12, 2009
  • Eastern District of Wisconsin (414) 297-1700

MADISON, WI—Stephen P. Sinnott, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Mesha Hamlin, 35, of Chicago, Illinois, was sentenced on November 10th in U.S. District Court in Madison by U.S. Magistrate Judge Stephen Crocker to one year of federal probation for attempting to introduce prohibited items into a federal prison camp at Oxford, Wisconsin.

On February 8, 2009, Hamlin attempted to provide bottles of alcohol and jars of protein powder to Earnest Neal, an inmate of the Federal Prison Camp, Oxford, Wisconsin. The inmate, Earnest Neal, was sentenced on October 29, 2009, to two months in prison consecutive to the term of imprisonment he was serving at the time of the offense.

The charge against Mesha Hamlin was the result of an investigation conducted by Federal Bureau of Prisons and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The prosecution of the case has been handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert A. Anderson.

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