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December 10, 2015

Federal Inmate Sentenced for Possession of Shank

SCRANTON, PA—The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Dwayne Parker, age 31, a federal prisoner formally housed at the Federal Correctional Institute, Schuylkill was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Court Judge Malachy E. Mannion in Scranton, for possession of a prohibited object in prison.

Judge Mannion sentenced Parker to 27 months’ imprisonment for possessing a shank in prison. Judge Mannion ordered that the sentence be run consecutively to Parker’s current 15 year federal sentence which he received as a result of a conviction for being a felon in possession of a firearm in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

According to United States Attorney Peter Smith, Parker was charged in a Criminal Indictment on June 2, 2015, and entered a guilty plea to that Indictment today just prior to being sentenced by Judge Mannion upon joint motion of the parties.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Prisons and the Federal Bureau of Investigations. Assistant U.S. Attorney Todd K. Hinkley prosecuted the case.

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