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Criminal Resource Manual 1773 Prison Offenses -- Elements -- 18 U.S.C. 1791(a)(2) -- "Possess Or Provide"

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Prison Offenses—Elements—18 U.S.C. §  1791(a)(2) -- "Possess or Provide"

Section 1791(a)(2) prohibits making, possessing, obtaining, or attempting to make or obtain contraband. Under this language, the mere possession of contraband is punishable. It is not necessary to prove that the inmate conveyed the contraband from place to place within the facility.

[cited in USAM 9-69.300]

Updated February 19, 2015