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Prisoner Sentenced for His Escape from FCI Williamsburg

September 13, 2013

Contact Person: Beth Drake (803) 929-3000

Columbia, South Carolina –--United States Attorney Bill Nettles stated today that Kevin Eric Campbell, age 26, was sentenced this week in federal court in Florence, South Carolina, for escape.  United States District Judge R. Bryan Harwell of Florence, sentenced Campbell to 3 months consecutive to the sentence he is currently serving.

Evidence presented at the change of plea hearing established that Cambell was sentenced on July 20, 2011, to 120 months imprisonment for a drug conspiracy and using a firearm in furtherance of that conspiracy, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Section 846, and Title 18, United States Code, Section 924(c)(1)(A), in federal court in Florence, South Carolina.  On May 11, 2012, Campbell was transferred to the United States Bureau of Prisons, Federal Correctional Institution, Williamsburg, in Salters, South Carolina. On March 20, 2013, the staff at FCI Williamsburg determined that Campbell was missing from the prison camp.  On March 21, 2013, Campbell returned to the prison. The investigation revealed that Campbell’s girlfriend had picked him up the night before near the prison camp. The case was investigated by agents of the United States Marshals Service.  Assistant United States Attorney Bill Day of the Florence office prosecuted the case.


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