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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Pennsylvania

Friday, September 9, 2016

Allenwood Federal Prison Inmate Charged With Weapon Possession

WILLIAMSPORT - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that on September 8, a federal grand jury in Williamsport indicted Glenn Ming Young for possession of contraband in a prison facility.

According to United States Attorney Peter Smith, Young, age 32, was found with an improvised shank during a search in August 2016, while he was incarcerated at the United States Penitentiary at Allenwood.

The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Bureau of Prisons Special Investigative Service. Special Assistant United States Attorney Michael Figgsganter has been assigned to prosecute the case. 

Indictments are only allegations.  All persons charged are presumed to be innocent unless and until found guilty in court.

A sentence following a finding of guilt is imposed by the Judge after consideration of the applicable federal sentencing statues and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.  In this case, the maximum penalty for each count is 5 years’ imprisonment, a term of supervised release following imprisonment, and a fine of $250,000.           

Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the Judge is also required to consider and weigh a number of factors, including the nature, circumstances and seriousness of the offense; the history and characteristics of the defendant; and the need to punish the defendant, protect the public and provide for the defendant’s educational, vocational and medical needs. For these reasons, the statutory maximum penalty for the offense is not necessarily an accurate indicator of the potential sentence for a specific defendant.


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Updated September 9, 2016