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

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Charges Brought Against Two Allenwood Federal Prison Inmates In Separate Cases

WILLIAMSPORT – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a federal grand jury in Williamsport has indicted two federal inmates in cases resulting from separate incidents.

In March 2016 while incarcerated at the United States Penitentiary at Allenwood, Gelnvert Green, age 25, approached a female corrections officer, exposed himself to her, and began making obscene gestures while continuing to move towards her.

Joshua Grant, age 28, was found with an improvised shank during a search in February 2016, while he was incarcerated at the United States Penitentiary at Allenwood.

The investigations were 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 the Green case, the maximum penalty is 2 years’ imprisonment, a term of supervised release following imprisonment, and a fine of $5,000.  In the Grant 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 8, 2016