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FCI Schuykill Inmate Charged With Possessing Contraband

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of Pennsylvania

SCRANTON – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that on July 11, 2023, Charles Epps, age 26, an inmate at the Federal Correctional Institute Schuylkill (FCI Schuylkill), Pennsylvania, was charged by the grand jury with possessing contraband.

According to United States Attorney Gerard M. Karam, the indictment alleges that on May 11, 2023, Epps was found in possession of a six-inch piece of plastic sharpened to a point with a cloth handle, commonly referred to as a “shank.”

This matter was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Prisons. Assistant United States Attorney Brian J. Gallagher is prosecuting the case.

Epps faces a maximum penalty of five years of imprisonment, a term of supervised release following imprisonment, and a fine. A sentence following a finding of guilt is imposed by the Judge after consideration of the applicable federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.

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

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Updated July 14, 2023