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FCI Schuylkill Inmate Sentenced To Six Months In Prison For Possession Of A Weapon

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 today that Tyrell Lockhart, age 26, a federal inmate incarcerated at FCI Schuylkill, was sentenced to six months’ imprisonment by United States District Court Judge Malachy E. Mannion, for his of possession of contraband in prison.

According to United States Attorney Gerard M. Karam, in July of 2023, a corrections officer observed inmate Lockhart in his cell where, pursuant to a search, the officer discovered that Lockhart was concealing a homemade knife, commonly referred to as a “shank.”

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigations and the Special Investigative Services of the Federal Bureau of Prisons. Assistant U.S. Attorney Luisa Honora Berti is prosecuting the case.

The maximum penalty under federal law for this offense is up to 5 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.

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Updated February 1, 2024