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Federal Inmate Charged With Possessing 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 that Kahlil Shelton, age 28, a federal prison inmate, was indicted by a federal grand jury for the offense of possessing contraband in prison.

According to United States Attorney Gerard M. Karam, the indictment alleges that on or about June 20, 2023, while an inmate at the Federal Correctional Institution, Schuylkill (FCI Schuylkill), in Minersville, Pennsylvania, Shelton possessed a 6.5-inch metal implement with a cloth handle capable of being used as a stabbing weapon.   

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Federal Bureau of Prisons Special Investigative Service.  Assistant United States Attorney Jeffery St John is prosecuting the case.

The maximum penalty under federal law for this offense is five years’ 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 September 21, 2023