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Former Correctional Officer Sentenced For Smuggling Cellphones Into Dauphin County Prison

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

HARRISBURG - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Kyle Bower, age 32, of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, was sentenced on April 4, 2022, to 2 months’ imprisonment to be followed by 2 months of home detention by United States District Court Judge Christopher C. Conner for smuggling cellular telephones into Dauphin County Prison.

According to United States Attorney John C. Gurganus, Bower was a correctional officer at Dauphin County Prison when he agreed to smuggle cellphones into the prison for money on behalf of inmates. Between October 2015 and January 2016, he smuggled phones into the prison for inmates and was paid hundreds of dollars for each phone.  

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Dauphin County Criminal Investigation Division. Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Consiglio prosecuted the case.

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Updated April 5, 2022