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Inmate Charged With Possessing A Prohibited Object

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 Alex Ulloa, age 46, an inmate at Federal Correctional Institute-Schuylkill, Minersville, Pennsylvania, was charged by criminal information for unlawfully possessing a prohibited object.

According to United States Attorney Gerard M. Karam, the information alleges that on September 9, 2022, Ulloa possessed a Samsung cellphone.  Federal law makes the possession of cell phones by an inmate in prison illegal out of security concerns that arise from unmonitored calls.

The matter is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons and Federal Bureau of Investigations. United States Attorney Sean A. Camoni is prosecuting the case.

The maximum penalty under federal law for this offense is one year of imprisonment.    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.

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

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Updated December 2, 2022