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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Pennsylvania

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, March 9, 2022

Inmate Charged With Possessing Weapon

SCRANTON- The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that on March 7, 2022, Nelson Ferry, age 32, an inmate at FCI Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, was charged in a criminal information with possession of a weapon. 

According to United States Attorney John C. Gurganus, the information alleges that on December 1, 2021, Ferry possessed a sharpened metal object intended to be used as a weapon, commonly known as a “shank.” 

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of investigation and the Bureau of Prisons.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Sean Camoni is prosecuting the case.

The maximum penalty under federal law for this offense is 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.

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 March 9, 2022