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Three Federal Correctional Institution, Schuylkill Inmates Charged With Possession Of Contraband In Prison

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 three federal inmates were indicted separately on May 23, 2023, by a federal grand jury for possessing contraband in prison.

According to U.S. Attorney Gerard M. Karam, the following three FCI Schuylkill, Minersville, Pennsylvania, inmates were charged with possession of a dangerous prison-made weapon, commonly known as a “shank:”  

  • Tyrik Brown, age 28, originally from Washington D.C.; 
  • Thadusse Hartridge, age 22, originally from Washington D.C.;
  • Daquon Brooks, age 28, originally from Washington D.C.

The investigations were conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Prisons Special Investigative Service.  Assistant United States Attorney Robert J. O’Hara is prosecuting the cases.

The maximum penalty under federal law 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.

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


Updated May 24, 2023