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Berlin Man Pleads Guilty to Possession of a Prohibited Object in Prison

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of New Hampshire

            CONCORD - Derkwon Johnson, 19, of Berlin, pleaded guilty in federal court on July 30, 2019, to possession of a prohibited object in prison, United States Attorney Scott W. Murray announced.

            According to court documents and statements made in court, on March 1, 2019, Johnson was an inmate at FCI-Berlin, New Hampshire.    Officers found a shank in Johnson’s possession.  The weapon was approximately 5.5 inches in length.  Inmates are prohibited from possessing weapons in prison.

            Johnson is scheduled to be sentenced on November 13, 2019.

            “In order to maintain the safety of inmates and prison staff, we will aggressively prosecute inmates who possess or use weapons at FCI-Berlin,” said U.S. Attorney Murray.    

             This matter was investigated by the Bureau of Prisons - FCI-Berlin.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Anna Krasinski.         



Updated July 31, 2019

Violent Crime
Press Release Number: 19-129