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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 - Markis Dickerson, 24, of Berlin, pleaded guilty in federal court to possession of a prohibited object in prison, United States Attorney Scott W. Murray announced today.

            According to court documents and statements made in court, on March 5, 2019,      Dickerson was an inmate at FCI-Berlin, New Hampshire.  Officers found a knife-like homemade weapon in Dickerson's possession.  The weapon was approximately 5 inches in length.  Inmates are prohibited from possessing weapons in prison.     

            Dickerson is scheduled to be sentenced on November 21, 2019.

            “Armed inmates present an immediate threat to prison staff and the entire prison population,” said U.S. Attorney Murray.  “In order to maintain the safety of all parties at FCI-Berlin, we will continue to prosecute inmates who possess weapons and other unauthorized items.”

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




Updated August 5, 2019

Violent Crime
Press Release Number: 19-136