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FCI-Greenville Inmate Sentenced For Possession Of Contraband

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Illinois

James L. Porter, Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today that on January 14, 2016, Gregory Mason, 27, was sentenced for Possession of Contraband by a Federal Inmate. Mason was an inmate at the Federal Correctional Institution located in Greenville, Illinois, commonly known as FCI-Greenville, at the time the offense was committed. Mason was sentenced to a term of 8 months, which must be served in addition to his current sentence, fined $100, and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment. Mason has been held without bond since his arraignment on August 13, 2015.

The charge arose when, on December 20, 2014, an officer monitoring the visiting room at FCI-Greenville observed Mason acting suspiciously. Mason was immediately placed in a dry cell after his visit ended so that his bowel movements could be monitored. On December 22, 2014, Mason defecated out four balloons that contained marijuana.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Prisons’ Special Investigation Section. The case was assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Angela Scott.

Updated February 4, 2016