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Federal Inmate Sentenced for Escaping

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

BECKLEY, W.Va. – United States Attorney Mike Stuart announced today that an inmate who escaped from the Federal Prison Camp at Alderson was sentenced.  Cheryl McGrath, 51, was sentenced to 12 months in prison, to run consecutively to the sentence she is presently serving.  McGrath pled guilty in November to escaping from custody, admitting that on July 26, 2018, she left the Federal Prison Camp at Alderson without permission.  She was captured the next day a few miles from the prison.

“If you escape, we will find you,” said United States Attorney Mike Stuart.  “Escapees will merely be prolonging their stay in federal prison.”

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons, the United States Marshals Service and the West Virginia State Police.  Assistant United States Attorney John File prosecuted the case.  United States District Judge Irene C. Berger imposed the sentence.


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Updated March 6, 2019