Criminal Justice News

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Federal Inmate Sentenced for Possession of a Prohibited Object by an Inmate


U.S. Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that William Smith, charged with possession of a prohibited object by an inmate, was sentenced on August 22, 2012, by Chief U.S. District Judge Karen E. Schreier. Smith, age 31, was sentenced to four months in prison, to be served consecutively to the sentence he is currently serving, and a $100 special assessment to the Victim Assistance Fund.

Smith was indicted for possession of a prohibited object (marijuana) by a federal grand jury on May 2, 2012. Smith, an inmate of the Yankton Federal Prison Camp in Yankton, South Dakota, was caught by prison staff smoking marijuana in an inmate restroom on February 25, 2012. Smith pled guilty to the charge on June 8, 2012.

The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Ann Hendrickson.

The defendant was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Bureau of Prisons.

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