Another inmate at FCI McDowell gets added time for having a shank

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WELCH, WV (WVNS) — Another inmate in the Federal Correctional Institute, McDowell will be getting time added to his sentence for crafting shank. This is the second inmate at the McDowell County facility in recent months to have their sentence extended for making a weapon.

According to court documents, Corey Fair, 27, of Indiana, was found with a shank he had made while in prison. The five-and-a-half inch piece of sharpened metal was found and confiscated by a staff member during a random search.

Fair admitted that the shank was designed and intended to be used as a weapon. Fair was sentenced to an additional 12 months in prison to run consecutively to the sentence he is currently serving.

Assistant United States Attorney Timothy D. Boggess handled the prosecution, while the Federal Bureau of Prisons conducted the investigation.  Senior United States District Judge David A. Faber presided over the sentencing. 

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