BLUEFIELD, W.Va. – An inmate at the Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) McDowell was sentenced today for possessing a weapon at the correctional facility. Corey Fair, 27, of Indiana, was sentenced to 12 months in prison to run consecutively to the sentence he currently is serving. According to court documents, on January 26, 2020, Fair possessed a handcrafted weapon known as a shank. A staff member at the prison found the five and one-half inch piece of metal sharpened on one end in Fair’s pocket during a random search. The staff member then recovered the weapon.
Fair admitted that the shank was designed and intended to be used as a weapon. Acting United States Attorney Lisa G. Johnston made the announcement. Assistant United States Attorney Timothy D. Boggess handled the prosecution. The Federal Bureau of Prisons conducted the investigation. Senior United States District Judge David A. Faber imposed the sentence.