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February 13, 2013

OSP inmate pleads guilty to prison crime

McALESTER — An inmate from the Oklahoma State Penitentiary recently pleaded guilty to a felony count he was charged with earlier this month.

Adam Nelson, 24, was charged Feb. 1 in Pittsburg County District Court with one felony count of prisoner placing body fluid on government employee. He pleaded guilty to the charge Feb. 8 and was sentenced to serve an additional year in the custody of the Oklahoma Department of Corrections. Nelson was also fined $150.

Nelson is currently serving a 10-year sentence for Oklahoma County convictions of burglary, assault and making a bomb threat. His original release date was May 25, 2018, and he has a parole hearing set in September 2016. With the new conviction, Nelson’s new release date is set in 2019.

Nelson is one of three OSP inmates facing new felony charges this month.

The Oklahoma Department of Corrections is cracking down on inmate crime within prisons.

Also charged with felony counts were OSP inmates Earl Engleking, 51, and Joseph Scott Norwood, 29. Engleking was charged with prisoner placing bodily fluids /substance on a correctional officer and Norwood was charged with assault and battery on a correctional officer.

Terry Crenshaw, warden’s assistant for OSP, said a lot of offenses are handled within the prison. However, some offenses will be forwarded to the District 18 District Attorney’s Office. “It is not an everyday occurrence that offenders are charged with a crime,” Crenshaw said. “For simple violations of policy, we have administrative remedies we use. When this occurs, offenders are not charged with a crime in a court of law but are, however, held accountable through the administrative remedy process within the prison.”

Crenshaw said when an inmate incident causes danger to staff and other inmates, then charges will be filed. “If it is a state law violation, if an offender commits a crime, like assaulting staff or placing bodily fluid on staff, which in turn puts individuals, employees and offenders, in danger, or if it could disrupt security operations, we would seek state charges.”

Engleking is currently serving a 10-year sentence for an Oklahoma County assault conviction. His scheduled release date is June 5, 2017, and he has a parole hearing set in February 2014. If convicted of this new charge, he is facing an additional two years incarceration.

Norwood is currently serving time for LeFlore County convictions of burglary and grand larceny. His scheduled release date is May 31, 2015, and he has a parole hearing set in December 2013. If convicted, he is facing an additional five years incarceration.

Contact Rachel Petersen at rpetersen@mcalesternews.com.

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