A judge sentenced him to 16 months in federal prison. In this story Newswatch 16 coverage of Bob Mellow “I couldn’t feel my own pulse. I couldn’t believe this was happening to me.” Two months after he reported to a federal prison camp in South Carolina, Attorney General Kathleen Kane charged Mellow and seven others in a pay to play scheme involving the Pennsylvania Turnpike. “I was then put on what was called ‘diesel therapy,'” said Mellow, riding a diesel-powered prison bus between federal prisons. visit our websiteAfter he was charged in the turnpike scheme, Mellow says he was labeled an escape risk and was moved on three occasions to more secure lockups. “I was shackled. My hands had a lock box, which meant I could not move my hands, my hands were this way on a belly iron, so I had my hands in cuffs, with a lock box on them,” said Mellow. “I was in a cage (while traveling on a bus).” “I thought there were days that I would pray that the good Lord would take me. I would say, ‘please, I just don’t want to go through this any longer.'” Mellow survived ten months in federal prisons. He was moved to a halfway house in Scranton in November 2013, and five months, later Bob Mellow was again a free man.
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