Bowling moves to Atlanta prison

By Patsy R. Brumfield/NEMS Daily Journal

ATLANTA, Ga. – Dwight Bowling, former Smithville coach, apparently took up residence in the Atlanta U.S. Prison on Tuesday.

U.S. Bureau of Prison’s website shows he moved from an Oklahoma City transfer facility to the southeast Atlanta facility, which houses medium security male inmates and has a detention center for pre-trial and holdover inmates and a satellite camp for minimum security male inmates.

Bowling, 56, pleaded guilty to multiple federal counts that he took minor males across state lines for sex and to attempted witness tampering, when he tried to get a young man to lie about their longterm relationship.

His estimated release date is June 29, 2032, but he faces additional state prison time afterward on conditional guilty pleas that he fondled minor males and tried to get a witness to lie for him.

Bowling was a coaching legend in northeast Mississippi and retired from Smithville to Sulligent, Ala., where he was working when he was arrested last fall.