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Louisiana inmate sentenced to additional prison time for attacking penitentiary staff

2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago Monday, November 25 2019 Nov 25, 2019 November 25, 2019 4:38 AM November 25, 2019 in News
Source: Associated Press
Photo: Federal Bureau of Prisons
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - A federal inmate in Louisiana has been sentenced to additional time for assaulting a staff member in a prison kitchen.
  
U.S. Attorney David C. Joseph says 38-year-old Brandon L. Jones was sentenced to seven more years in prison on Friday for assaulting a federal officer at the U.S. Penitentiary in Pollock.
  
A Justice Department statement says Jones was an inmate there when he attacked the staff member in a kitchen area, slamming her into a table and throwing her to the floor.
  
The statement says the woman suffered multiple injuries and underwent surgery to repair a ruptured ligament in her thumb.
  
News outlets report Jones pleaded guilty in August. He is currently serving more than 15 years for drug possession.

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