Federal Inmate Sentenced For Escape
A Federal Bureau of Prisons inmate charged with escaping from the H Group half-way house facility in Marion, Illinois, was sentenced today in United States District Court in Benton to an additional 18 months in prison, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton announced today.
On November 28, 2011, Troy E. Stafford, 42, who was serving the final week of his 60
month sentence for threatening the President of the United States, left on foot after an argument with
staff members over his housing assignment. He was subsequently arrested in Connecticut on
December 23, 2011. Stafford pled guilty to the escape charge on March 23, 2012. The 18 month
sentence was imposed consecutively to any undischarged term of imprisonment still existing from
the sentence he was serving at the time of the escape.
In addition to the 18 month term of imprisonment, Stafford was ordered to pay a total of $300
in fines and special assessments and was placed on a 3 year term of supervised release to follow his
The case was investigated by the United States Marshal’s Service and the United States
Secret Service with the assistance of the New Haven, Connecticut, Police Department and the
Connecticut State Police.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney James M. Cutchin.