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Inmate Sentenced for Assault on Guard Using Contraband Weapon

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 1, 2013

ALEXANDRIA, La: United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced today that Isaac Hashi, 32, of San Diego, Calif., was sentenced on Wednesday to 18 years in prison for stabbing a federal prison guard with a makeshift knife.

Hashi pleaded guilty on Nov. 16, 2012, to one count of assaulting a prison guard and possessing contraband, which was a four-inch makeshift plexiglass knife. Hashi stabbed the guard multiple times on Nov. 4, 2009 while incarcerated at the U.S. Penitentiary in Pollock. Hashi is serving a prison term at the Pollock Penitentiary for assault after throwing hot oil on a deportation official’s face on Jan. 11, 2008, at the Columbia Care Center in South Carolina.

In addition to the 18-year sentence, he will be required to serve three years of supervised release, which he will serve after the 17-year sentence is completed for the earlier assault charge.

“Federal prison guards play a vital role in our public safety efforts. Neither the FBI or our office takes likely anyone who attempts to impede their work,” Finley said. “We hope this sentence sends a strong message that assaulting a prison guard is a serious crime that has severe consequences.”

The Federal Bureau of Investigation, Alexandria, Louisiana Resident Agency, conducted the investigation. Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert J. France prosecuted the case.

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