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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Connecticut

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Prisoner At Fci Danbury Admits Assaulting Another Inmate


Deirdre M. Daly, Acting United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that YVONNE DAVIS, 62, a prisoner at the Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) in Danbury, pleaded guilty today before Senior United States District Judge Warren W. Eginton in Bridgeport to one count of assault with a dangerous weapon.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on November 25, 2012, DAVIS assaulted another FCI Danbury inmate with a ballpoint pen that had been broken so as to have a sharp edge on it.  The victim suffered a laceration to the back of her arm that was five to six inches long and one-half inch deep.  The wound required 24 stitches to close.

Judge Eginton has scheduled sentencing for November 6, 2013, at which time DAVIS faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 10 years and a fine of up to $250,000.

DAVIS is currently serving a 37-month sentence after having been convicted in the Northern District of Texas of being a felon in possession of a firearm.

This case is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Neeraj N. Patel.

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