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Federal Prisoner Sentenced To 46 Months In Prison For Assault On Another Inmate

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of Pennsylvania

SCRANTON – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that on November 4, 2020, Jory Rhodes, age 32, formerly of Ashtabula County, Ohio, was sentenced to 46 months’ imprisonment by U.S. District Court Judge Malachy E. Mannion, for assault resulting in serious bodily injury to an inmate.  

According to United States Attorney David J. Freed, Rhodes previously admitted that while a prisoner at the United States Penitentiary Canaan, Waymart, Pennsylvania, on November 1, 2017, he and an accomplice attacked a third inmate by punching and kicking the victim about the head and chest.  The victim suffered severe injuries, including right orbital deformity, a broken nose, broken left jaw and cheek, and a skull fracture. 

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Prisons.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Todd K. Hinkley prosecuted the case.


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Updated November 5, 2020