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Inmate Sentenced To 37 Months’ Imprisonment For Assault

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 Dontrace Blaine, age 36, an inmate at the United States Penitentiary Canaan, in Waymart, Pennsylvania, was sentenced on October 10, 2023, to 37 months’ imprisonment by United States District Court Judge Malachy E. Mannion for assault with a dangerous weapon.

According to United States Attorney Gerard M. Karam, on November 8, 2020, Blaine assaulted another inmate with a combination lock wrapped in a bedsheet, causing injury.

The matter was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Assistant United States Attorney James Buchanan prosecuted the case.

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Updated October 11, 2023