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Inmate Sentenced 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 Efrain Sanchez, age 28, an inmate at Federal Correctional Institution-Schuylkill (FCI-Schuylkill), Minersville, Pennsylvania, was sentenced on January 20, 2022, to 4 months’ imprisonment by United States Magistrate Judge Joseph F. Saporito, Jr. after pleading guilty to assault.  

According to United States Attorney John C. Gurganus, at the time of the offense, Sanchez was an inmate at FCI-Schuylkill. Upon being informed that he was being removed from a drug abuse program, Sanchez became disruptive.  When a Correctional Officer tried to restrain him, Sanchez assaulted the Correctional Officer by resisting and scratching the officer’s face. 

The matter was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons.  Assistant United States Attorney James Buchanan prosecuted the case.

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Updated January 21, 2022