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Inmate At United States Penitentiary At Canaan Sentenced To Serve An Additional Fifteen Months In Prison For Striking Corrections Officer

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 Orlando Hernandez, age 33, formerly of Florida, was sentenced on July 30, 2019, by United States District Court Judge Malachy E. Mannion, to serve an additional fifteen months in prison on the charge of assault on a corrections officer.

According to United States Attorney David J. Freed, Hernandez, an inmate at USP Canaan, previously admitted to kicking and “head-butting” a corrections officer on January 27, 2017, during a disciplinary hearing at the prison.  Hernandez is presently serving a sentence of 188 months resulting from his conviction in the Southern District of Florida for the charges of Possession with Intent to Distibute Crack Cocaine and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. The sentence imposed by Judge Mannion will be served after Hernandez completes the sentence imposed in the Southern District of Florida.

The matter was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Bureau of Prisons Special Investigative Service.  Assistant United States Attorney Robert J. O’Hara prosecuted the case.  


Updated July 31, 2019

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