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Inmate At USP Canaan Sentenced To 64 Months In Prison For Assaulting Another Inmate With A Dangerous Weapon

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 Jordan Anderson, age 28, an inmate at the United States Penitentiary, Canaan, Pennsylvania, was sentenced on March 28, 2023, by U.S. District Judge Robert D. Mariani, to 64 months’ imprisonment for assaulting another inmate with a dangerous weapon.   

According to United States Attorney Gerard M. Karam, Anderson previously pleaded guilty to assaulting another inmate on May 10, 2022, at USP Canaan with a sharpened piece of metal commonly known as a “shank.” 

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Prisons Special Investigative Service.  Assistant United States Attorney Robert J. O’Hara prosecuted the case.


Updated March 31, 2023