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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Pennsylvania

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, January 18, 2022

USP Canaan Inmate Sentenced To 31 Months’ Imprisonment For Stabbing Another Inmate

SCRANTON – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Andrew Daniels, age 41, an inmate at United States Penitentiary Canaan (USP Canaan), Waymart, Pennsylvania, was sentenced on January 14, 2022, to 31 months’ imprisonment by United States District Court Judge Malachy E. Mannion for assaulting another inmate.

According to United States Attorney John C. Gurganus, Daniels, while an inmate at USP Canaan, repeatedly stabbed another inmate with a sharp object. The victim was treated for eight puncture wounds around his upper chest and abdomen. The sentence will run consecutively to a 47-year sentence the defendant is already serving.

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 January 18, 2022