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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of New Hampshire

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Inmates At FCI-Berlin Pleads Guilty To Assault

          CONCORD, N.H. – United States Attorney Scott W. Murray announced today that Leonard Johnson and Robert Dales, both inmates at the Federal Correctional Institution FCI-Berlin, pleaded guilty to assaulting another inmate on May 23, 2017.  A sentencing hearing for Leonard Johnson and for Robert Dales will be held on June 27th, 2018.                .


          According to documents filed with the court and statements made during the change of plea hearings, on May 23, 2017, Johnson and Dales were in Unit A-4 of the prison when they attacked another inmate.  The attack, which was captured on videotape, included Johnson and Dales punching, kicking and stomping on their victim.  Johnson and Dales continued the attack even though prison staff ordered them to stop.  Only after the defendants were threatened with use of pepper spray did the attack end.


          The victim was treated for his injuries at Androscoggin Valley Hospital.  He suffered lacerations and bruising to his head, eyes and ears.


          The staff at FCI-Berlin conducted the investigation of this case.










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Updated March 14, 2018