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Inmates at FCI-Berlin Sentenced after Assaulting another Inmate

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of New Hampshire

            CONCORD – United States Attorney Scott W. Murray announced today that Leonard Johnson and Robert Dales, both inmates at the Federal Correctional Institution FCI-Berlin, were sentenced to 12 months and 10 months, respectively for assaulting another inmate at the prison.  The court ordered that their sentences run consecutively to the sentences they are currently serving.

            According to documents filed with the court and statements made during the sentencing 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.

            Both defendants previously pleaded guilty to committing the assault.

            The staff at FCI-Berlin conducted the investigation of this case.  Assistant United States Attorney Donald A. Feith prosecuted the case.


Updated June 27, 2018

Violent Crime
Press Release Number: 18-115