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Press Release

USP-Marion Inmate Sentenced For Assaulting A Correctional Officer

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Illinois

Henry Ingram, 34, an inmate at the United States Penitentiary at Marion, Illinois, was sentenced today in United States District Court in Benton to a term of 42 months’ imprisonment for assaulting a correctional officer at that facility, announced Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois. The offense occurred on August 21, 2012. Ingram pled guilty to the single count indictment charging him with assault on November 19th.

Evidence supporting the guilty plea and sentence showed that Ingram struck a correctional officer in the face with his fist after the correctional officer conducted a pat-down search of Ingram in a hallway at the prison and found that he was in possession of contraband. The officer began to escort Ingram to an office to question him about the contraband and that is when Ingram turned and struck the officer in the face. The assault was captured on the prison’s internal video recording system.

The 42 month term of imprisonment was imposed consecutively to the 20 year sentence for conspiring to distribute powder cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin, and marijuana that Ingram was serving at the time of the assault. He was also ordered to pay fines and special assessments totaling $200 and was placed on a 2 year term of supervised release to follow his incarceration.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation with the assistance of the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney James M. Cutchin.

Updated February 19, 2015