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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Louisiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, November 22, 2019

Former Pollock Inmate Sentenced for Attack on Prison Staff Member

ALEXANDRIA, La. - A former Pollock inmate was sentenced today to seven years in federal prison for attacking a Pollock staff member, said U.S. Attorney David C. Joseph.

Brandon L. Jones, 38, who is in federal custody, pleaded guilty on August 20, 2019, to one count of assaulting a federal officer. In his plea, he admitted he attacked a staff member in the kitchen area at U.S. Penitentiary Pollock, slammed her to the table and threw her to the floor. Correctional officers responded to the scene and took Jones into custody. The staff member suffered multiple injuries, and underwent surgery to repair a ruptured ligament in her thumb. Jones is currently serving a 188-month federal prison sentence for possession with intent to distribute cocaine.

The FBI and U.S. Bureau of Prisons investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jessica D. Cassidy prosecuted the case.

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Updated November 22, 2019