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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Inmate at USP Lee Sentenced for Having Weapon in Facility

ABINGDON, VIRGINIA – An inmate at the USP Lee in Jonesville, Virginia, who previously pled guilty to unlawfully possessing a weapon inside the prison, was sentenced yesterday in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Abingdon, United States Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. announced today.

Jemel Jordan, 28, of Jonesville, Virginia, pled guilty last week to one count of possessing contraband in prison, a weapon and one count of making an obscene display or exposure. Yesterday in District Court, Jordan was sentenced to 40 months in prison.

“Inside the walls of Federal prison law and order will still be upheld,” United States Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. said today. “When individuals refuse to follow the law, they will be punished.”

The investigation of the case was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Prisons. Special Assistant United States Attorney Debbie H. Stevens prosecuted the case for the United States.

Topic: 
Violent Crimes
Updated April 20, 2016