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USP Lee Inmate Sentenced for Possessing Weapon

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Virginia

ABINGDON, Va. – An inmate at United States Penitentiary (USP) Lee in Jonesville, Virginia was sentenced this week to 18 months in prison for possessing a weapon inside the prison.

Inmate Marquell Alonzo Derrington, 26, was convicted of possessing an 8-inch long, prison-made sharpened weapon, and pleaded guilty on September 7, 2021.

The investigation of the case was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Prisons. 

Special Assistant United States Attorney Debbie Stevens prosecuted the case for the United States. 

Updated December 8, 2021