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

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Federal Prison Inmate Sentenced for Assaulting Fellow Inmate

MADISON, WIS. – Scott C. Blader, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Carl Richardson, 40, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge James D. Peterson to 48 months in federal prison for assaulting an inmate at the Federal Correctional Institution at Oxford, Wisconsin.   Richardson pleaded guilty to this charge on May 22, 2019.  This sentence is to be served consecutively to Richardson’s current federal sentence for being a felon in possession of a firearm. 

On November 5, 2017, Richardson brutally attacked a fellow inmate at FCI-Oxford using a combination lock that he secured to the end of a belt.  As a result, the victim sustained significant injuries to his hands, face, neck, and head.  During sentencing, Judge Peterson stressed the importance of keeping people safe in prison.    He also explained that inmates insult the integrity of the institution by engaging in such conduct. 

The charge against Richardson was the result of an investigation conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Prisons – Special Investigative Services.  The prosecution of the case has been handled by Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Chadwick M. Elgersma. 

Violent Crime
Updated August 8, 2019