August 12, 2015

Federal Inmate Sentenced for Assaulting Fellow Inmate

SACRAMENTO, CA—Jordon Harrington, 25, an inmate at the Federal Correctional Institution in Herlong, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller to three years and two months in prison for an assault resulting in serious bodily injury, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced. This sentence is to be served consecutive to his original 60 month sentence.

According to court documents, on September 9, 2014, Harrington approached another inmate in the prison recreational yard and attacked him. Harrington punched the victim several times in the face, causing the victim to fall to the ground. Harrington continued punching the victim several more times until a guard arrived and ordered him to stop. The victim suffered multiple fractures, including fractures of the eye socket and nasal cavity, as well as lacerations requiring multiple stiches, bleeding, and facial swelling. Harrington pleaded guilty on April 15, 2015.

This case was the product of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant United States Attorney Christiaan Highsmith prosecuted the case.