Pollock Prisoner Sentenced to 80 Months in Prison for Assaulting Fellow Inmate
|U.S. Attorney’s Office December 19, 2013|
ALEXANDRIA, LA—United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced today that John Waller, 41, of New Rochelle, New York, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Dee D. Drell to 80 months in prison and three years of supervised release for attacking a fellow inmate with a makeshift knife at the U.S. Penitentiary at Pollock, Louisiana. A federal jury found Waller guilty on September 17, 2013, after a two-day trial.
At the trial, it was established that on March 28, 2010, Waller stabbed a fellow inmate repeatedly with a makeshift knife. The assaulted inmate received puncture wounds to the upper body and was brought to a nearby hospital for treatment. The attack was recorded by the prison’s video recording system. Waller is currently serving a 320-month sentence on narcotics and weapons charges.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation and U.S. Bureau of Prisons conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Brandon B. Brown prosecuted the case.