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Inmate Sentenced for Assault on Guard Using Contraband Weapon

ALEXANDRIA, LA—United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced today that Isaac Hashi, 32, of San Diego, California, was sentenced on Wednesday to 18 years in prison for stabbing a federal prison guard with a makeshift knife.

Hashi pleaded guilty on November 16, 2012, to one count of assaulting a prison guard and possessing contraband, which was a four-inch makeshift plexiglass knife. Hashi stabbed the guard multiple times on November 4, 2009, while incarcerated at the U.S. Penitentiary in Pollock. Hashi is serving a prison term at the Pollock Penitentiary for assault after throwing hot oil on a deportation official’s face on January 11, 2008, at the Columbia Care Center in South Carolina.

In addition to the 18-year sentence, he will be required to serve three years of supervised release, which he will serve after the 17-year sentence is completed for the earlier assault charge.

“Federal prison guards play a vital role in our public safety efforts. Neither the FBI or our office takes likely anyone who attempts to impede their work,” Finley said. “We hope this sentence sends a strong message that assaulting a prison guard is a serious crime that has severe consequences.”

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