Inmate Sentenced For Assaulting Corrections Officer

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FILE PHOTO: Signage is seen at the United States Department of Justice headquarters in Washington, D.C.

SCRANTON – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that on March 7, 2022, Dahveed Dean, age 45, an inmate at United States Penitentiary Canaan (USP Canaan), was sentenced to 18 months’ imprisonment by U.S. District Court Judge Malachy E. Mannion for assaulting a federal employee.

According to United States Attorney John C. Gurganus, Dean punched a corrections officer in the face during an altercation at the prison in July of 2016.  The 18-month sentence will run consecutive to Dean’s current federal sentence of 25 years for robbery and firearms charges.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and officers at USP Canaan, and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Sean A. Camoni.

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