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Federal inmate draws additional time for assaulting fellow inmate

A federal prison inmate’s stay behind bars has been extended after he pleaded guilty to assaulting a fellow inmate.

Jordon Harrington, 24, an inmate at the Federal Correctional Institution in Herlong, in Lassen County, was sentenced Wednesday in Sacramento by U.S. District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller to three years and two months in prison for an assault resulting in serious bodily injury. The sentence is to be served consecutive to his original 60-month sentence, according to a U.S. attorney’s office news release.

According to court documents, on Sept. 9, 2014, Harrington approached another inmate in the prison’s recreation yard and attacked him. Harrington punched the victim several times in the face, causing the victim to fall to the ground. Harrington punched him several more times before a guard arrived and ordered him to stop. The victim suffered fractures to the eye socket and nasal cavity, as well as cuts requiring stitches, bleeding and facial swelling, authorities said.

Harrington pleaded guilty in April.