Three Inmates Sentenced for their Role in Two Separate Incidents at FCC Pollock


ALEXANDRIA, La. Media–  -Acting United States Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook announced that three inmates who were housed at the Federal Correctional Complex in Pollock, Louisiana, have been sentenced by United States District Judge Dee D. Drell for their involvement in illegal incidents that took place at the complex.

Federal Prison Inmates Sentenced for Assaulting another Inmate

Eulogio Banda-Chavez, 29, and Gerardo Ramirez, 33, were each sentenced on one count of assault resulting in serious bodily injury. Banda-Chavez was sentenced to 60 months (5 years) in prison followed by 1 year of supervised release. Ramirez was sentenced to 45 months (3 years, 9 months) in prison followed by 1 year of supervised release.

On June 28, 2019, Banda-Chavez and Ramirez, beat another inmate about his head and body with their fists and feet causing serious bodily injuries. The incident was recorded on a prison surveillance camera focused on the recreation yard. Both inmates admitted to committing the offense and pled guilty on September 24, 2020.

At the time of the offense, Banda-Chavez, a Mexican national, was serving an 18-month sentence for illegal reentry of a removed alien after felony, while Ramirez was serving a 168-month sentence for possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine.

Pollock Inmate Sentenced for Possessing Contraband

William Joseph Vincent, 30, was sentenced to 27 months (2 years, 3 months) in prison followed by 1 year of supervised release for possessing contraband in prison. On October 15, 2019, a correction officer performing a routine pat search of Vincent found an illegal prison shank hidden in his front pants pocket. Vincent pled guilty to the charge on September 30, 2020.

At the time of the offense, Vincent was serving a 92-month sentence for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute heroin.

The FBI and BOP conducted these investigations and Assistant U.S. Attorney Mike Shannon prosecuted the cases.

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