Jerry Lee Hinton, 23, Peridot, an enrolled member of the community, has been sentenced to 24 months in prison, ordered to perform 250 hours of community service and ordered to pay $3,674.34 for his part in setting fire to the San Carlos Apache Law Enforcement Building and Detention Center June 18, 1999. He pleaded guilty July 5. Hinton and a co-defendant Immanuel Cassa, were serving tribal sentences in the detention facility. Earlier Cassa was sentenced to 15 months in prison, 250 hours of community service and $3,674.34 in restitution. Nearly 70 inmates were in the cellblock at the time of the fire. U.S. Attorney Jos? de Jesus Rivera said most inmates were released into a fenced exercise yard. Both Hinton and Cassa climbed the fence and escaped. Hinton had been in federal custody since Feb. 16.
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