HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas prison system inmate convicted of threatening a U.S. district judge in Houston must serve nearly two years in a federal lockup.

George Yarbrough of Houston was sentenced Wednesday to 21 months behind bars.

Prosecutors say Yarbrough last September, while imprisoned, mailed a letter to a federal courthouse in Houston threatening a specific judge, whose name wasn’t released. The 43-year-old Yarbrough in January pleaded guilty to mailing a threatening communication.

Investigators say Yarbrough was upset because the judge dismissed a civil rights lawsuit the inmate had filed against some Texas prison personnel.

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice on Wednesday did not immediately provide information on Yarbrough’s prison record. His federal prison term begins after Yarbrough finishes his TDCJ sentence.

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