States Attorney's Office District of Connecticut
|June 8, 2010||
FORMER FCI DANBURY INMATE SENTENCED TO MORE PRISON TIME FOR ATTACKING ANOTHER INMATE WITH METAL BLADE
David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that JUDITH BASURTO, 29, a federal prisoner currently incarcerated at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York, New York, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Janet C. Hall in Bridgeport to 12 months of imprisonment for illegally possessing a sharpened metal blade that she used in an attack of another inmate.
According to court documents and statements made in court, on May 12, 2008, while incarcerated at the Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) in Danbury, BASURTO possessed a metal blade with a sharpened edge that she used to cut the neck of another inmate.
The injured inmate was successfully treated at a local hospital.
On December 30, 2009, BASURTO pleaded guilty to one count of possession of contraband in prison.
On April 21, 2005, BASURTO was sentenced in the U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Virginia to a 15-year term of imprisonment for conspiring to distribute ecstasy and cocaine. Today, Judge Hall ordered the 12-month sentence to be served consecutively to the sentence that BASURTO is currently serving.
This matter was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Anastasia Enos King.
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