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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Connecticut

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, September 25, 2019

FCI Danbury Inmate Pleads Guilty to Possessing Weapons

John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that JULIAN DE JESUS CASTILLO, 35, pleaded guilty yesterday in Hartford federal court to possession of contraband in a federal prison.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on February 8, 2018, Castillo, an inmate at the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury, Connecticut, possessed a razor blade and a 7.5 inch piece of flat metal that had sharpened edges and a point at one end.  The razor blade was discovered taped to the underside of Castillo’s assigned bunk and the metal blade was concealed at the base of a pillar adjacent to Castillo’s bunk.  The objects were designed or intended to be used as weapons.

Castillo is scheduled be sentenced by U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea on December 19, 2019, at which time he faces a maximum term of imprisonment of five years.

This matter is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Anastasia E. King.

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Updated September 25, 2019