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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, January 31, 2020

FCI Danbury Inmate Sentenced to 2 More Years in Prison for Possessing Weapons

John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that JULIAN DE JESUS CASTILLO, 35, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea in Hartford to 24 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for possessing weapons while incarcerated at the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury, Connecticut (FCI Danbury).

According to court documents and statements made in court, on February 8, 2018, Castillo, while an inmate at FCI Danbury, 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.

On September 24, 2019, Castillo pleaded guilty to possession of contraband in a federal prison.

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

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Updated January 31, 2020