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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Connecticut

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Former Fci Danbury Employee Sentenced To Prison For Sexually Abusing Inmate

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Ronald G. Gardella, Special Agent-in-Charge, Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General, New York Field Office, announced that STEVEN WOLFF, 46, of the Bronx, N.Y., was sentenced today by Senior U.S. District Judge Warren W. Eginton in Bridgeport to five months of imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised released, for sexually abusing an inmate at the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury.  WOLFF was also ordered to serve the first five months of his supervised release in home confinement under electronic monitoring.

According to court documents and statements made in court, WOLFF, while employed as a Utilities Systems Repair Operator Foreman by the Federal Bureau of Prisons at the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury, engaged in sexual acts with a female inmate at the prison.  On multiple occasions between July 2011 and November 2011, WOLFF and the victim met privately in the boiler area of the prison facility and engaged in sexual intercourse.  In addition, WOLFF provided contraband including hair dye, candy, greeting cards and over-the-counter medication to the inmate.  Contraband was also provided to another inmate who acted as a lookout during the illicit sexual activity.

On August 6, 2013, WOLFF pleaded guilty to one count of sexual abuse of a ward.

This case was investigated by the Department of Justice Office of Inspector General and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Anastasia E. King.


Tom Carson
(203) 821-3722

Updated March 18, 2015