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Prisoner Pleads Guilty to Escaping from Hartford Halfway House

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Connecticut

Leonard C Boyle, Acting United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Lawrence Bobnick. Acting United States Marshal, announced that JOSE SOSTRE, 41, of Hartford, waived his right to be indicted and pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Jeffrey A. Meyer in New Haven to escaping from the custody of the Attorney General.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on November 28, 2012, Sostre was sentenced in New Haven federal court to 120 months of imprisonment and four years of supervised release for distributing heroin.  In September 2020, Sostre was transferred to the Watkinson House Residential Reentry Center in Hartford to complete his prison term.  On November 24, 2020, Sostre left the facility without permission and did not return.  He surrendered to the U.S. Marshals Service on February 23, 2021.

Judge Meyer scheduled sentencing for November 24, 2021, at which time Sostre faces a maximum term of imprisonment of five years.

This matter was investigated by the U.S. Marshals Service and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Kenneth Gresham.

Updated August 24, 2021