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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of New Hampshire

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

FCI Berlin Inmate Sentenced On Federal Weapon Possession Charge

            CONCORD, N.H. – Joshua Starr, 30, formerly an inmate at the Federal Correctional Institution in Berlin, New Hampshire, was sentenced in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire on federal weapon possession charges, announced United States Attorney Emily Gray Rice.  The Court imposed a term of 18 months’ imprisonment, to be served consecutive to Starr’s current prison sentence.

            During a routine cell search in November 2015, FCI Berlin correctional officers discovered a six-inch plastic stabbing weapon secreted in Starr’s assigned bunk.  Starr was previously prosecuted and convicted in federal district court in New Hampshire for possession of a similar weapon as an inmate at FCI Berlin. 

           This prosecution arose from an investigation by the Federal Correctional Institution in Berlin, New Hampshire, in collaboration with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Nick Abramson.



Violent Crime
Updated October 19, 2016