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Former FCI Danbury Inmate Admits Possessing Sharpened Metal Blade

U.S. Attorney’s Office December 30, 2009
  • District of Connecticut (203) 821-3700

Nora R. Dannehy, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that JUDITH BASURTO, 29, a federal prisoner currently incarcerated at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York, New York, waived her right to indictment and pleaded guilty today before United States District Judge Janet C. Hall in Bridgeport to one count of possession of contraband in prison.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on May 12, 2008, while incarcerated at the Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) in Danbury, BASURTO possessed a metal blade with a sharpened edge that she used to cut the neck of another inmate.

The injured inmate was successfully treated at a local hospital.

Judge Hall has scheduled sentencing for March 8, 2010, at which time BASURTO faces a maximum term of imprisonment of five years and a fine of up $250,000. She currently is serving a 180-month term of imprisonment, which was imposed by the U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Virginia.

This matter was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Anastasia Enos King.