FCI Berlin Inmate Sentenced on Federal Weapon Possession Charge
CONCORD, NH—Joshua Starr, 29, 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 Acting United States Attorney Donald Feith. The Court imposed a term of fifteen months’ imprisonment, to be served consecutive to Starr’s current prison sentence.
During a routine search in August 2014, correctional officers discovered on Starr’s person a six-inch piece of wood sharpened into a stabbing weapon. Acting United States Attorney Donald Feith stated, “The safety of federal correctional officers and inmates is threatened whenever an inmate possesses a weapon in the facility. Our office will continue to work with the Bureau of Prisons by prosecuting those inmates who fashion or possess a weapon within the prison walls. Prosecuting these cases helps make New Hampshire’s only federal correctional facility a safer place for both staff and inmates.”
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 United States Attorney Nick Abramson.