Inmates Arrested Following Garner Prison Incidents

 State police report two incidents in which inmates were arrested at Garner Correctional Institution, the state’s high-security prison at 50 Nunnawauk Road.

State police said that at about 8:54 pm on June 17, they received a call from Garner staff informing them that an assault had occurred involving an inmate and prison staff members.

After investigating, state police said that inmate John Deveau, 33, of Middletown had assaulted a male prison nurse. Two male correction officers were injured in the incident, state police said.

State police arrested Deveau on one count of breach of peace and on three counts of assault on public safety or emergency medical personnel. The assault charges are felonies.

Deveau was scheduled for arraignment on June 18 in Danbury Superior Court. He did not plead to the charges and is scheduled to return to court on July 14.

On June 23, Deveau was being held at Northern Correctional institution, a maximum-security prison in Somers. He is serving a 30-month sentence on a conviction for first-degree burglary.

Also, state police report that at about 8:55 pm on June 20, they received a report from Garner concerning an assault in the prison.

State police said that after investigating, they charged inmate Edward Zawadzki, Jr, 43, with possession of a weapon in a correctional institution. The charge is a felony.

Zawadzki was scheduled for arraignment on the charge on June 23 in Danbury Superior Court at which Zawadzki did not plead to the charge. He is scheduled to return to court on July 28.

Zawadzki is serving an 18-year prison sentence in Garner on a conviction for first-degree kidnapping.

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