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  • The Top of the Mountain

    Under the tutelage of creative writing instructor Chris Belden, inmates of Garner Correctional Institute have published three editions of a literary magazine, Sentences. Issue number 4 is ready to be printed, with more original prose and poetry, Chris says, but funding is needed. “If just 30 people donate $10 each we will be able to print enough copies to distribute to the inmates,” he tells me, and anyone who donates $10 will receive a copy.

  • Garner Inmate Charged With Prison Assault

    State police report they responded to Garner Correctional Institution, the state’s high-security prison at 50 Nunnawauk Road, about 11:10 am on February 11, after receiving a complaint that an inmate had had assaulted a correction officer there.

    State police said that after investigating, they charged inmate Jose Matos, 36, with assault on a public safety officer for allegedly having assaulted a 36-year-old male correction officer. Matos was scheduled for arraignment on the charge in Danbury Superior Court.

  • Three Prisoners Arrested In Separate Garner Incidents

    State police report arrests of three inmates recently in separate incidents at the state’s high-security Garner Correctional Institution at 50 Nunnawauk Road, off Wasserman Way.

    State police report that at about 11:45 am on March 22, they received a report from Garner that during a routine inspection, a homemade weapon was found within an inmate’s cell.

  • Prisoner Charged With Assault in Garner Incident

    State police report that at about 6:30 am on March 14, while prisoner Jason James Desanzo, 23, of Plainville was being escorted from the high-security Garner Correctional Institution to a prisoner transport van, Desanzo spat on the chest of a 25-year-old male correction officer.

    Desanzo was in the process of being transported to Bristol Superior Court for an appearance there, state police said.

    State police arrested Desanzo on charges of assault on public safety personnel and failure to submit to fingerprinting.