‘Problem’ inmate moved to state prison


FARMINGTON – A Superior Court justice approved a request Friday to have a problem inmate transferred to a state prison because of behavior issues.

Daniel Jackson, 25, of Farmington, formerly of Jay, had been held since July 2006 at the Franklin County jail in Farmington on a long list of charges, a list that has continued to grow while he’s been in the jail.

“He’s been quite a problem here,” Franklin County Sheriff Chief Deputy Raymond Meldrum said Friday.

Justice Joseph Jabar formally approved Jackson’s transfer to the state prison in Warren on Friday, where he will stay until his cases are resolved, Meldrum said.

Jackson had been transferred there temporarily after a June incident at the Franklin County facility that resulted in new charges against him.

On Friday Jackson entered not-guilty pleas on charges of assault, assaulting a corrections officer and arson, stemming from that incident which involved an altercation with a guard, a fellow inmate and a fire set in his cell, Meldrum said.

Jackson was arrested originally in July 2006 on charges of terrorizing and reckless conduct after Wilton police accused him of firing a gun inside an apartment. They then discovered a warrant out for his arrest in connection with his alleged escape from a New York jail.

Jackson then was charged with escaping from the Farmington jail in August 2006, when police say he scaled a razor-edge chain link fence in the recreation area in a well-planned breakout. He was captured after 12 hours of freedom and brought back to the jail.

The charges continued to grow as Jackson was indicted on charges of escape, kidnapping, and terrorizing in connection with that incident.

He also is accused of assaulting two fellow inmates in separate incidents.