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Corrections Officer
Donald W. Wyatt Federal Detention Center

Guard
Donald W. Wyatt Federal Detention Center

President
Rhode Island Private Correctional Officers' Union

Federal Corrections Officer
George W. Wyatt Detention Center

Guard
Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility


Wyatt Detention Center

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Rhode Island Hall of Shame

www.PrivateCI.org, 25 Oct 2011 [cached]

Dunn M. Beckett, the former prison guard convicted last year of possessing a sawed-off shotgun, has begun serving a 33-month federal prison sentence. Beckett had worked as a guard at the Donald W. Wyatt Federal Detention Center in Central Falls for eight years, and had served as president of the Rhode Island Private Correctional Officers' Union. He was placed on administrative leave from that job after his August 2001 arrest. His lawyer told the court last July that Beckett was working as a carpenter. (The Providence Journal-Bulletin)

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Dunn M. Beckett was sentenced to 33 months in prison, but allowed to remain out on bail while he appeals his conviction for possession of a sawed-off shotgun. U.S. District Judge Ronald R. Lagueux ruled that Beckett,
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A stocky man with a freshly shorn buzz-cut, Beckett worked at the Wyatt Detention Center for eight years, serving as head of the Rhode Island Private Correctional Officers' Union. Beckett was convicted in April in state Superior Court with possession of anabolic
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A federal jury convicted Dunn M. Beckett, 33, on one count of possessing an unregistered shotgun shorter than the legal length. Federal agents found a shortened shotgun barrel and a shotgun stock in Beckett's garage while searching his home, at 58 Edgewood Drive, Cumberland, Aug. 16 in connection with a murder investigation. Beckett, employed as a guard at the Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility, in Central Falls, has been on administrative leave since his arrest in August, the
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Beckett posted bail and remains free pending sentencing, which is scheduled for June 20.
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Assistant U.S. Attorney Gerard B. Sullivan identified Beckett as a
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Beckett also faces a state charge of felony possession of anabolic steroids. The steroids were allegedly found at his home during an August search. He
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At the time of his arrest in August, Beckett was president of the 57-member Rhode Island Private Correctional Officers' Union. Higgins said Beckett was
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Dunn M. Beckett, a corrections officer at the Donald W. Wyatt Detention Center, in Central Falls, was identified by a federal prosecutor as a "suspect or target of two murder investigations" during his appearance yesterday in U.S. District Court on federal firearms charges. Beckett the president of the 57-member Rhode Island Private Correctional Officer's Union has been charged with possession of a shotgun shorter than the legal length and possession of a stolen firearm. (The Providence Journal-Bulletin)
August 31, 2001 Dunn Beckett, president of the guards' union at the federal Donald W. Wyatt Detention Center, in Central Falls, was arrested there yesterday by Cumberland and Central Falls police and charged with felony possession of anabolic steroids, a Cumberland police spokesperson said. (The Providence Journal-Bulletin)


projo.com/news

www.projo.com, 20 Sept 2001 [cached]

PROVIDENCE -- Dunn M. Beckett , a former federal corrections officer at the George W. Wyatt Detention Center , was indicted by a federal grand jury yesterday for possessing a shotgun shorter than the legal length.

Federal agents say they found a sawed-off shotgun in the garage of Beckett's home last month when executing a search warrant in connection with an unspecified murder investigation.
Top Local News stories :Last update : 9.20.2001 00 : 05
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The indictment alleges that on Aug. 16 , Beckett -- who is also known as Dunn Girard -- had a Remington 12-gauge shotgun that had been cut down to 25 inches long with a 141/4-inch barrel.Federal law prohibits shotguns shorter than 26 inches overall or with barrels shorter than 18 inches.
The indictment follows a federal complaint that was lodged last month against Beckett , 33 , of 58 Edgewood Drive in Cumberland.He was arrested on Aug. 31 at the Wyatt Center , where he had been working , and is free on bond.


NORTHEASTERN REGION

www.flpba.org, 26 July 2002 [cached]

Dunn M. Beckett was sentenced to 33 months in prison, but allowed to remain out on bail while he appeals his conviction for possession of a sawed-off shotgun.U.S. District Judge Ronald R. Lagueux ruled that Beckett, a former Marine and guard at the Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility in Central Falls, would receive the minimum sentence on the gun charge.

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A stocky man with a freshly shorn buzz-cut, Beckett worked at the Wyatt Detention Center for eight years, serving as head of the Rhode Island Private Correctional Officers' Union.Beckett was convicted in April in state Superior Court with possession of anabolic steroids, which the police found along with the sawed-off shotgun. (Projo.com)
March 30, 2002A corrections officer was found guilty yesterday in U.S. District Court of possessing a sawed-off shotgun.A federal jury convicted Dunn M. Beckett, 33, on one count of possessing an unregistered shotgun shorter than the legal length.Federal agents found a shortened shotgun barrel and a shotgun stock in Beckett's garage while searching his home, at 58 Edgewood Drive, Cumberland, Aug. 16 in connection with a murder investigation.Beckett, employed as a guard at the Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility, in Central Falls, has been on administrative leave since his arrest in August, the detention center's human-resources manager, Terrence Higgins, said yesterday.
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Beckett posted bail and remains free pending sentencing, which is scheduled for June 20.
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Assistant U.S. Attorney Gerard B. Sullivan identified Beckett as a suspect in two unspecified murder investigations during a court appearance in September.
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Beckett also faces a state charge of felony possession of anabolic steroids.The steroids were allegedly found at his home during an August search.He is scheduled to stand trial on that charge in Superior Court April 8.At the Aug. 31 arraignment, Martin ordered Beckett to disclose where he had stored other firearms at his home, so the FBI could confiscate them.
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At the time of his arrest in August, Beckett was president of the 57-member Rhode Island Private Correctional Officers' Union.Higgins said Beckett was unseated in a January election. (The Providence Journal-Bulletin)
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Dunn M. Beckett, a corrections officer at the Donald W. Wyatt Detention Center, in Central Falls, was identified by a federal prosecutor as a "suspect or target of two murder investigations" during his appearance yesterday in U.S. District Court on federal firearms charges.Beckett the president of the 57-member Rhode Island Private Correctional Officer's Union has been charged with possession of a shotgun shorter than the legal length and possession of a stolen firearm. (The Providence Journal-Bulletin)
August 31, 2001Dunn Beckett, president of the guards' union at the federal Donald W. Wyatt Detention Center, in Central Falls, was arrested there yesterday by Cumberland and Central Falls police and charged with felony possession of anabolic steroids, a Cumberland police spokesperson said. (The Providence Journal-Bulletin)
August 8, 2001A carbon monoxide leak at a privately run prison Wednesday afternoon sent a dozen inmates and employees to the hospital.The leak affected inmates and employees in the Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility laundry and kitchen area.All other inmates who were not injured were left in their cells.


projo.com/news

www.projo.com, 1 Sept 2001 [cached]

• A prosecutor says Dunn M. Beckett -- who also was arraigned yesterday in state court on a felony possession of anabolic steroids charge -- is under investigation in connection with two unspecified murders.

Top Local News stories :Last update : 9.1.2001 00 : 05
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PROVIDENCE -- Dunn M. Beckett , a corrections officer at the Donald W. Wyatt Detention Center , in Central Falls , was identified by a federal prosecutor as a suspect or target of two murder investigations during his appearance yesterday in U.S. District Court on federal firearms charges.
Beckett --the president of the 57-member Rhode Island Private Correctional Officers' Union -- has been charged with possession of a shotgun shorter than the legal length and possession of a stolen firearm.
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This time , Beckett wore ankle chains.
During the proceedings , Asst. U.S. Attorney Gerard B. Sullivan stated that Beckett has been aware for some time that he is a suspect or target in the two unspecified homicide investigations.
Beckett was arrested on the state steroid possession charge while on duty Thursday at the Wyatt Detention Facility.He has since been suspended from his job , the judge said.
After his minutes-long arraignment in District Court , he was then charged with the federal firearms possession.
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Until then , Martin said , Beckett would not be released.
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The prosecutor also noted that Beckett had been terminated from his job ( The judge said he had been suspended ) , and has a history of anabolic steroid use..
But the judge also weighed the argument by Beckett's lawyer , John M. Verdecchia , who said Sullivan's recommendation would mean a jail sentence for his client , since Beckett could not afford to post that amount.
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Verdecchia said Beckett was honorably discharged from the Marine Corps , and had worked at the Wyatt center for more than seven years.


Dunn M. Beckett is scheduled to ...

www.pscoa.org, 30 Mar 2002 [cached]

Dunn M. Beckett is scheduled to be sentenced on June 20.

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A federal jury convicted Dunn M. Beckett, 33, on one count of possessing an unregistered shotgun shorter than the legal length.
Federal agents found a shortened shotgun barrel and a shotgun stock in Beckett's garage while searching his home, at 58 Edgewood Drive, Cumberland, Aug. 16 in connection with a murder investigation.
Beckett, employed as a guard at the Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility, in Central Falls, has been on administrative leave since his arrest in August, the
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Beckett posted bail and remains free pending sentencing, which is scheduled for June 20.
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Assistant U.S. Attorney Gerard B. Sullivan identified Beckett as a suspect
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Beckett also faces a state charge of felony possession of anabolic steroids. The steroids were allegedly found at his home during an August search.He is
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At the time of his arrest in August, Beckett was president of the 57-member Rhode Island Private Correctional Officers' Union.Higgins said Beckett was

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