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Inmate escapes from central Florida prison

December 17, 2010
Associated Press

ORLANDO — Authorities are looking for an inmate who reportedly escaped from a central Florida prison.

Officials say 35-year-old James Russell was reported missing Friday afternoon from the Central Florida Reception Center prison in east Orange County. He was doing vehcile maintenance as part of his prison job when he left. Authorities believe he took a white passenger van registered to the Department of Corrections.

Prison records show Russell was sentenced in June to 3 1/2 years after being convicted of selling, manufacturing or delivering heroin in Manatee County. He has a lengthy criminal history that includes convictions for burglary, forgery, battery, trafficking in stolen property, grand theft and selling, manufacturing or delivering cocaine.

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Inmate who escaped in prison van may be in Sarasota area, officials say

Orange County inmate James Russell stole the van as he worked at his prison job at the motor pool, authorities say

December 19, 2010
Susan Jacobson, Orlando Sentinel

Authorities are asking for the public's help in locating an inmate that escaped Friday afternoon from the Central Florida Reception Center-East in Orange County in a stolen prison van.

Officials said early Sunday that James Russell, 35, may be in the Bradenton or Sarasota areas, driving a white 1998 Econoline van E 350 with Florida tags DC7-217. Russell has several tattoos and a large mole on his left cheek. He is known to use the alias James R. Cochran, according to a news release.

Russell drove away from the prison, which is north of the BeachLine Expressway and east of Innovation Way, about 4 p.m. Friday, the Sheriff's Office said. His job was to work in the motor pool, either cleaning or fixing vehicles, or both, Florida Department of Corrections spokeswoman Gretl Plessinger said. The area is beyond the prison gates, she said.

Russell was sentenced June 7 to slightly more than 3 1/2 years after being convicted of selling, manufacturing or delivering heroin in Manatee County, prison records show. He was being held in minimum security.

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Escaped prisoner may be hiding in Manatee County

BRADENTON - The Florida Department of Corrections is aggressively searching for escaped inmate James Russell, who escaped Friday from Central Florida Reception Center in Orlando.

Russell may be in the Manatee County area, according to a statement from the Department of Corrections.

Florida Department of Corrections' dog tracking teams and search teams are working with local law enforcement, but are also asking for help in finding the escaped inmate.

Russell, 35, has brown hair and hazel eyes, stands 5-foot-6 and weighs 176 pounds.

He uses the aliases James R. Cochran and birth date of Nov. 8, 1974.

Russell has a mole on the left cheek of his face and multiple tattoos.

On his left arm, he has tattoos of three heads on chains, a flame cross, lightning bolts, the words "knuce Hitler," and a swastika.

Clowns are tattooed on his left leg.

His right arm has tattoos of skull flames and Harley Davidson.

On his right shoulder are the tattoos "kill em all viking" and "viking demon."

"Scorpio" is tattooed on his stomach.

Russell is a minimum custody inmate who was working in the automotive department outside the fence at Central Florida Reception Center when he escaped about 3:30 p.m. Dec. 17.

He was serving a 3 1/2-year prison sentence from Manatee County for manufacturing heroin and trafficking in stolen property.

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Russell is asked to contact The Manatee County Sheriff's Office at (941) 747-3011, ext. 2260 or the Florida Department of Corrections at (850) 922-6867. Callers may also dial 9-1-1.   


Prison inmate escapes in Lexington

November 30, 2010
Associated Press

Authorities are looking for a fugitive in the Bluegrass region after an inmate escaped from a state prison.

Kentucky State Police say 34-year-old Basil Dewayne Gilpin escaped from the Blackburn Correctional Complex in Lexington late Monday night. The institution is a minimum-security prison.

Gilpin is a white man, weighs 180 pounds and is six feet, two inches tall. He has brown hair and brown eyes and several tattoos.

The KSP says Gilpin could be trying to reach Bell or Harlan counties in southeastern Kentucky.

Authorities searching for prisoner who escaped from Morgan Co. Correctional Complex

December 25, 2010

Authorities are searching for a man who escaped from the Morgan County Correctional Complex overnight.

A Tennessee Department of Corrections spokeswoman said Robert Lee Grant escaped from the minimum security annex by climbing over a fence. That annex is in the old prison, not the county's new facility.

The TDOC internal affairs division, Tennessee Highway Patrol and local law enforcement are searching for Grant.

He was serving a 6-year sentence for narcotics and reckless endangerment with a deadly weapon in Knox County. According to TDOC, that sentence was set to expire in February 2014.

Authorities search for escapee in East Tenn.

Deputies are on the hunt for an escaped prisoner in East Tennessee.

They're searching for Robert Lee Grant.

He reportedly escaped from the Morgan County Correctional complex on Friday. The correctional complex is about an hour west of Knoxville.

Investigators say Grant escaped by climbing over a fence.

He's serving a six-year sentence on drugs and reckless endangerment charges.

If you have any information on this man's whereabouts, please contact your local police department or call 911.


Prison escape tops list of local stories

By Journal-Advocate staff

As we close out yet another year, it seems it is time to look back at some of the biggest stories to impact Sterling and Logan County (Colorado) in 2010.

Prison escape yields changes

Undoubtedly the biggest story of the year was the first-ever successful escape attempt at Sterling Correctional Facility.

Sterling residents were awakened in the middle of the night by a mass emergency notification, warning them that Douglas J. Alward, a 48-year-old man who has been serving time since 1979, was missing from SCF. The phone message went out to the first residents a little after 12:30 a.m. Aug. 23; Alward had been seen last at the facility shortly after 9 p.m. Aug. 22.

The escape was Alward`s fourth from custody in Colorado -- he had previously escaped from Buena Vista Correctional Facility in 1980, Colorado Territorial State Penitentiary in 1985, and while in custody of Fremont County Jail in 1991.

After an exhausting three days of following the trail, searchers located Alward in a home on the Washington-Yuma county line, where he was holding home owner Elizabeth Reynolds hostage. Alward was taken into custody without incident, and Reynolds was unharmed.

After the capture, Department of Corrections Executive Director Ari Zavaras promised a full investigation and department-wide changes to fix any lapses in security that might have contributed to the escape.

Alward was charged with 12 counts, including escape, holding a hostage, first degree burglary, second degree kidnapping, possession of a weapon by a previous offender, introducing contraband in the second degree, and six counts of habitual criminal, and made his first court appearance in front of 13th Judicial District Judge Michael K. Singer on Nov. 16.

He is now being held in administrative segregation at the Department of Corrections complex in Canon City. He is due back in court in Logan County on Jan. 5.


Anonymous Tip Leads To Escaped Prisoner

December 29, 2010

MANATEE, Fla. -- An anonymous tip helped authorities track down an inmate who escaped from a Central Florida prison.

Officials say 35-year-old James Russell was arrested outside a motel near Bradenton Tuesday night. He did not resist arrest.

Russell was doing vehicle maintenance at the Central Florida Reception Center in Orange County when he escaped Dec. 17. He drove away in a white Department of Corrections van.

Manatee County Sheriff's investigators worked with state officials to track Russell. They believed he would return to Manatee County, where he was convicted in June of selling, manufacturing or delivering heroin. He was serving a 3 1/2-year sentence.

Officials say it is unclear whether he committed any crimes during his escape.

SD Prison Inmate Escapes

By Darcy Andersen
January 3, 2011

SIOUX FALLS, SD - South Dakota authorities are searching for an escaped prison inmate.

Twenty-seven-year-old Edwin Feemster was reported missing around six Monday night from the Unit C Jameson Minimum Security Unit.

He was last wearing a tan coat, blue jeans and white shoes. Feemster is a six-foot-tall white man with brown hair and blue eyes weighing 155 pounds.

Feemster is serving a four year prison sentence for grand theft.

If you know of his whereabouts, contact authorities.

Top 10: Greatest Prison Escapes

Nothing thrills us more than hearing about a good “break out”. Unless the break out is next door to you or your grandparents, those aren’t as much fun. No walls can hold the human spirit when it is determined to be free! This top 10 is all about the human spirit… and some damned cool escapes!

10. The Texas 7

Using the old tried but true “Look there!… KONK” method of escape these seven men made good their escape from a Texas county jail sending the local people and the media scrambling. All of them were recaptured within 4 months.

What’s worst than being recaptured and taken off to prison? Being #10 on our list… bet they REALLY wish they had gotten away now!

9. Colditz POW Camp

This imposing prison perched atop a cliff with raging water on one side and basically only one way in and out (and it was covered by machine guns) was touted as being inescapable by the Nazis. Obviously French Lieutenant Alain Le Ray wasn’t convinced.

This determined Frenchman escaped on April 11, 1941. He hid out during a game of football; that’s soccer to you Yanks. When everyone else was going back to their cells, Lt. Le Ray was doing what the French do best: running away.

8. Escape from Stalag 13

Made famous by the movie The Great Escape and immortalized in the hit 1960's series Hogan's Heroes, The escape from Stalag Luft III was an amazing, if somewhat futile feat. The plan?

Escape through three hand-dug secret tunnels named “Tom”, “Dick” and “Harry”. Of the 76 men who attempted this mass exodus only three actually made it to freedom. Fifty were killed after the escape and the rest were returned to camp.

7. Dieter Dengler’s Jungle Escape

USN Pilot Dieter Dengler escaped from a Viet Nam POW camp when he and six other prisoners overpowered the guards and made their way into the jungle.

Dieter, who was known for excelling in the Navy’s SEER training course (Survival Escape Evasion and Resistance) made his way to “friendly lines” in 23 days.

6. Lucien Rivard

In 1965 Rivard scales a Montreal prison wall using a garden hose. He then disappeared, kind of. For several months police and various agencies tried to track down this elusive criminal.

Rivard in the meantime thumbed his nose at those who were trying to apprehend him, going so far as to even write a letter to the Priminister of Canada stating, “Life is short, you know. I don’t intend to be in jail for the rest of my life.”

5. The Maze

Considered by some to be escape proof, the Maze was designed to be one of the toughest prisons in Europe. With it’s imposing 15 foot walls and deadly security, it might well have been. What they did not take into account was the dedication and out of box thinking of the IRA.

Using weapons smuggled in (“ohhh look, it’s a MAC-10 in me Lucky Charms”) to the cell blocks most of the guards were taken hostage before they could raise the alarm. A mere five minute miscalculation in timing led to only 35 prisoners escaping.

4. John Dillinger

This notorious gangster once escaped from an “inescapable” county jail using a wittled wooden gun covered in black shoe polish.

Once news spread of this daring escape, enrollment in state woodshop programs tripled over night.

3. Truck Break

In 2009 one prisoner hung back just enough to get behind prison guards and crawl under a truck. He then rode to freedom and turned himself back in a couple of days later.

Why go through all of that trouble if you are just going to turn yourself in? It is my theory that he must have left the faucet on at home. A water bill after a 10-20 year stretch would be expensive to say the least.

2. Helicopter Escape

What do you do when two previous escape attempts using a helicopter fail? Try, try again I always say.

And so does Pascal Payet, who with three other prisoners hijacked a helicopter and flew it to freedom. The four have not been heard from since.

1. The Great Escape from Alcatraz

After making dummies of themselves to fool guards during night checks three prisoners made their way through air ducts dragging with them homemade rafts which they then put into the water and used to get a few miles to shore.

Frank Morris, John Anglin and Clarence Anglin were presumed drown, but no proof was ever put forward either way. The FBI still has them on the wanted list today, just in case.

Inmate escapes Issaquena Co. Jail

January 11, 2011

ISSAQUENA COUNTY, Miss. (WLBT) - The search continues Tuesday night for a State inmate who escaped overnight in Mayersville.

Terence Griffin, 22, managed to break out of the Issaquena County Regional Correctional Facility around midnight.

At the time of his escape, Griffin was wearing black and white striped pants and a white shirt with "MDOC Convict" printed on the back.

Griffin is serving a 15 year sentence for armed robbery in Hinds County.

If anyone have seen Terence Griffin, contact the Issaquena County Sheriff's Office, the Dept. of Corrections or local law enforcement.



Prison escapee arrested after 32 years

January 12, 2011
Associated Press/KABC

A prison escapee was arrested in Santa Barbara on Tuesday after 32 years on the run.

Nancy Garces, 56, escaped from the Chino women's prison in May 1979. She was serving time for credit card forgery.

Garces was arrested at the Santa Barbara train depot after police received a tip. It is not known why Garces was in Santa Barbara.

She had been living in New Mexico under an alias.

Inmate found in Canada 16 years after escape from South Dakota prison

January 12, 2011
Andrea J. Cook

The only person on South Dakota’s most wanted prison escapee list turned himself in to Canadian authorities this week, ending 16 years on the run.

Clifford Laframboise was 20 years old when he was sentenced in 1988 to 18 years in prison for first-degree burglary in Pennington County. He received a 10-year concurrent sentence for third-degree burglary at the same time.

The Canadian-born Laframboise had less than eight years to serve in prison when he walked away from the South Dakota State Penitentiary Jameson Annex on Dec. 26, 1994.

According to Canadian news sources, Laframboise, 42, also known as Clifford Thomas, had contact with Manitoba police twice last year – once for speeding and a second time through a Royal Canadian Mounted Police investigation.

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation reported that Laframboise is facing Canadian criminal charges committing an indecent act and sexual assault related to incidents that occurred between 2008 and 2010.

Laframboise was free on a $1,000 bond when Canadian authorities used his driver’s license photo to connect him with a South Dakota wanted poster.

Laframboise turned himself in on Monday after police contacted him, according to the Winnipeg Free Press.

The extradition process could take several years, according to the Free Press.

When he returns, Laframboise will have to serve the remainder of his sentence. He will also face an escape charge.


Inmate Escapes Hondo Jail On Tractor

Tony Steve Requeno Was Serving 8-Year Agg. Robbery Sentence

January 25, 2011

HONDO, Texas -- Officials with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice are searching for an inmate who escaped from the Torres Unit in Hondo on Tuesday afternoon.

Officials said Tony Steve Requeno, 31, was serving an eight-year sentence for aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon.

Requeno is described as being 5-feet 10-inches tall and weighing 165 pounds.

Officials said Requeno was last seen around 3 p.m. Tuesday working in the unit's garden on a tractor.

Officers discovered both he and the tractor to be missing at 4 p.m. The tractor was later recovered.

Anyone who believes they have seen Requeno is asked to call their local law enforcement authorities, or they may call the TDCJ Office of Inspector General's toll-free hotline at 1-866-372-8329.

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Inmate who escaped Hondo prison back in custody

January 26, 2011

A Texas Department of Criminal Justice inmate who escaped from the Torres Unit in Hondo on Tuesday afternoon was back in custody Wednesday morning, according to a news release from the department.

Tony Steve Requeno, 31, was arrested about five miles from the unit by deputies with the Medina County Sheriff's Office.

Requeno had last been seen working on a tractor at about 3 p.m. Tuesday when he vanished. Officers later discovered the tractor but no sign of Requeno.

Deputies received a call at about 7:20 a.m. Wednesday from a citizen who had spotted a man walking down a nearby road. Requeno was taken into custody and will be arraigned on felony escape charges, officials said.

Requeno is serving an eight-year sentence for aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon in Harris County.





Escaped Inmate Captured In Moore County

An inmate who escaped from the Morrison Correctional Institution in Hoffman has been captured.

Keith Sharod Moore
, 21, escaped from the minimum-security unit Jan. 14.

Department of Corrections Officers
found Moore after following leads to his whereabouts in the Aberdeen/Southern Pines area.

Around 7 p.m. Monday, officers spotted Moore on foot and took him into custody. 

was serving 8-10 months for possessing stolen goods. He entered prison in November 2010 after being convicted in Caldwell County.   

He will now face charges for escape and other crimes he may have committed while on the run.


Prison Escapee Sent To NM On Murder Charges

January 29, 2011

KINGMAN, Ariz. -- An inmate who escaped an Arizona prison last summer and went on a crime spree was taken to New Mexico on Saturday to face capital murder charges, the U.S. Marshals Service said.

Tracy Province, 42, was flown from Kingman, Ariz., to Albuquerque. He was sentenced in Kingman on Friday to more than 38 years in prison on charges of escape, kidnapping, armed robbery, aggravated assault and weapons misconduct stemming from crimes in Arizona after his escape.

The sentencing cleared the way for him to be sent to New Mexico to face the murder charges in the deaths of Gary and Linda Haas of Tecumseh, Okla.

Authorities said Province, John McCluskey and Daniel Renwick escaped from a medium-security prison in Kingman on July 30. Authorities said McCluskey's fiancee and cousin, Casslyn Welch, helped the men by throwing cutting tools over the prison's perimeter fence, allowing them to flee into the desert.

The escape sparked a nationwide hunt, and all four were recaptured within three weeks.

Province, McCluskey and Welch all face capital murder and carjacking charges stemming from the Haas' killings.

New Mexico prosecutors have said Province, McCluskey and Welch targeted the Haases at an Interstate 40 rest stop because they had grown weary of traveling and sleeping in their car and wanted the couple's camping trailer. Authorities said the Haases were taken to a remote ranch near Colonias, N.M., where they were shot and the trailer was set on fire.

The Haases, both 61, were traveling to Pagosa Springs, Colo., for a camping trip.

Province's first court hearing in Albuquerque on the murder and carjacking charges is on Wednesday.

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Inmate gets 38 years in prison for Ariz. escape

The Associated Press

KINGMAN, Ariz. - A judge on Friday sentenced an inmate who escaped from a state prison near Kingman last summer to more than 38 years in prison, but acknowledged the punishment meant little for a man already serving life for prior crimes.

Tracy Province pleaded guilty this month to state felony charges of escape, kidnapping, armed robbery, aggravated assault and misconduct with weapons. His sentencing clears the way for him to be sent to New Mexico, where he faces capital murder and carjacking charges in the deaths of an Oklahoma couple.

He walked into the courtroom for the sentencing smiling and nodded to a U.S. marshal's officer he recognized in the back row from a previous transport.

"Long way from Wyoming," Province said, referring to the state where he was captured without incident on Aug. 9, a day after he dropped by for Sunday services at a church and was recognized by a woman who chatted with him.

He already was serving a life sentence for murder and robbery when he and two others escaped from the medium-security prison in Arizona on July 30. Authorities alleged Casslyn Welch aided the men by throwing cutting tools over the prison's perimeter fence, allowing them to flee into the desert.

"Tracy understands that any sentence the court gives him is not going to make a difference," said Province's attorney Ron Gilleo.

But prosecutor Victoria Stazio said the sentence mattered to two semi-truck drivers "who unfortunately crossed paths with Mr. Province and his accomplices," and did not know whether they would live or die. Authorities have said Province, fellow convict John McCluskey and Welch took a vote and decided to spare the truck drivers' lives, leaving them in Flagstaff and continuing south.

Province, who appeared carefree during the sentencing, said "You're welcome," in response to Stazio's comment. He and Welch were the dissenting votes.

Mohave County Judge Steven Conn ordered Province released to the state Department of Corrections, but said that wouldn't prevent authorities from taking him to Albuquerque, N.M., where he was scheduled for arraignment on Feb. 2.


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State Prisoner walks away from Beacon Hill work program

February 4, 2011
Andrew Ryan
Globe Metro Desk

A State Prisoner, participating in a work release program at the John W. McCormack state office building on Beacon Hill, apparently walked into the State House and then fled from custody, officials said today.

Milton L. Walker, 39, was last seen at the State House at 9:11 a.m. today, according to State Police. Law enforcement agencies from the area, including the Department of Correction apprehension unit, are now searching for the former Dedham resident.

DOC spokeswoman Diane Wiffin said today that Walker was assigned to the work-release program at the McCormack building on Ashburton Place and was accounted for at the 9 a.m. head count.








But, she said, he then asked to use the restroom, and “did not return.’’ She said the DOC does not operate a program for inmates at the State House.

Walker is serving a maximum of three years and six months in state prison for a July 2010 conviction in Essex Superior Court for motor vehicle theft, larceny under $250 and breaking and entering with intent to commit a misdemeanor, Wiffin said.

He has been assigned to the Boston Pre-Release center in Roslindale, a minimum security facility, Wiffin said. He is eligible for parole on Feb. 11, 2013, she said.

If he his captured, Wiffin said the DOC will ask Suffolk prosecutors to charge him with escape, and if convicted, his time behind bars could be increased.


Work crew prisoner escapes

February 8, 2011
By Cathy Wilson
The Perquimans Weekly

Law enforcement officials were searching the Winfall area today for a prison inmate who apparently walked away from a work detail at the N.C. Department of Transportation shop on U.S. Highway 17.

North Carolina Department of Corrections officials have identified the inmate as George Johnson, 38.

Perquimans Sheriff Eric Tilley said the inmate reportedly told authorities he was going to use the bathroom near the shop about 10:45 a.m., but he never returned.

Tilley said correctional officers and bloodhounds were called in to search the area. Officers were searching the actual DOT shop area at lunchtime today.

Hertford Police Chief Joe Amos said the missing inmate is described as a white male wearing a green uniform, and stands 5 feet, 9 inches tall, and has sandy hair and blue eyes.

Johnson, originally from Washington state, was serving a six-to-eight month sentence for speeding to elude arrest and receiving a stolen vehicle. Both offenses were committed in Johnston County, a DOC official said.

Members of the Perquimans Sheriff’s Department, Winfall Police Department, and Hertford Police Department were assisting in the search.

Officer at center of "Bucky" escape gets job back

February 8, 2011
Luke Moretti
Eli George

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - The corrections officer at the center of Ralph "Bucky" Phillips escape form the Alden Correctional Facility has gotten his job back.

David Padilla was fired by the Erie County Sheriff's office in September 2006. But now an arbitrator says it was not for just cause, and that he must be reinstated to employment.

Padilla's termination followed the escape of Ralph "Bucky" Phillips. At the time, the sheriff's office said an alarm went off and was ignored. Padilla was working in the control room the day of the escape.

Padilla's attorney, Robert Boreanaz, said, "For the county, when they fired David Padilla to suggest that he ignored an alarm was irresponsible."

Inmate Escapes From Bledsoe County Prison

Associated Press

An inmate has slipped away from a State Prison while working on the property as a trusty.

The Tennessee Department of Correction said in a news release Monday that Garland Godsey disappeared Sunday afternoon from the grounds of the Southeastern Tennessee Regional Correctional Facility in Bledsoe County.

The 44-year-old Godsey was serving a 25-year sentence on a

second-degree murder conviction in Cumberland County. His sentence would have expired in 2018.

The department is seeking public tips in finding Godsey.

Inmate Escapes From Perquimans Co. Work Detail (North Carolina)

February 8, 2011

Lawmen are looking for a State Prison inmate who they ran away from a work assignment this morning.

George Johnson was last seen at the State D.O.T. maintenance yard in Winfall, that's in Perquimans County.

The 38-year-old Johnson was convicted in Johnston County for speeding to elude arrest and receiving a stolen vehicle. He was sentenced to six to eight months in prison and was assigned to the minimum security unit at Pasquotank Correctional Institution in Elizabeth City. He was scheduled for release June 28th.

Anyone with information about Johnson's whereabouts should call local police or Pasquotank Correctional Institution at 252-331-4881.


Inmate beats Prison Guard, escapes Pascagoula facility

February 17, 2011

PASCAGOULA -- A search was continuing Thursday night for a Forrest County convict who escaped from the Pascagoula Restitution Center after beating a guard there, Mississippi Department of Corrections officials said.

Just after midnight Thursday, Eric Daniel Coggins, 27, beat the guard with a cell-phone charger and fled. He had served a year for vehicle burglary and was under supervision at the Kenneth Avenue center while he paid court costs and fines related to that charge. He is considered dangerous.

MDOC official Tara Booth said the injured guard is expected to recover. He was not identified.

Coggins is 5 feet, 9 inches and 130 pounds with a medium build, brown eyes and brown hair. He has tattoos on his neck, chest, back and arms.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call MDOC at 662-745-6611 or 601-573-5613 or their local law enforcement agency. All calls are confidential.

Officials warn that anyone who sees Coggins should not approach him but call authorities instead.


Inmate Escapes From Kern Valley State Prison

March 1, 2011

DELANO, Calif. -- The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said a man escaped from the Kern Valley State Prison Tuesday.

Around 11:45 a.m., inmate Miguel Jaime Jr., 23, was reported missing.

An emergency count was called and at 12:15 p.m. it was confirmed that Jaime had escaped.

The institution activated the emergency operations, escape pursuit plan in an effort to locate Jaime.

Jaime is described as Hispanic, 5 feet 4 inches tall, weighing 145 pounds with short black hair and brown eyes.

Jaime has a tattoo on his upper lip, a W on his left cheek and tattoos on top of his head and neck.

He was incarcerated from Kern County on Sept. 17, and is serving a two-year, four-month sentence for the manufacturing, sale and possession of a weapon.

He served time previously for robbery and burglary.

Jaime arrived at KVSP on Jan. 21.

Anyone with any information on the whereabouts of inmate Jaime is should contact Lt. Jeff Smith at 661-721-6314 or their local law enforcement agency.

KVSP is a Level IV institution which also houses a Level I Minimum Support Facility. Approximately 4,700 inmates are incarcerated at KVSP.

Prisoner escapes after throwing chili powder on constable

This is from India....interesting escape "technique".
                           Sergeant Sandvig 

March 2, 2011

Kolkata, India: Two prisoners convicted for murder in West Bengal's Howrah district tried to escape from the court premises after throwing chilli powder in the eyes of the escorting constable. While one of them was caught, the other escaped, police said Wednesday.

Santosh Sharma and Birbal Mahato Tuesday threw chilli powder in constable Suresh Chandra Dutta's face and ran, wearing their handcuffs. While Mahato escaped through the unfenced area of the court, Sharma, who ran towards the main gate, landed in front of the security guard, who caught him," Howrah Police Superintendent H.K. Kusumakar said.

Both were serving terms in Presidency Correctional Home here for murdering a business man in 2005. They were presented before Howrah's second judicial magistrate's court Tuesday for a hearing in other pending cases against them, police said.

The constable was escorting them back to the court's lock-up when they tried to escape.



Truck used by escaped Texas prisoner found

Inmate Escapes on Blount and Marshall County Line

March 12, 2011
Mike Brown

Marshall County, AL - The Alabama Department of Corrections is sounding the alarm after a prison inmate working on a road crew ran off on Tuesday.

40 year old William Carter Gron was last seen working with an 8 man crew near the intersection of US 231 and Hwy 79 close to the Blount County / Marshall County line.  He was wearing a white inmate uniform when he disappeared.

Gron was sentenced to a 16 year prison term for a Theft of Property case in Baldwin County five years ago.  If you have seen Gron, call 911.

2 escapees from La. Prison being held in Tenn.

March 15, 2011
Associated Press

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Two prisoners from Louisiana who were captured in Memphis after evading authorities for 10 days are being held on an escape charge.

Authorities say 33-year-old Darian "Drake" Pierce and 36-year-old Ricky Wedgeworth carjacked and killed an Ohio businessman while they were on the run. Both made initial appearances in federal court Tuesday.

In addition to the escape charge, they face charges in at least three other states.

They were arrested a day earlier after crashing a vehicle in a busy southeast Memphis intersection.

Police say they stole a government truck in Jackson, Tenn., on Monday and fled. They were later spotted by police in Olive Branch, Miss., and were pursued into the Memphis area.

Fugitive Texas Prisoner Found in Omaha
Omaha, Neb.

March 15, 2011
Associated Press

A fugitive Texas prison inmate has been captured in Omaha, Neb., five days after his escape from a state prison.

A statement posted on the Texas Department of Criminal Justice website says federal marshals captured 27-year David Puckett Monday night at a female friend's apartment.

The statement says Puckett jumped from a second-story window in a failed bid to elude the marshals but was not injured.

Puckett is believed to have suffered cuts and wounds to his upper body while scaling a fence with razor wire during his escape from the Stiles Unit in Beaumont on Wednesday evening.

Puckett was serving 30 years for aggravated assault of a police officer in Lavaca County, about midway between Houston and Corpus Christi. He has been in the prison system since February 2002.

Escaped Hoke County prisoner still at large

March 21, 2011
Michael Futch

RAEFORD - An inmate who escaped Sunday from a minimum-custody Hoke County prison remained at large on Monday.

William Robert Emory, 37, was serving a two-year, three-month sentence for obtaining property by false pretense at Hoke Correctional Institution, which is on N.C. 211 at McCain.

"He's still at large, and we're still searching," said prison Superintendent Lynn Summers. "None of our leads have panned out."

Emory, who is not a felon, is not considered dangerous, Summers said.

He breached the fence of the prison about 3:45 p.m. Sunday, Summers said, before being picked up in a vehicle.

Emory is from the Raleigh-Apex area, and initial information indicated that he was heading in that direction.

Authorities have talked to the driver of the car who helped Emory escape, according to Summers.

"We know who picked him up," he said. "... We are bringing charges against him."

Summers declined to give the man's name.

"We have been dealing with him since the escape," Summers said.

Because Emory is serving time for a misdemeanor, he would receive a misdemeanor escape charge following his arrest.

"I don't think it would be more than six months" added to his current sentence, Summers said.

Emory was scheduled for release on May 30.

The N.C. Department of Correction lists Emory with a long criminal history, including fraud, forgery and larceny convictions dating back to 1991.

He has been serving time on this latest conviction since April 2, 2009. He arrived at the Hoke facility on Dec. 2, 2010.

Emory has a previous prison escape from 1998.

"We're certainly going to do everything we can to apprehend him," Summers said. "We're pursuing that."

Officers searching for escaped prisoner

March 28, 2011

A 25-year-old fugitive from state prison is on the loose, apparently in Richland County.

Travis Wardlaw, 6-3, 214 pounds, escaped from Broad River Correctional Facility late Monday afternoon.

The man was serving time on charges of assault and battery with intent to kill.

SLED and Richland County sheriff’s deputies are searching for the man.

Officers searching for escaped prisoner

March 28, 2011

North Carolina - A 25-year-old fugitive from state prison is on the loose, apparently in Richland County.

Travis Wardlaw, 6-3, 214 pounds, escaped from Broad River Correctional Facility late Monday afternoon.

The man was serving time on charges of assault and battery with intent to kill.

SLED and Richland County sheriff’s deputies are searching for the man.

Inmates On The Loose, Escaped Through A Fence

EL PASO, Texas -- A manhunt is under way for one of three federal prisoners who escaped from the Luna County Detention Center in Deming.


The Associated Press, citing the U.S. Marshals Service, says the inmates apparently escaped through a hole in the fence surrounding the jail Sunday evening.


A U.S. Customs and Border Protection helicopter crew spotted two of the men at about dawn on Monday and they were taken into custody.


Multiple law enforcement agencies are still searching for the third suspect. He is identified as 30-year-old Mario Martinez-Rios.


He was being held on charges of entering the U.S. illegally.
Great Falls inmate escapes from Montana State Prison

April 19, 2011

Steven Dale Robb of Great Falls, an inmate at the Montana State Prison in Deer Lodge, escaped on Tuesday morning.

Robb drove away in a prison-owned vehicle, a blue flatbed truck with license plate number MSP344.

"It's not unusual. They drive in a prison vehicle and work on the ranch, and we believe he took off in that vehicle," Moodry said Tuesday morning.

Robb lived in the work re-entry center on the prison property and was working outside of the fenced area on Tuesday morning, Moodry said.

Robb has been convicted several times for crimes in Cascade County, including aggravated felony assault, burglary, criminal distribution of dangerous drugs, and theft.

According to the Montana Department of Corrections, Robb is 47 years old, white, stands 5'11", weighs 180 pounds, has brown hair and green eyes, and numerous tattoos, including a Tasmanian devil, flowers, a knife, blood drops, a cross, a castle, and a unicorn.

If you have any information about Robb's location or activities, call your local law enforcement agency or 911.

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