Guards didn’t properly operate the motion-detector alarms at a gate the inmate pried open with scissors and a belt buckle, investigators concluded Thursday.
A convicted killer who was captured in Indiana after escaping from an Ionia prison is continuing to fight efforts to return him to Michigan.
Michael Elliot said it took at least 30 minutes to escape and another hour to run to the city of Ionia. He said he jumped in the snow every time he saw a car.
Senator Glenn Anderson says scaling back perimeter patrols was “foolish” — security is weaker because food services have been privatized.
A convicted killer who made a brazen escape from a mid-Michigan prison on Sunday night has been captured in Indiana.
“It appears that he created a hole at the bottom of the two perimeter fences of the correctional facility and then crawled through those holes,” Marlan said.
Federal authorities have charged a Wayne County jail inmate with assisting the escape of another inmate by switching identity wristbands.
U.S. Marshals are still following active leads in the search for an escaped federal inmate who pulled off what may seem impossible.
Authorities say this is the second time Rocky Marquez has escaped jail by pretending to be someone else.
Authorities say Edwin Cota was found buried in August at the Brooks prison in Muskegon.