Inmates in a federal prison were recently charged with escape when they were caught running back to their prison.
You’d think that someone who’d gone to the effort to escape from prison wouldn’t return as a matter of course. Yet that’s exactly what inmates in a federal prison in Jefferson County, Texas were regularly doing as reported here.
Inmates would dash out of the prison to pick up contraband from a passing car and return with duffel bags full of alcohol, cigarettes, packaged snacks, fruit, “home-cooked food” and a bit of marijuana. Nothing was mentioned about making it tougher for inmates to continue unscheduled leaves of absence.
Then too, is it really an escape if you’ve always planned to return to custody after your shopping trip?