Logan Hall Halfway House, Newark, New Jersey
October 29, 2012

When Hurricane Sandy hit the eastern seaboard, power failed at Logan Hall, a halfway house operated by the private corporation Community Education Centers, causing the locking mechanisms on the cells to fail. Dozens of male prisoners left their cells, destroyed prison property and allegedly threatened female prisoners and staff. 15 prisoners eventually escaped in one of the largest mass escapes in recent New Jersey history.

 

Citations:

As Storm Raged, 15 Fled New Jersey Halfway House“, The New York Times, November 11, 2012.

Inmates Leave Logan Hall During Hurricane Sandy“, Patch, October 30, 2012.

7 inmates escape from Newark halfway house during Hurricane, still at large“, The Star-Ledger, October 30, 2012.

Chris Christie Said Nothing About A Massive Inmate Escape During Sandy“, Business Insider, November 12, 2012.

 

Background:

As Escapees Stream Out, a Penal Business Thrives“, The New York Times, June 16, 2012.