Lookout Mountain Youth Services Center, Golden, Colorado
August 31, 2014

A juvenile detainee manipulated the faulty lock on his cell and escaped into the hallway where he beat a 65 year old prison guard with a pillow case full of rocks until the guard was unconscious. The juvenile then took the guards keys and released three other juveniles. The group of four escaped the facility and were arrested about seven hours later in Wheat Ridge, a municipality about 10 miles away from the prison.

Citations:

Attempted Murder Charges Possible For Teens In Jail Escape“, CBS Denver, September 2, 2014.

Security flaw remains in juvenile lockup“, Burlington Free Press, October 29, 2015.

9 News (KUSA) (@ilike9news). October 20, 2015. “It’s a video that’s very difficult to watch, even for hardened law enforcement officers.” [Facebook Post]. Accessed July 9, 2019.