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2019

06

May

Escape at Lookout Mountain Youth Services Center, Colorado

May 6, 2019: Two juvenile detainees tied bed sheets together and used them to climb out of a second story window after being let out of their cells to use the bathroom. The juveniles were missing for several hours before guards noticed their absence.

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14

Apr

Escape at Maui Community Correctional Center, Hawaii

April 14, 2019: Two pretrial detainees kicked open a “termite-eaten” door while guards slept and escaped the prison. One of the prisoners, Barret “BJ” Paman, turned himself in to law enforcement later that day, stating that he escaped because the conditions at the prison were so bad. According to his lawyer, Paman, “voluntarily turned himself in as soon as he felt safe,” Parker said.

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25

Mar

Mass Escape at Nash County Detention Center, North Carolina

March 25, 2019: Five inmates identified a camera blind spot and escaped through a hole in the fence on Monday night.

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2018

17

Aug

Escape at Troup County Jail, Georgia

August 17, 2018: Two inmates escaped from Troup County Jail after climbing down a drainpipe.

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28

Jan

Attack on Guards at Youth Correctional Center, North Dakota

January 28, 2018: Four teenage detainees attacked guards and destroyed property in an alleged attempt to escape the facility.

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2017

28

Dec

Mass Escape from Boyd County Detention Center, Kentucky

December 28, 2017: Four prisoners escaped the detention center in the 10th escape from the facility since July, 2017 . Catlettsburg Police Chief Cameron Logan told WSAZ the prisoners changed their clothes before escaping and “followed the air conditioning duct to the roof and then jumped off.” He also stated that there are no cameras outside of the jail and some of cameras inside the jail were not working properly. The prisoners stole a truck parked a quarter mile from the facility.

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12

Oct

Uprising at Pasquotank Correctional Institution, North Carolina

October 12, 2017: Prisoners set fire to the “specialty sewing plant” of the prison and attempt to escape. Four prison employees are killed and several others injured.

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30

Jul

Four Prisoners Escape Boyd County Detention Center, Kentucky

July 30, 2017: Four prisoners escaped the detention center by exploiting a flaw in the building’s design. The last of the four prisoners was captured a month later.

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13

Jun

Attack on Guards and Escape From Transport Bus, Georgia

June 13, 2017: Two inmates escaped from a transport bus after overpowering a guard and using his gun to fatally shoot both prison guards on the bus.

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2016

25

Dec

Christmas Day Escape at Cocke County Jail Annex, Tennessee

December 25, 2016: Six inmates escaped early on Christmas day by removing a toilet from a wall and climbing through the hole.

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