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2 fired after Md. prison escape

Maryland's state prison agency says it has fired two correctional officers and reprimanded a third for allowing an inmate to escape from the medium-security Maryland Correctional Institution near Hagerstown last month.

The Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services said Monday the two workers who were let go were probationary officers with less than a year on the job.

The agency says they allowed convicted armed robber Dominic Webster to enter an area normally off-limits to inmates. They also failed to notify a tier officer that Webster was supposedly returning to his cell because he felt ill.

The third officer, a three-year veteran, was reprimanded for not thoroughly searching the area from which Webster escaped July 30. The inmate was captured six hours later.

-- Associated Press

By Washington Post Editors  |  August 10, 2010; 7:49 AM ET
Categories:  Maryland , Prison Beat , Updates  
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