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Inquest after Md. inmates's escape

Maryland prison officials say staff members' failure to follow the rules may have led to the escape last week of a convicted armed robber from the Maryland Correctional Institution near Hagerstown.

The Division of Correction said Tuesday it is reviewing the actions of several employees as it investigates the escape Friday of 51-year-old Dominic Webster from the medium-security prison. Webster was recaptured six hours later.

The agency says there is no evidence that any employee or inmate deliberately aided in the escape.

The agency says Webster had complained of illness Friday morning while working inside the prison fence and asked to return to his housing unit. Instead, Webster was somehow able to reach an off-limits area and escape.

-- Associated Press

By Washington Post Editors  |  August 4, 2010; 8:10 AM ET
Categories:  Maryland , Prison Beat , Updates  
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