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Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Iowa Governor Disciplines Prison Staff Following Escapes

From (Johnston, Iowa--AP): "Gov. Tom Vilsack said he removed the warden of a prison where two inmates escaped last week by using a homemade grappling hook...Vilsack said seven prison employees now have been disciplined over the escape of Joseph Legendre, 27, and Martin Moon, 34. He blamed the escape on a significant breach of security and said there had been no head count in the prison section where the two men worked...The inmates used a rope fashioned from upholstery webbing and homemade grappling hook to scale a 30-foot wall at the prison in Fort Madison. Both men were recaptured late last week — one in Illinois and the other in Missouri."[Mark Godsey]

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