Twenty-Nine Inmates Have Escaped From Federal Prison Camps in the Past 18 Months Amid Lax Security

Twenty-nine inmates have escaped from minimum security federal prison camps over the past 18 months, according to an investigative news report release Friday.

The report by the Associated Press also face that roughly half of the escapees have not been caught.

In some facilities, there are no metal detectors or gates to keep inmates inside, doors are left unlocked and security cameras are broken.

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Hiring shortages at the Bureau of Prisons is a contributing factor to such problems or lapses, with some facilities reportedly having to ask cooks, nurses and maintenance employees to double as guards.


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