Several inmates escape from a federal prison camp in Virginia.
Published on 19.6.2022
Four inmates escaped from a federal prison camp in Hopewell, Virginia. Corey Branch, Tavares Graham, Lamonte Willis and Kareem Allen Shaw disappeared from minimum security federal prison at 1:45 a.m.
From OANN : Branch is serving a 13-year sentence for intent to distribute fentanyl and felon in possession of a firearm. Graham is serving a 10-year sentence for possession with intent to distribute cocaine and possession of a firearm. Willis is serving an 18-year sentence for possession and receiving of a stolen firearm and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Shaw is serving a 16-year sentence for conspiring to sell heroin.
The facility had 185 prisoners, and authorities have not disclosed how the four men escaped.
In recent years, the Federal Bureau of Prisons has come under fire for overly lax prison conditions in similar federal prison camps, in which doors are often unlocked and security cameras are useless.
Officials said the inmates left the prison on foot, and the FBI and the U.S. Marshals Service were notified. In the meantime, an internal investigation has been opened.