The Federal Bureau of Prisons issued a news release that four inmates are still on the run from the Federal Correctional Complex Petersburg, Virginia on Saturday. Inmates Corey Branch, 41, Tavares Lajuane Graham, 44, Lamonte Rashawn Willis, 30, and Kareem Allen Shaw, 46, were reported missing from the satellite camp at 1:45 A.M.
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The sentences for the escaped inmates were as follows:
Corey Branch: 160 months for intent to distribute fentanyl and felony possession of a firearm.
Tavares Lajuane Graham: 120 months for cocaine possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more, possession of 28 grams or more of cocaine base, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.
Lamonte Rashawn Willis: 216 months for possession and concealment of a stolen firearm and felony possession of a firearm.
Kareem Allen Shaw: 194 months for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a measurable quantity of heroin.
Officials say that an internal investigation has begun and the FBI and U.S. Marshals Service were notified.
The Federal Bureau of Prisons hasn’t said much more about the escape other than describing it as a “walk away.” The Federal Correctional Complex Petersburg, VA houses 675 total inmates. 185 of those inmates are housed at the satellite camp where the inmates escaped.
“Walk away” and “minimum-security.” Checks out.
A 2020 Statista report notes that 2,353 prison inmates escaped in 2018.