Prison Shake Up

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Two guards have been fired and a supervisor has resigned after the October escape of two inmates serving life sentences for murder at the East Mississippi Correctional Facility.

Mississippi Corrections Commissioner Chris Epps said guard Tomeka Brown was fired for providing transportation from the Mississippi/Alabama line to Tuscaloosa for escaped inmates Gregory
Malone and Christopher Roy.

Malone and Roy fled October 17th and were captured about 24 hours later at a hotel in Northport.

Epps said Brown apparently had a personal relationship with Malone.

Brown, who was indicted last month, is charged with aiding an abetting the inmates. She is free on a 100-thousand dollar bond.

Malone and Roy both have been indicted for escape. Authorities said the two inmates used a saw blade to cut their way out of the facility.

Epps said another guard was fired after an investigation determined she had not physically counted inmates to ensure they were in the cells.


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