Prison Workers Fired

TRION, Ga. (AP) -

Corrections Department spokeswoman Sharmelle Brooks says five
corrections officers and a lieutenant had been fired because of the
escape. And records show Warden Dale Herndon was suspended after
the incident.

Brooks said she did not know when they were fired or if they had
been replaced and also said she couldn't give their names.

Michael Tweedel and Johnny Mack Brown escaped through a fence at
the Chattooga County prison on Oct. 13.

Days later, a woman told authorities Brown took her hostage at
knifepoint and forced her to drive him to northeast Georgia, where
he released her. He was captured weeks later.
Tweedel remains at large.
Information from: Chattanooga Times Free Press,

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