Four prisoners, Corey Branch, Tavares Lajuane Graham, Lamonte Rashawn Willis, and Kareem Allen Shaw, broke out of a satellite camp at a federal prison in Virginia early on Saturday, June 18. When they didn’t show up at the Federal Correctional Complex at 1:45 a.m., the staff realized what was going on. US Marshals started a search right away because they thought the men might have just walked out of the low-security facility.

The bureau did not say how they got out of the camp, which holds 185 male criminals, or if they did it together. According to the New York Post, an internal investigation has been started, and the US Marshals Service, the FBI, and other law enforcement agencies have been told about it.

Virginia jail break

Virginia jail break

Description of the inmates

Based on information from the FBI, Corey Branch is a 41-year-old black man with black hair and brown eyes. He is about 5’8″ tall and weighs about 200 lbs. Tavares Lajuane Graham is a black man who is 44 years old. He is 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighs about 245 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes. Lamonte Rashawn Willis, who is 30 and black, has brown eyes, is 6’2″ tall, and weighs about 165 lbs. Kareem Allen Shaw, who is 46 and black, has black hair, brown eyes, and is 5’8″ tall. He is about 167 pounds.

Charges against the inmates

The Sun says that Corey was given a sentence of 160 months for having fentanyl with the intent to sell it and for having a gun while he was a felon. Graham got 120 months in prison for having 500 grams or more of cocaine and 28 grams or more of cocaine base with the intent to sell them and for having a gun to help with a drug trafficking crime. Willis, on the other hand, has been given a sentence of 216 months in prison for having and hiding a stolen gun and for having a gun while being a convicted felon. Shaw has been given a sentence of 194 months for conspiring to have heroin with the intent to sell it.

This is the latest example of a growing number of problems at low-security jails all over the United States. In mid-June of 2017, a report said that 29 people had gotten out of federal prisons across the US in the past 18 months. At one Texas jail, security was so lax that local police joked behind closed doors that the doors were always open.



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