Saturday, April 30, 2022

Did an Alabama corrections officer help a suspect facing the death penalty escape from custody?


authorities are searching for a sheriff's office employee and an inmate who went missing on their way to the courthouse on Friday at around 9:30 a.m.

[The] Assistant Director of Corrections ... broke protocol when she escorted [the 6'9"] inmate ... from jail this morning to apparently take him to the courthouse ....

... two sworn deputies should have been with him at all times, including during transportation to court.

[The corrections officer] coordinates all transports from the detention center to court and therefore knew the protocol, the sheriff added.


When [the officer] escorted [the inmate] out of the jail, she told the guard she was going to drop him off at the court and then go seek medical attention because she wasn't feeling well.


Authorities didn't realize they were missing until several hours later.