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Records detail how inmate walked out of McNeil prison

Post by News Tribune Staff on March 18, 2009 at 6:22 am with No Comments »
March 18, 2009 6:22 am

Here’s a link to the report that underlies my story on a near-escape from McNeil Island prison in December.

The 13-page document shows how offender Donald Dravis made it onto the outbound ferry by telling a corrections officer he was a worker who had left his ID in his truck.

An outside review team found that escape protocols weren’t followed and raised questions about a use-of-force incident that happened once they had Dravis back in custody — In the words of the report: “Upon being escorted into the gate house, Offender Dravis was placed against staff mailboxes while escorting officers awaited instructions from the Lieutenant and Shift Sergeant. Offender Dravis tensed and shifted his weight at which time he was escorted to the ground.”

No decision about staff discipline have been made.

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