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Federal Inmate Sentenced For Escape

June 28, 2012

A Federal Bureau of Prisons inmate charged with escaping from the H Group half-way house facility in Marion, Illinois, was sentenced today in United States District Court in Benton to an additional 18 months in prison, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton announced today.

On November 28, 2011, Troy E. Stafford, 42, who was serving the final week of his 60 month sentence for threatening the President of the United States, left on foot after an argument with staff members over his housing assignment. He was subsequently arrested in Connecticut on December 23, 2011. Stafford pled guilty to the escape charge on March 23, 2012. The 18 month sentence was imposed consecutively to any undischarged term of imprisonment still existing from the sentence he was serving at the time of the escape.

In addition to the 18 month term of imprisonment, Stafford was ordered to pay a total of $300 in fines and special assessments and was placed on a 3 year term of supervised release to follow his incarceration.

The case was investigated by the United States Marshal’s Service and the United States Secret Service with the assistance of the New Haven, Connecticut, Police Department and the Connecticut State Police.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney James M. Cutchin.














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