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Press Release

Boston Man Sentenced for Escaping from Custody

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Massachusetts

BOSTON – A Boston man was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Boston for escaping from custody at a Residential Reentry Center.


Sean Jones, 43, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton to 15 months in prison. On March 30, 2017, Jones pleaded guilty to one count of escape. 


In Feb. 2011, Jones was convicted in federal court of distributing cocaine and sentenced to eight years in prison. In August 2016, Jones was transferred from federal prison to a Residential Reentry Center, where he was to serve the remainder of his sentence until Feb. 25, 2017. On Oct. 8, 2016, Jones, who was allowed to sign out of the Center on a “common pass,” contacted the program to let them know he had fainted and was going to the hospital. Jones never returned to the program and was placed on escape status the following day. On Oct. 12, 2016, Jones was arrested by Transit Police in Boston and charged with drug possession, resisting arrest, and making threats. Jones was released on the state charges and taken into federal custody. 


Acting United States Attorney William D. Weinreb and U.S. Marshal John Gibbons of the District of Massachusetts made the announcement. Assistant U.S Attorney Nicholas A. Soivilien of Weinreb’s Major Crimes Unit prosecuted the case.  

Updated October 11, 2017