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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, March 14, 2019

Boston Man Sentenced For Escaping Re-Entry Center

BOSTON - A Boston man was sentenced on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, in federal court in Boston for escaping from a residential re-entry center where he was finishing the remainder of a 100 month sentence.

James Jones, 45, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Chief Judge Patti Saris to 12 months and one day in prison to be served consecutive to his current federal sentence on an unrelated federal drug conviction. In December 2018, Jones pleaded guilty to one count of escape.

In April 2012, Jones was sentenced in federal court in Boston to 100 months in prison for a drug distribution conviction. On March 7, 2018, Jones was transferred from a correctional institution in New Jersey to a residential re-entry center in Boston to serve the remainder of his sentence. On July 10, 2018, Jones signed out of the re-entry center on an approved overnight work pass and was scheduled to return on July 11, 2018, but he failed to return. He was captured 77 days later by the United States Marshals Service.

United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling and John Gibbons, United States Marshal for the District of Massachusetts, made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Suzanne Sullivan Jacobus of Lelling’s Major Crimes Unit prosecuted the case.

 

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Updated March 14, 2019