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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Massachusetts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, December 16, 2013

Man Charged For Escape From Coolidge House

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BOSTON - A Providence man was charged today with escaping from a halfway house.

Jason Shepard, 34, was indicted with escape from the Coolidge House. Coolidge House is a residential reentry center in Boston that assists incarcerated individuals successfully transition to the community after they are released. Shepard was confined there in connection with his federal conviction for being a felon in possession of a firearm.

If convicted, Shepard faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison, three years of supervised release and a $250,000 fine.

United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz and John Gibbons, U.S. Marshal of the U. S. Marshals Service, District of Massachusetts, made the announcement today. The case is being prosecuted by Ortiz’s Major Crimes Unit.

The details contained in the indictment are allegations. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

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Updated December 15, 2014