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Inmate Sentenced To Additional Prison Time For Escaping From A Residential Reentry Center

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

Orlando, Florida – U.S. District Judge Wendy W. Berger has sentenced Winsdell Nowelin Lamb (35) to 18 months in federal prison for escape. The court also ordered Lamb to serve two years of supervised release following his prison term. Lamb’s sentence is to run concurrently to the sentence that he was serving when he escaped. Lamb had pleaded guilty on April 19, 2022.

According to court documents, in 2013, Lamb was sentenced to an eight-year prison term for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Lamb was completing that term at a Residential Reentry Center in the Middle District of Florida. In November 2020, Lamb escaped from the center and a criminal complaint and arrest warrant was issued immediately. Lamb was a fugitive until January 2022 when he was arrested by the Chicago Police Department on unrelated charges. Despite Lamb giving law enforcement a false name, his true identity was determined, and the U.S. Marshals Service returned Lamb to Orlando.  

This case was investigated by the United States Marshals Service. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney John Gardella.

Updated September 1, 2022