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Vermont Felon Sentenced for Escaping Albany Halfway House

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of New York

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Keisha Richards, age 24, of Fair Haven, Vermont, was sentenced today to 8 months in jail for escaping from a federal halfway house. 


The announcement was made by Acting United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith and United States Marshal David L. McNulty.


Richards was ordered by the federal Bureau of Prisons to reside at the Horizon House Residential Reentry Center, a halfway house in Albany, as part of her sentence for a federal drug conviction in Vermont.  As part of her August 16, 2017 guilty plea, Richards admitted that she left the halfway house without permission on February 27, 2017, and did not return.  On April 11, 2017, Richards was arrested by the U.S. Marshals at a residence in Albany.


Richards will also serve a 3-year term of supervised release, to begin after her release from jail.


This case was investigated by the United States Marshals Service and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Emmet O’Hanlon.

Updated November 9, 2017