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CONCORD, N.H. – Eric Judkins, 34, formerly of Nashua, has been sentenced to serve 14 months in prison for escaping from the Hampshire House Residential Reentry Center in Manchester, announced Acting United States Attorney John J. Farley.
According to court documents and statements made in court, Judkins received a 210-month federal prison sentence in 2000 for a bank robbery he committed in New Hampshire. While serving the sentence in a federal prison in Pennsylvania, Judkins pleaded guilty to assaulting an inmate and received an additional 27-month prison sentence.
On June 13, 2017, Judkins was transferred from a federal prison in Kentucky to the Hampshire House, with an expected release date of April 8, 2018. With permission from the Hampshire House staff, Judkins left the facility on August 28, 2017, and was required to return before 4:30 p.m. He failed to return as required. On August 31, 2017, Judkins was arrested by Deputy United States Marshals and local law enforcement officers in Howard, Pennsylvania.
Judkins pled guilty to escaping from the Hampshire House on November 3, 2017.
The case was investigated by the United States Marshals Service and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert M. Kinsella.