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Jackson Man Sentenced for Escape from Federal Custody

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Mississippi

Jackson, Miss. –  A Jackson man was sentenced to serve 11 months in federal prison, to run consecutive to a prior federal felony sentence, for escape from federal custody, announced U.S. Attorney Darren J. LaMarca.

According to court documents, on or about January 19, 2022, Henry Steverson, 51, failed to report to a halfway house in Jackson as a condition of his pending release from federal custody with the Bureau of Prisons.  Steverson had been serving a prior federal felony conviction for drug distribution when he failed to report to the halfway house.  His failure to report resulted in his classification as an escapee from federal custody.

The United States Marshal’s Service investigated the case.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Lynn Murray prosecuted the case.

Updated June 9, 2022