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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of West Virginia

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Federal inmate pleads guilty to escape

Beckley, W.Va. – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced that a female inmate pled guilty yesterday in federal court in Beckley to escaping from a federal correctional facility.  Patricia Alfieri, 54, admitted that she escaped from the Federal Prison Camp at Alderson, a federal prison for women, on June 18, 2015.  Alfieri was captured in Lewisburg on June 28, 2015.  At the time of her escape, Alfieri was serving a 41-month sentence imposed by a federal court in New York for  mail fraud and making a false tax return.  As a result of her escape, Alfieri faces up to five additional years in prison when she is sentenced on November 18, 2015.

This case was investigated by the United States Marshal Service and the Federal Bureau of Prisons.  Assistant United States Attorney John File is handling the prosecution.

Updated August 13, 2015