Authorities are still searching for an inmate who escaped from a satellite camp at the Leavenworth Penitentiary, according to a statement from the U.S. Bureau of Prisons. The escape was discovered on November 10 when 50-year-old James Thompson was found to be missing.
Thompson is described as a white male with brown hair and brown eyes, standing at 6-foot-2 and weighing approximately 202 pounds. The U.S. Marshals and the FBI have been notified of his escape from the minimum security facility.
Thompson had been serving a sentence of 80 months in prison for mail fraud in the Northern District of Georgia. Efforts are underway to locate and apprehend him, but as of now, his whereabouts remain unknown.
Leavenworth Penitentiary is a high-security federal prison located in Leavenworth County. It houses inmates convicted of various crimes and employs strict security measures to prevent escapes. The satellite camp, where Thompson escaped from, is a minimum-security extension of the main facility.
Inmates at the satellite camp are typically considered to have a lower risk of violence or escape, but incidents like this highlight the ongoing challenge of maintaining security even in these types of facilities. The U.S. Bureau of Prisons, along with local law enforcement agencies, are working together to conduct a thorough search and investigation to ensure the safety of the public.
Anyone with information regarding James Thompson’s whereabouts is urged to contact the authorities immediately.