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Looking for Answers after the Escape of Two Convicted Killers

Looking for Answers after the Escape of Two Convicted Killers



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Andrew Adams, KSL NewsradioTwo escaped killers are back behind bars, but their escape is sparking questions. Corrections officials are asking what mistakes were made that allowed the inmates to get away in the first place.

They say this isn't the time to point fingers. They want to look at everybody and their responsibilities to figure out what went wrong.

Utah Department of Corrections Director Tom Patterson said, "All of have us have to look closely at what we could have done differently. The Department of Corrections could have done things differently. We feel like the sheriff's office and Daggett County Jail could have done things differently."

Patterson says it's not uncommon for these kinds of inmates to be sent to county jails because of issues like overcrowding. There are currently 89 inmates convicted on murder-related charges doing time in jails statewide.

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