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State Calling Back 100 Prisoners After Run on Jail Escapes

State Calling Back 100 Prisoners After Run on Jail Escapes



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Gov. Jon Huntsman says the state will take back 100 of its most dangerous inmates after a string of escapes at county jails.

Huntsman's announcement came after the latest breakout at Beaver County jail by a convicted rapist and kidnapper.

Joshua Brian Whallon used a blanket to scale a fence at the Beaver County jail. He spent a few hours on the run Sunday before being captured.

Whallon was the fourth state inmate to escape from a county jail since August.

State officials have finished a review of security lapses at county jails and will call back the 100 most violent offenders by the end of next week.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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