Woman Flees Md. Jail By Kicking Hole In Wall

OAKLAND, Md. (AP) — The Garrett County sheriff says an inmate escaped from jail by kicking a hole through a wall.

Sheriff Rob Corley explained on Friday how Alisa Shafer, 31, of Friendsville escaped Thursday afternoon. Deputies apprehended her that evening.

Corley says Shafer kicked a hole through the half-inch drywall of a bathroom to escape from a holding area into the jail lobby. He says neither cameras nor correctional officers observed her as she turned her black-and-white-striped jail outfit inside-out and fled.

Corley says blueprints for the holding area do not specify such flimsy material. He says the poor construction is inexcusable.

Shafer had been arrested earlier Thursday on a second-degree assault charge.

Corley says no employees were at fault in the episode.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  1. Kay says:

    Second jailbreak in four months?? Is this a Mayberry jail?? Was Barney sleeping…LOL

  2. SILLYMAN MICHAELS says:

    HAY OFFICERS STOP WATCHING OPRAH DURING WOKING HOURS

  3. andy botwin says:

    give her an A for effort

  4. Bullfrog says:

    What else is new, shoddy work from shoddy workmen. It comes as no surprise anymore that consumers are getting ripped off left and right, including but not limited to work for our cities, counties and states. Who ever did the work needs to be given a choice either do the job correctly or risk the embarrassment of having their company named in an article in the newspaper or face a lawsuit in court. This company absolutely knew that this work was being done for a jail, that should have made them think twice about pulling a fast one, (GREED) precedes common sense any day of the week! We the consumers should have the right to know the company that does such shoddy work, especially for a jail. If people would speak up when they get ripped off we as consumers could put them out of business as long as we know the name of the company.

    1. CO in MD says:

      They probably had illegal immigrants perform the work…Mexicans

  5. CO in Baltimore says:

    No matter how good the construction, inmates have 24 hours a day to think, think the inmate way. I personally work in a facility for MD DOC where none, ZERO percent of the cameras work in the dorms. There are blind spots where inmates can be assaulted, get tattoos, smoke whatever they have, and do whatever illegal activity they do. Also, the staff is constantly changing, no one person can vouch for the construction of any one building, not even the original MD penitentiary which is about 110 years old and still in use. I wonder how much lead paint ad asbestos is in there that the inmates and officers are exposed to. In fact the MD DOC system is a joke. Where I work, if we need to transfer an inmate to segregation (across our parking lot) we need to obtain a vehicle, guns, vests, and 3 piece restraints; just so we can make an illegal u-turn from our sally-port to the sally-port of MRDCC. For the cost of a van they can move a fence, so we can walk the inmate over. Also, graduates of the DOC academy are taught to use Mace, and sprayed then have to handcuff an “inmate”, yet we are not issued mace, just a radio and cuffs. Ever wonder why correctional officers are “burnt out”, try a schedule of 8 on 2 off seven on 4 off when everyone around you is a felon and probably conspiring to perform some form of illegal activity. Last time I checked, more frequent away time is better psychologically for the officers.

    Basically, when the State won’t fix the most basic technology, or purchase cell phone finders, officers get demoralized. It is really F-ed up when the inmates get to train on hundreds of new DELL computers while all the COs have to deal with paper. Oh, did I mention that only half the lights in some of the dorms in D-Block work, so even if the cameras worked we wouldn’t see what was going on anyway.

    I could go on for days, but that is enough for now.

    1. brightseer says:

      Thats why they call it work

  6. db says:

    Sure blame the contractor how about putting the blame on the officials that authorised the use of inferior material or the inspector who should have inspected it. Sounds to me like some Politician pocketed some extra cash for allowing HMMMMMM. That wouldn’t happen in Maryland would it?

  7. RDNKKKGRL says:

    I AGREE W/CO CRIMINALS HAVE ALL DAY TP PLAN AND SCEME AND THINK W/NOTHING ELSE TO DO THEY HAVE PLENTY OF TIME ON THIER HANDS TO CREATE KAOS PLUS THERE LOCKED UP W/OTHER CRIMINALS IVE GOTTEN INTO MY SHARE OF TROUBLE GROWING UP AND YES I HAVE BEEN LOCKED UP AND I LEARNED MORE IN JAIL THEN I EVER DID OUT ON THE STREET THATS Y I THANK GOD EVERY DAY THAT I MAY NOT B WHAT I WANNA B BUT I SURE AS HECK AINT WAT I USED TO B…THANK GOD!!!………………….OH N BY THE WAY THEY SHOULD HAVE CALLED ANGIE ON ANGIES LIST B4 THEY DID THE WORK…LOL!!!

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