Third inmate escapes from Fort Supply prison in less than week
A recently sentenced man facing a seven-year prison sentence has escaped from the William S. Key Correctional Center in western Oklahoma. Aaron Morgan, 22, is the third inmate to escape from the prison in less than a week.
FORT SUPPLY — A man recently sentenced to seven years behind bars escaped Thursday afternoon from the William S. Key Correctional Center in western Oklahoma.
Aaron Morgan, 22, is the third inmate to escape from the prison in less than a week and the eighth so far this year, a prison official said.
Linda Eike, a prison spokeswoman, said guards noticed that Morgan was missing shortly after the 6 p.m. head count. She said prison guards count inmates about every two hours and that Morgan was present for the 3:30 p.m. count.
“We confirmed at 6:50 that he was gone,” she said. “I guess he didn't go to dinner.”
Eike said the escapee was recently sentenced to seven years but likely would've gotten out much sooner with good behavior.
The minimum-security William S. Key Correctional Center, situated roughly 15 miles northwest of Woodward in Fort Supply, is not a place for the state's most dangerous felons.
“We don't have a fence around our facility,” Eike said. “This place is supposed to be their way to go down in security, ... with the next stop community work release and then a halfway house.”
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