Inmate gets 2 more years for escape

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Posted: Sep 11, 2010 11:51 AM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: inmate, escape, Louisiana State Penitentiary

An inmate at the Louisiana State Penitentiary who escaped and stayed on the run for four days last year has had two years tacked to his life sentence.

The Advocate reported that 46-year-old Henry Smith pleaded guilty Thursday in St. Francisville to simple escape. Smith walked off the prison grounds on Sept. 10, 2009. He was captured four days later

Smith had been a trusty assigned to pick up trash along prison roads.

He has spent his entire adult life in prison for killing a man in Jefferson Parish during an attempted robbery.

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