Prison officials dismissed after inmate escape
BATON ROUGE - Authorities say one prison official has been fired and another has resigned in lieu of termination in the wake of a convicted killer escaping last month from the Louisiana Correctional Institute for Women in St. Gabriel.
Angela Whittaker, assistant to the secretary of the state Department of Public Safety and Corrections, tells The Advocate officials determined that a "supervision issue" contributed to the Jan. 1 escape of 33-year-old Keana Barnes.
Barnes had been serving a 25-year manslaughter sentence for killing two men.
Whittaker was not authorized Monday to release the names of the officers held responsible, but said one was a sergeant and the other a cadet.
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