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Correctional officer involved in prison breakout attempt out of hospital

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. - One of the prison employees who was recovering in the hospital from last week's prison escape attempt was released on Tuesday.

Correctional officer George Midgett, who was injured in the Oct. 12 failed inmate escape attempt at Pasquotank Correctional Institution, was released from Sentara Norfolk General Hospital Tuesday night. Two other prison employees, correctional officer Wendy Shannon and maintenance worker Geoffrey Howe remain at the hospital, according to N.C. Department of Public Safety Communications Officer Jerry Higgins.

Correctional officer Justin Smith and Correction Enterprises Manager Veronica Darden were killed by inmates in the escape attempt. Ten other prison employees were treated and released. The facility remains on lockdown.

 


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