Investigation into attempted escape continues
Investigators have released more about the escape attempt last month at the Mount Olive Correctional Complex. Three men serving time for murder stuffed blankets and pillows into their beds to make it look like they were sleeping, and those doing head counts the night of July 17 were fooled. That's created an effort to reinforce prison policy to ensure that correctional officers see inmates physically before counting them. A later headcount showed the inmates missing, and they were discovered outside on the facitlity grounds a few minutes later. The internal investigation is almost complete, and may raise more questions about prison overcrowding and adequate staffing.