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‘Barefoot Bandit’ out of solitary confinement

SEATTLE — The youthful thief who led a two-year crime spree in stolen boats, cars and planes is out of solitary confinement.

The Washington Department of Corrections confirmed Thursday that Colton Harris-Moore was transferred from Walla Walla State Penitentiary to Stafford Creek Corrections Center in Aberdeen.

A spokesman said the 21-year-old known as the “Barefoot Bandit” had been in intensive management with death row inmates as soon as he began his sentence because he was a high-profile prisoner. He was placed Wednesday with the general population at Stafford Creek.

His lawyer, John Henry Browne, said Harris-Moore is enrolling in a GED program and will have better access to counseling at Stafford Creek as he serves his seven-year sentence.

• From wire dispatches and staff reports