- Associated Press - Friday, September 19, 2014

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - An inmate who enjoyed two days of freedom after fleeing a minimum security work detail in Cranston faces the possibility of spending 20 years in prison.

WPRI reports (bit.ly/1salDyx) that the attorney general’s office said Keurys Pena faces the possibility of 20 years behind bars because violations of work details, which rely partly on the honor system, are treated more harshly than ordinary escapes.

No plea was entered for the 25-year-old Pena in court Thursday.

Pena, who also goes by Michael Santana, was serving four and a half years for breaking and entering a home in 2012.

He was captured Wednesday in Providence.

State prison officials are reviewing the circumstances surrounding Pena’s escape and procedures for minimum security prisoners assigned to work details.


Information from: WPRI-TV, https://www.wpri.com

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