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It seems that one Louisiana prison is having a hard time keeping their inmates from running off.  For the 2nd time in a week, an escape has been reported by a satellite camp near the United States Penitentiary (USP) Pollock near Pollock, Louisiana.

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These Escapes Are Happening at Louisiana's USP Pollock - a Minimum-Security Federal Prison Camp

According to the U.S. Bureau of Prisons, the penitentiary itself is a high-security lock-up for federal convicts, but just outside of that facility there is a minimum security satellite camp where lower-risk inmates are housed to complete their respective sentences.  Today, that security is a little less "minimum," after officials reported that 47-year-old inmate Michael Roy Reed (pictured above right) was the latest to give guards the slip and escape at around 7:30 this past Saturday morning.

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Louisiana Prison Escapee Michael Roy Reed Wasn't Scheduled For Release Until 2026

According to Fox News, Reed had been serving an 84-month sentence for unlawful transport of firearms and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon since 2019.  I guess 4 more years was too much for Reed.  He may have been inspired by a similar break-out at the same facility just one week earlier.

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Louisiana Prison Escapee Michael Roy Reed is the 2nd Prisoner in 7 Days to Escape This Prison

On Saturday, January 22nd at, Martin Carlos Carrasco reportedly escaped his confinement at USP Pollock.  According to KALB, prison officials noticed that 37-year-old Carrasco was missing around 5 p.m., and hasn't been seen since.  Carrasco was serving a 10 year sentence for conspiracy to possess 5 kilograms or more of cocaine with intent to distribute.

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If You See These 2 Louisiana Prison Escapees, Do You Know Who To Call?

Martin Carlos Carrasco is described as: A 37-year-old white man with black hair and brown eyes. He is five feet, seven inches tall and weighs around 185 pounds.  Michael Roy Reed is a 47-year-old white male with brown hair, hazel eyes, 5′7″ tall, weighing about 190 pounds.  If you see or hear of these two men, authorities urge you to call the U.S. Marshal's Office at (318) 473-7411.

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Security at Louisiana's USP Pollock Has Been Tightened Following These 2 Escapes in a Week

Following the 2 escapes, visits to USP Pollock have been suspended until further notice.

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