1994 escapee's release delayed due to housing trouble

November 28, 2017 05:59 PM

A notorious 1994 escapee remains in custody because he does not yet have approved housing. That's according to a statement from the state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision.

Joel O'Keefe escaped from state police in 1994. The two-week manhunt for him made him both notorious and a cult figure.

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He's served more than 23 years in prison and was eligible for conditional release on Saturday.    

Trust NewsChannel 13 to let you know as soon as a new release date is set.


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