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For Immediate Release

May 10, 2007

Contact: Jeff Lyons
Public Information Officer
Phone: 603-271-5602

Halfway House Inmate Walks Away

(Concord NH) The New Hampshire Department of Corrections announced that at 6:55 pm on Wednesday, May 9, 2007, minimum security inmate Francis Gay left the North End Halfway House in Concord for an approvedd community treatment meeting and failed to return. He was placed on escape status. NH State Police are leading the investigation.

Inmate Gay is serving 18-to-life for a second-degree homicide. He was admitted to the state prison in 1989 and was eligible for parole in June 2007 with an anticipated release date of July 2007.

He was approved to be in a halfway house because he had completed all the necessary programming and treatment to make him eligible to be there.

Inmate Gay is 43 years old and from Middleboro, Massachusetts.  He is 6 foot-4 inchess, 200 pounds, with hazel eyes and short brown hair.  On his lower right arm is the tattoo HARLET and on his lower left arm is the tattoo F.G.  e was last seen in tan shorts, a short sleeve shirt,and white sneakers.

If you have any information please do not approach him. Please contact state or local police.

Francis Gay, Feb 2007Francis Gay, prison photo
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