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For Immediate Release

September 26, 2007

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

Inmate Walks Away From Transitional Housing Unit

(Manchester, NH) The New Hampshire Department of Corrections announces that a minimum security inmate assigned to the Calumet Transitional Housing Unit in Manchester failed to return from work and was placed on escape status.

Joel Ralph Gordon, 25, of Bedford, left the Calumet facility for his place of employment at approximately 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday September 25, 2007 and was scheduled to return at 8:45 a.m. on Wednesday September 26, 2007. He failed to do so and was placed on escape status.

Gordon was confined on a technical parole violation on February 27, 2007. The New Hampshire Adult Parole Board had scheduled a parole revocation hearing for October 11, 2007. His maximum release date is March 17, 2008.

His original conviction was for a burglary in Hillsborough County Superior Court North He received 1-1/2 to 4 years.

Gordon is a white male, six feet four inches tall, 180 pounds, thin build, with short brown hair and hazel eyes. He has a two inch scar on his face.

Members of the public who may have information on his whereabouts are urged to call state or local law enforcement agencies.

THIS INMATE WAS APPREHENDED ON SEPTEMBER 27, 2007

Joel Ralph Gordon
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