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For Immediate Release

September 20, 2011

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

Conviction Returned on Man Who Assisted Inmate in 2010 Walkaway


(Concord, N.H.) The New Hampshire Department of Corrections Investigation Bureau announced that a New Hampshire man who assisted an inmate after he walked away from a halfway house in 2010 was convicted of Hindering Apprehension or Prosecution. John Martin, 54, was convicted in Concord District Court on September 19, 2011 for his role in helping Adam Cordano on May 31, 2010 after he left the North End Transitional Housing Unit in Concord to attend an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting but failed to return. Inmate Cordano was apprehended on June 4, 2010.

Martin provided the inmate with a change of clothes, shoes, a cell phone, a backpack, and $200 in cash. When contacted by investigators after the incident Martin failed provide information on the inmate's whereabouts.

Martin received a sentence of ninety days in the Merrimack County House of Corrections and a $1,000 fine, all suspended for two years upon good behavior.

Following the incident Inmate Cordano was charged with escape and received a 1 to 2 year sentence. He was paroled from that sentence on June 5, 2011.

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