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For Immediate Release

May 27, 2011

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

Minimum Security Inmate Arrested After Failing to Return to Halfway House

(Concord, N.H.) The New Hampshire Department of Corrections announces that a minimum security inmate that failed to return to the North End Transitional Housing Unit in Concord, N.H. when he was supposed to was arrested several hours after he was reported missing.

Robert Charles Kenyon, 53, of Concord, New Hampshire, was given permission to go on an outing to visit a family member on Friday, May 27, 2011. Inmates in transitional housing units who have been on good behavior and are nearing their parole date are permitted to go on family outings on a case by case basis. Inmate Kenyon was told to return by 8:00 p.m. and he failed to do so. At 9:30 p.m. he was placed on walkaway status. At approximately 11:00 p.m., he was arrested by the Concord Police Department.

Inmate Kenyon was sentenced in Merrimack County Superior Court to 2 to 6 years in prison with 174 days of time served for the sale, possession, and manufacturing of the drug opium. He entered the New Hampshire State Prison on November 23, 2009 and had been approved for parole with a parole date of next Wednesday, June 1, 2011. His maximum release date will be May 31, 2015.

Inmate Kenyon may be charged with escape, which is a Class B felony, punishable by 3 1/2 - to 7 years in prison.

Robert Charles Kenyon
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