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For Immediate Release

January 9, 2016

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

Inmate Walks Away from Manchester Transitional Housing Unit

(Manchester, NH) The New Hampshire Department of Corrections announces that a minimum security inmate walked away from the Calumet Transitional Housing Unit in Manchester in Saturday, January 9, 2016. Richard Keefe Barnes, 60, of Manchester, signed out of the facility to go to work at 8:50 am. His employer reported that he was sending him back at 9:50 am but the inmate never returned. At approximately 12:00 pm he was placed on escape status.

Barnes is described as a white male, 6 feet tall, 165 pounds with gray hair and blue eyes. He received a 1 to 4 year sentence in Hillsborough County Superior Court in Manchester for being a Habitual Offender. He was admitted to the New Hampshire State Prison on May 22, 2015 and was eligible for parole on May 20, 2016. His maximum release date is May 20, 2019.

The New Hampshire Department of Corrections Investigations Bureau and the New Hampshire State Police are investigating. Anyone with information about this inmate should contact their local law enforcement agency or the New Hampshire State Prison at 603-271-1801.

Escape is a Class B felony punishable by 3 ½ - 7 years in prison.


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