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For Immediate Release

February 2, 2016

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

Inmate Missing from Corrections Community Corrections Facility

(Manchester, NH)  The New Hampshire Department of Corrections announces that a minimum security inmate was reported missing from the Calumet Transitional Housing Unit in Manchester and is now a walkaway. Robert Lee Clayton, 44, of Brattleboro, Vermont was reported missing from the facility at approximately 2:00 pm on Tuesday, February 2, 2016.  He did not have permission to leave the facility and after a search he was placed on escape status at 3:30 pm.

Inmate Clayton is described as a white male, 5 foot 6 inches tall, 190 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.  He is currently serving three concurrent 2 ½ - to 15 year sentences for Robbery out of Merrimack County Superior Court.  He has previous prison sentences for Kidnapping and Resisting Arrest.  He was first admitted to the New Hampshire State Prison on October 18, 2007.  He had been paroled from his earlier convictions on July 28, 2013 and was eligible for parole from his current convictions on January 24, 2016.  His maximum release date is July 24, 2028.

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

Walking away from a correctional facility is considered an escape, which is a Class B felony punishable by 3 ½ - 7 years in prison. 

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