Escaped inmate recaptured without incident

Tuesday, April 17, 2012 5:29 PM
Last updated Wednesday, April 18, 2012 1:14 AM
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An Augusta Transitional Center inmate who walked away from his work detail has been recaptured without incident, authorities said.

Department of Corrections spokeswoman Gwendolyn Hogan confirmed that 44-year-old Rodney Maurice Bowen was back in custody after walking away from a work detail Saturday.

Bowen was serving a 10-year sentence for forgery in the first degree out of Bartow County, according to the Department of Corrections Web site. He was incarcerated in October 2009.

He had been jailed at least three other times, starting in 2004, for robbery, possession of cocaine, forgery and theft by shoplifting, the site said.

Bowen is at least the fourth Transitional Center inmate to walk away from work duty in little more than a year.

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tinacundiff42580 04/18/12 - 01:42 am
Obviously, the Inmates at the

Obviously, the Inmates at the Transitional Center isn't being Properly watched and guarded when they are "Out" on work detail. If they can't do there job right, Get Rid of Them. Like a recent weeding out was done at the Youth Detention Center. If they can't do that, maybe the inmates at the transitional center Shouldn't be allowed Out on Work Detail, DUE TO BAD STAFFING WITH POOR DECISIONS. "Don't We Have at least one Richmond County Official that has a little common since to make Good Correct decisions and do the right things? Or am I in the Wrong City or County?"

broad street narrow mind
broad street narrow mind 04/18/12 - 08:55 am
how scared were we all while

how scared were we all while the forgery guy was loose? why is he serving ten years for forgery? how long does a rapist get? come to think of it, this guy is better for us than most people running this town; we'd save money with no increased danger if all the nonviolent offenders walked out.

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