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Bill to ID Juvenile Escapees Gets Nod

Posted May 9, 2007 2:32 p.m. EDT

— The State House on Wednesday approved a bill that would allow prison officials to release the names and photographs of juvenile escapees.

The identities of juvenile detainees aren't currently disclosed under state law.

House Bill 1148 would also require prison officials to release information about an escapee’s offense to help the public determine if he or she is dangerous.