For the second time in a month, an inmate has escaped from a correctional facility in Mission, B.C.
The Correctional Service of Canada mentioned in a press release that 48-year-old Michael Douglas Sheets was unaccounted for throughout a routine inmate depend on the Mission Establishment on Sept. 1. The CSC contacted native RCMP, and a warrant for Sheets’s arrest was issued.
Sheets is presently serving a 14-year sentence for manslaughter, arson, escape and different offences. He has a good complexion, hazel eyes and brown hair, and could also be utilizing the alias John Hala, in accordance with the CSC.
Sheets is the second inmate to vanish from the Mission Establishment’s minimum-security part prior to now month, and the third to go lacking from the ability since April.
On Aug. 8, a CSC assertion mentioned workers on the Mission Establishment observed that 57-year-old John Norman Mackenzie was unaccounted for at round 10:15 p.m. Mackenzie is 172 centimetres tall and weights 89 kilograms, with blue eyes, brown hair and a good complexion, in accordance with the discharge. He’s presently serving a life sentence for second-degree homicide, armed theft and different offences.
The Mission Establishment has two sections: one medium safety and the opposite a minimum-security space.
Correctional service spokesperson Jean-Paul Lorieau confirmed each males escaped from the minimal safety space, and neither has been apprehended.
In late April one other convicted killer, 83-year-old Ralph Whitfield Morris escaped from the identical facility. He was apprehended by native RCMP 12 hours after he failed to indicate up for a routine prisoner depend.
Morris, who had escaped from custody a number of instances earlier than, died in custody on the Mission Establishment in June. He had been serving a life sentence for the second-degree homicide of his spouse in 1982. The CSC mentioned on the time it was investigating the reason for his loss of life, which is routine any time a prisoner dies in custody.
Jesse Winter is an investigative reporter based mostly in Vancouver. Observe him on Twitter: @jwints