Prison break escapee Susan LeFevre free again

May 20th, 2009 - 1:17 am ICT by John Le Fevre  

Susan LeFevre Susan LeFevre, the 54-year-old mother of three children who escaped from a Michigan prison and managed to elude capture for more than 30 years, has been released from jail.

LeFevre was arrested on April 24 last year by U.S. Marshals acting on a tip-off, living under the name of Marie Walsh, in the affluent San Diego suburb of Carmel Valley .

In 1976 LeFevre escaped from a Detroit jail where she was 14 months into a 10 to 20-year sentence for selling heroin – a sentence authorities now say was far too severe for a 19-year-old first-time offender – by climbing over the prison fence.

After her arrest last year she was returned to Michigan where she pleaded guilty to an escape charge and was sentenced to probation, but incarcerated at the Huron Valley prison, south of Ann Arbor, Michigan to complete her earlier sentence

In January the Michigan Parole Board voted to release her from the drug crime sentence and this morning, at about 6.00am, she walked through the prison gates to be greeted by her family.

The Michigan Department of Corrections has agreed to transfer her to California so she can spend her time on parole with her family.

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