Ex-officer pleads guilty to helping with 2020 inmate escape from Virginia juvenile correctional center

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(Left to right) Jabar A. Taylor, 20, and Rashad E. Williams, 18, escaped from the Bon Air Juvenile Correctional Center and are currently at large. (Photos: Courtesy Virginia Department of Juvenile Justice)

(Left to right) Jabar A. Taylor, 20, and Rashad E. Williams, 18, escaped from the Bon Air Juvenile Correctional Center on July 13, 2020 and were captured in Michigan on July 25, 2020. (Photos: Courtesy Virginia Department of Juvenile Justice)

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A former correctional officer has been sentenced to 20 days in jail after pleading guilty to helping an inmate escape from a Virginia juvenile correctional center after developing an inappropriate relationship.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that Destiny Harris, 23, pleaded guilty Monday to aiding Rashad Williams’ escape from Bon Air Juvenile Correctional Center last year.

Williams and a second prisoner, Jabar Taylor, were the first inmates to break out of the center in 20 years.

According to evidence, the pair overpowered a security employee, cut a hole in a fence and were driven away by a waiting car. They were captured 12 days later in Michigan.

Chesterfield Commonwealth’s Attorney Stacey Davenport says Harris told Williams’ brother where to pick up Williams, but cooperated when questioned.

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