Inmate’s escape from Twin Towers
Asecurity lapse at the Twin Towers Correctional Facility in downtown Los Angeles that helped allow an inmate to escape earlier this week has been rectified. The inmate, 37-year-old Christopher Lee Brown, remained at large for days, after he walked out of the inmate release area. He had been sentenced earlier in the day to four years, eight months in jail after being convicted of burglary and identity theft.
Authorities said they believe Brown impersonated another inmate as part of his effort to escape. He was discovered missing during an inmate count that night.
“As a result of the inmate’s actions, and that it appears that mandated security practices may not have been followed, the inmate was able to escape through the jail Inmate Reception Center release area door,” said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Captain Mike Parker.