Escape attempt foiled at Chippewa Correctional

LANSING — Three prisoners, assisted by two others, ran for the fence at an Upper Peninsula prison Monday night, but were captured, officials confirmed.

The incident happened about 10:30 p.m. at Chippewa Correctional Facility near Kincheloe and was over quickly, said Chris Gautz, a spokesman for the Michigan Department of Corrections.

“Three prisoners were in the restroom … and while two other prisoners distracted the officers in the housing unit, the three prisoners in the restroom walked out of the housing unit and attempted to climb a fence near their unit,” Gautz said in an email.

Officials were quickly alerted and captured the prisoners, who suffered only minor injuries from the fencing and did not require off-site hospitalization, he said.

“It was all over in less than two minutes,” he said. “The officers did an excellent job.”

Gautz confirmed the three prisoners who tried to climb the fence were Mark Mansfield, 37, serving time for home invasion and financial crimes; Mark Anthony Miller, 46, serving time for armed robbery, and Terrance Curtis-Moses, 23, serving time for assault.

Five prisoners, the three who headed for the fence and the two who distracted the officers, are now in segregation and facing misconduct charges, he said.

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