25 Years Later, Escapee Back in Prison

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A man who walked away from a prison farm in Jackson County 25 years ago is serving time again.

Jack Duffy was locked up for stealing a truck full of goods from a Livingston County farm equipment store.

A judge last week ordered that he spend 1 to 5 years on escape charges after he completes the time left on his original sentence of 7 to 15 years for breaking and entering.

U.S. Marshals arrested Duffy in April last year. He was living a crime-free life in California and raising a family under a new name.

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  • by Ken Location: Charlotte on Aug 14, 2007 at 06:57 PM
    After living crime free for 25 years this case underlines the fact that our justice system is more about vengeance than it is about justice. The only growth industry in Michigan in the last 20 years has been our prison system. As long as hypocrisy is the banner followed by many of our judges, procecutors and legislators, overburdening Michigan taxpayers with too large a prison system will continue to have a negative affect on our economy.
  • by Pam Location: Jackson on Aug 13, 2007 at 02:38 PM
    He may be released early under Granholms new policies.
  • by Jody Location: Michigan on Aug 13, 2007 at 11:12 AM
    That is a great thing.If we let him out what kind of message would that send to criminals.(Go live a crime free life and we will not do a thing.)Thank You Judge.
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