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Despite what movies and television depict , most prison escapes do not involve sirens, barking dogs, or huge searchlights. The majority of escapees are considered "escapees" because they do not return from furloughs, they leave a community service center and never return, or simply walk away from a prison work detail.

Here are some of the men and women charged with crimes who are considered escapees in the state of Tennessee. NEVER attempt to apprehend or take the law into your own hands.

If you have information, please email the Tennessee Department of Corrections or contact:

Tennessee Department of Correction

Internal Affairs (24 hours a day, 7 days a week) (615) 741-7144

or Tennessee Bureau of Investigations (24 hours a day, 7 days a week) 1-800-824-3463 (1-800-TBI-FIND)

Tennessee Department of Correction Director of Internal Affairs, 320 6th Avenue North, 6th Floor, Rachel Jackson Building, Nashville, Tennessee 37243-0465

website HERE

More information on escapees HERE

My website & books on crime prevention HERE

Photo of J. Yates credit HERE

Linda A. Long
Linda A. Long

Linda A. Long

Date of Birth: 1/06/1942. 
Height: 5' 06"
Weight:. 120 lbs.
 Eyes: Blue
 Hair: Blonde or Strawberry. Long
escaped August 24, 1964 from Tennessee Prison for Women. She was serving a 6 year sentence for Forgery - Checks. 

Clifton Carter
Clifton Carter

Clifton Carter

Date of Birth: 8/04/1943.  
Height: 6' 01"
Weight: 175 lbs.
 Alias Billy Carter. He escaped July 16, 1965 from the Fort Pillow Prison and Farm, Henning, Tennessee by jumping from a truck. 

Barbara Sue Sloan
Barbara Sue Sloan

Barbara Sue Sloan

Date of Birth: 12/18/1946
. Height: 5' 07"
Weight: 145 lbs.
 Eyes: Brown. 
Hair: Brown
. Escaped: September 2, 1979 from Nashville Community Service Center/TPW, Nashville, Tennessee. Offense/Sentence: Passing Forged Checks/ 3 Years.

Peter Osagiede
Peter Osagiede

Peter Osagiede

He was serving 10 years fro Rape. Date of Birth: 3/29/1955. 
Height: 5' 05"
Weight:. 159 lbs.
 He escaped: December 12, 1983 from Turney Center Industrial Prison and Farm, Only, Tennessee.


Robert Houston Sanders
Robert Houston Sanders

Robert Houston Sanders

He was serving 81years for Aggravated Kidnapping, Robbery-Armed with Deadly Weapon, Burglary 2nd Degree, Aggravated Assault, Burglary 3rd Degree, Attempt to Commit Felony-Burglary, Petit Larceny. Date of Birth: 1/12/1964
. Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 150 lbs.
 Alias/Nickname: Willie Hunter, Willie Sanders.Escaped: April 20, 1990 from the TN. State Penitentiary, Nashville.

Vanessa Denise Smith
Vanessa Denise Smith

Vanessa Denise Smith

Date of Birth: 4/02/1955. 
Height: 6' 01"
Weight: 255 lbs.
 She escaped October 11, 1980 from Memphis Community Service Center, Memphis, Tennessee. 
Offense/Sentence: Arson - Setting a Fire/ 1 Year

Paul Carr
Paul Carr

Paul Carr

Date of Birth: 3/25/1928. 
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 170 lbs.

Alias/Nickname: Harold Brown, Harold Charles Carr, Harold Cope.
Escaped: September 24, 1990 from the Knoxville Community Service Center. 
Offense/Sentence: Burglary 2nd Degree, Burglary Tools - Possession, Stolen Property Received (Over $100)/ 14 Years



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