Category: Escapes

Escapee Evjen too dangerous to release

The National Parole Board has ordered serial bank robber Shawn Evjen (inset) detained in prison until the very last day of his prison sentence, June, 15, 2010, because he’s a dangerous crook who is a “very high” risk to commit new, violent crimes (full document after the jump). It’s anyone guess if he’ll be in prison on that day. Evjen escaped from medium-security Bowden Institution in Alberta on Sept. 14. He was caught in Edmonton on Sept. 30 during a routine traffic stop near that city’s big shopping mall. Two days later, the parole board reviewed his case and issued the detention order.

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Convict to keeper: ‘I love you Erin’

On a darkened rural road about 30 kilometres north of Kingston, Ontario, late on the evening of June 18, escaped murderer Andrew Wood (inset) was being handcuffed and hauled to a police car by a bevy of cops who had tailed his girlfriend to the secluded meeting spot, despite her devious efforts to shake them. As Wood was being separated from the petite woman with the thick mane of dark hair, he called out: “I love you Erin.”

This was no average girlfriend. It was Erin Danto, 35, a full-time psychologist working for the Correctional Service of Canada at Frontenac Institution in Kingston. She too was handcuffed and hauled away by police. Yesterday, just 32 days after the dramatic capture, Danto pleaded guilty to helping Wood, 42, escape from prison June 13 and she pleaded guilty to breach of trust, in part because of her romance with Wood.

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Killer escapee won't admit romance with psychologist

Murderer Andrew Wood (inset), who escaped a minimum-security federal prison in Kingston, Ontario, June 13 and was caught in a car five days later with his pretty, female prison psychologist, has pleaded guilty to escaping, but more significantly, he has not admitted to having a “love affair” with the psychologist, Erin Danto, as police allege.

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Another violent con waltzes away from prison

The handsome, happy dude pictured here is the latest escapee with a record of violent crimes to flee a minimum-security prison in Kingston, Ontario – penitentiary capital of Canada. Kenneth McBain, 46, disappeared today from Frontenac Institution, the same prison that murderer Andrew Wood fled last month, only to be caught five days later on a secluded backroad in a car with a Corrections Canada psychologist who works at Frontenac, Erin Danto.

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A prison psychologist’s ‘love affair with an inmate’

The Correctional Service of Canada still won’t say anything publicly about the embarrassing apparent tryst between one of its prison psychologists and a murderer, but police have put it in black and white. Investigators have spelled out in an eyebrow-raising court document – in language befitting a gossip magazine expose – exactly what they think Erin Danto, a psychologist at Frontenac Institution in Kingston, Ontario, was up to with escaped killer Andrew Wood.

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Bleak future for prison psychologist

Federal prison psychologist Erin Danto, accused of aiding the escape of a jailed murderer, is facing a bleak future. Her husband revealed that the couple is going through a divorce, while she sits behind bars.

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Cancrime goes radio

What would Cancrime sound like if it was a radio show? Maybe like this. I was on CBC national radio this morning, talking to Anna Maria Tremonti, host of The Current, about murderer Andrew Wood’s escape from Frontenac Institution and his arrest, along with his accused accomplice, prison psychologist Erin Danto. You can listen to...

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Prison hookup – killer and psychologist

Federal prison workers, more often women than men, sometimes fall for smooth-talking, iron-pumping, poetry-spouting convicts. Police believe it happened to Erin Danto, an attractive, 35-year-old psychologist at Frontenac Institution in Kingston. Danto is charged with aiding the escape last Saturday from Frontenac of murderer Andrew Wood.

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