It took more than three years, but Corrections Canada has succeeded in firing an Alberta correctional officer with ties to violent gangsters. The staffer was discovered in a bar hanging out with gangsters; he revealed that he has been friends with the Bacon Brothers – a notorious family-led gang in the Vancouver area; and he was seen snorting cocaine at a party. A labour tribunal concluded that the officer’s explanations and denials were “not believable.” Testimony he gave at a hearing was “hesitant and evasive.” He was fired from his job at Bowden Institution.
Convict Shawn Evjen (inset) was likely itching to get back to robbing banks and stores, terrorizing clerks and tellers by waving a gun or knife in their faces, so that he could earn some quick cash, enough to feed his addiction to heroin, alcohol and other drugs. It might be the simple explanation for his decision to scale two fences at Bowden Institution, a medium-security prison in Alberta, to escape Sept. 14 – just two months after his early release was yanked and he was thrown back in prison for committing new crimes. His parole records (reproduced after the jump) reveal the depths of Evjen’s narcissistic addiction to crime and violence and his refusal to change. He is as frightening as any sexual predator. He seems to enjoy terrorizing his victims and he’s indifferent to their suffering.