Killer Angell is sent back to Patuxent

October 10, 1991|By Thomas W. Waldron | Thomas W. Waldron,Evening Sun Staff

The Evening Sun incorrectly reported yesterday that convicted murderer Robert Daly Angell was being held at Patuxent Institution. He was actually moved from Patuxent to the Maryland Penitentiary last week. The incorrect information was provided by a spokesman for the state Division of Correction.

3' The Evening Sun regrets the errors.

Robert Daly Angell, the convicted murderer whose unsupervised furloughs from Patuxent Institution led to major changes there, is back at Patuxent -- doing hard time.

Angell, 34, was returned to Patuxent Sept. 30 after he tried to escape from the medium-security Maryland Correctional Institution in Jessup, according to prison spokesman Gregory M. Shipley.


But Angell is not taking part in Patuxent's program of counseling. He's in a separate maximum-security area on the Patuxent grounds, Shipley says.

On Sept. 29, Angell bolted out of the mental health unit at MCI-J and climbed over the prison's inner fence before becoming tangled in razor-wire at the base of the outer fence. Correctional officers grabbed Angell, who was treated for his cuts in the prison infirmary, Shipley says.

TC An uproar arose in 1988 after disclosure that Patuxent had allowed Angell to go home alone on weekends to Montgomery County, where he had been sentenced in 1976 to three consecutive life terms for killing a teen-ager and two county policemen.

Patuxent officials quickly ended Angell's furloughs and later kicked him out of the institution.

The General Assembly insisted on scaling back the prison's liberal leave policies. Patuxent director Norma B. Gluckstern was forced out of her job.

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