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By LAUREN FOX
The Kansas City Star 

Kansas woman reflects on helping inmate escape 12 years ago

 

August 10, 2018



LANSING, Kan. (AP) — On Feb. 12, 2006, Toby Young drove her white cargo van through Lansing prison's final gate and then asked out loud: "Are you in here?"

In the back of the van were stray dogs ready for adoption. They had been trained by inmates as part of the Safe Harbor Prison Dogs program Young founded. But Young wasn't talking to the dogs.

Silence followed her question, and Young felt relieved.

But when she drove the van off the gravel road and onto flat pavement outside the prison grounds, a lanky arm popped out of a box inside a dog crate, and John Manard, convicted murderer, star...



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