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Prison transport firm closing after escape, cites insurance

 

February 10, 2019



DALLAS (AP) — A private prisoner transport company has announced its closure after an MMA fighter accused in two killings escaped this month from one of its vans while being escorted to a jail in Texas.

Texas Prisoner Transportation Services told Bell County officials in an email last week that it would "begin to wrap up its business affairs and cease operations" on Sunday.

"Unfortunately, new insurance rates have forced us to evaluate our business and conclude that we simply can't continue to operate," CEO Ryan Whitten wrote in an email sent two days after the escape of Cedric Marks prom...



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