Official: Makeshift mannequins part of prison escape attempt

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Two prisoners at a Michigan correctional facility could face attempted escape charges after officers found makeshift mannequins in their bunks.

The Detroit Free Press reports that an officer in a tower at the Macomb Correctional Facility northeast of Detroit spotted the men walking toward a fence Saturday evening as other prisoners headed to a chow hall.

Officials conducted an emergency prisoner count at the facility in New Haven and found the mannequins in the cell 24-year-old Chakaris Loury shared with 27-year-old Darious Culpepper. Loury is serving 25 years for assault with intent to commit murder. Culpepper is serving eight years for armed robbery.

State Corrections spokesman Chris Gautz tells the newspaper that sheets may have rolled up in the bunks to appear as people.

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Information from: Detroit Free Press, http://www.freep.com

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