Loco Steve via Flickr Smell you later, Greyhound.
According to his attorney, Kim T. Collins was doing great in prison. So well, in fact, that his security level was lowered and he was considered to be a "low-risk" inmate.
Because of that, he was granted a transfer from the Federal Correctional Center in Forrest City, Arkansas, to the United States Penitentiary in Marion, Illinois, to be closer to his family. The Federal Bureau of Prisons had so much faith in Collins they decided, heck, he can just take himself. They booked him some Greyhound bus tickets, gave him some "walking around money" according to Collins' attorney, and opened the gates.
Well, Collins' 247-mile journey did not go according to plan. Depending on who you ask, it was either his fault or it wasn't, but the end result is the same -- he just pleaded guilty to escape for cooling his heels for six months at his girlfriend's house in Alton.More »