Safety concerns at Calif. courthouse following prisoner's escape


By Ellen Thompson
Stockton Record (CA)

FRENCH CAMP, Calif. — Changes are under way at the San Joaquin County Jail and Superior Court since Eric Hu escaped from the jail last month, sheriff's officials said.

Hu is still at large, and investigators say they are looking for the 32-year-old fugitive, who is suspected of attempted murder and other crimes.

An internal probe into Hu's April 9 escape from the jail revealed at least one mistake by an unidentified deputy who did not walk inmates returning from court to the minimum-security Honor Farm, said Deputy Les Garcia, a spokesman for the Sheriff's Office.

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