CRIME

The Latest: Procedures changing after inmates' deadly escape

The Latest on the findings of an investigation into the escape of two Georgia prison inmates last month (all times local):

10:45 a.m.

Georgia's top corrections official says prison workers will be doing many things differently after two inmates escaped last month from a transfer bus and killed their guards.

Corrections Commissioner Greg Dozier said Friday the changes will include trail vehicles for all inmate transports, and there will be video surveillance throughout the bus, not just in inmate compartment. He also said transport officers will get annual refresher training, and the department will do an annual audit focusing solely on inmate transport.

He also said other procedures will be changed to upgrade security.

Authorities say Ricky Dubose and Donnie Rowe overpowered their guards during a prison transfer on June 13 and used the guards' guns to kill them before fleeing in a carjacked vehicle. They were caught two days later in Tennessee.

They face charges including murder in the deaths of Sgt. Christopher Monica and Sgt. Curtis Billue.

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10:25 a.m.

Georgia's top corrections official said the security lapses that allowed two inmates to escape and kill two prison bus guards last month resulted from policies not being followed.

Georgia Department of Corrections Commissioner Greg Dozier said Friday that the agency took three immediate actions following the escape: using a trail vehicle for all transports; providing refresher training for all transportation officers; and assigning a duty officer at all facilities to ensure compliance with transport procedures.

Authorities say Ricky Dubose and Donnie Rowe overpowered their guards during a prison transfer on June 13 and used the guards' guns to kill them before fleeing in a carjacked vehicle. They were caught two days later in Tennessee.

They face charges including murder in the deaths of Sgt. Christopher Monica and Sgt. Curtis Billue.

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10:11 a.m.

A report issued by Georgia corrections officials concludes there were numerous security policy violations in the lead-up to the escape of two inmates from a prison bus last month.

The report released Friday says inmates were left unattended on the bus during stops, the door to the inmate compartment of the bus was not locked and restraints were not double locked. The guards also kept their guns in storage boxes rather than wearing them and weren't wearing ballistic vests as required.

Authorities say Ricky Dubose and Donnie Rowe overpowered their guards during a prison transfer on June 13 and used the guards' guns to kill them before fleeing in a carjacked vehicle. They were caught two days later in Tennessee.

They face charges including murder in the deaths of Sgt. Christopher Monica and Sgt. Curtis Billue.