Brockton: Escaped prisoner pleads guilty

A man who escaped from a Bridgewater correctional facility in 2009 changed his plea to guilty in Plymouth County Superior Court in Brockton on Monday.

Manson Brown was a minimum security inmate at the “Old Colony Correctional Facility” in Bridgewater when he escaped on November 27th 2009. He was caught in Georgia on January 3, 2010. His escape was featured on the television show “America’s Most Wanted”.

Plymouth County Prosecutor Lewis Armistead Jr. says Brown, currently in custody at the Souza Baranowski Correctional facility, should be sentenced to the maximum of 10 years in prison, while defense attorney Lauren McDonough asked for the sentence to run concurrent with a life sentence her client is already serving.

Brown, who appeared in court on Monday in hand and leg shackles wearing a Department of Correction prison jumpsuit, says he attended school through ninth grade, recieved his GED, and previously worked loading trucks.

Brown admitted to the facts alleged in an indictment and answered with a “Yes, I am,” when Judge Frank Gaziano asked if he was pleading guilty because he was, in fact, guilty.

Judge Gaziano sentenced Brown to 10 years in MCI Cedar Junction to run concurrent with his life sentence.


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