Two Walkaway Incidents Involving New Hampshire Inmates

May 23, 2015

Department of Corrections photos of Christy Blondeau (left) and Cameron Neil.
Credit New Hampshire Department of Corrections

  State corrections officials say a female inmate walked away from a Transitional Housing Unit in Concord, shortly before a male inmate who had also reportedly walked away was taken into custody.

The Department of Corrections says Christy Blondeau of Manchester had given permission for a two hour outing at 7 p.m. Friday, but did not return to the Shea Farm Transitional Housing Unit as scheduled. Officials placed her on walkaway status at about midnight.

Blondeau is serving a 1 ½ to 3 year sentence on a Forgery conviction.

Shortly after designating Blondeau with runaway status, Corrections officials say another inmate returned to the State Prison for Men. Cameron Neil of Concord did not return to the North End Transitional Housing Unit after work by 7:30 p.m. and was placed on escape status.

Corrections officials did not offer details on how Neil returned to custody, noting only that he “was returned to the New Hampshire State Prison For Men in Concord at 3:13 a.m. on Saturday.”

Neil has been serving a 5 to 15 year sentence since 2005, following convictions on two counts of Aggravated Felonious Sexual Assault.