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Sheriff says jail more secure, year after escape
(2007-07-30)
(WOUB) - The sheriff says $200,000 worth of improvements have been made at southern Ohio's Ross County Jail in the year since a cop killer escaped.

John Parsons made his break on July 29, 2006, and eluded capture for nearly three months.

Sheriff Ron Nichols says the outdoor recreation area that Parsons escaped from now sports new fencing, a 360-degree security camera and more razor wire. Nichols says the jail also has more officers watching inmates and inspecting their cells more often.

Last December, Parsons pleaded guilty to murder in the April 2005 shooting death of Chillicothe police officer Larry Cox. He's now serving a life sentence without parole.

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