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Escape prompts hospital scrutiny

Washington Post, January 3, 2008
The escape of Kelvin D. Poke from Laurel (MD) Regional Hospital prompted scrutiny of how prisoners are guarded in hospitals. Poke's was the second escape from Laurel Regional Hospital since November, and the two incidents have rattled the Prince George's County Council member who represents Laurel, and led a correctional officers union representative to call for keeping guns out of hospitals.