This is an update on the Richard Lee McNair saga:
McNair, the former US Air Force sergeant, prison escape artist and the subject of several TV documentaries, is no longer a resident of ADX Florence, the Supermax.
McNair shot and killed a trucker in North Dakota in 1987. He’s known for his three escapes — from a jail, a state penitentiary and a federal penitentiary.
In this last escape, in April 2006, McNair shipped himself to freedom from a federal pen in Pollock, Louisiana, by hiding in a crate of mailbags.
For the past 14 years, McNair has been at the Supermax — the “Alcatraz of the Rockies” — home of the Unabomber, the Shoe Bomber, Doctor Death, El Chapo, etc. He was sent to the Supermax after being captured by the RCMP in Campbellton, New Brunswick, Canada in October 2007.
Richard Lee McNair walked out of the Supermax on Wednesday, November 2, 2022 — but he didn’t go far. Wearing handcuffs and leg irons, the convicted killer went straight to a regular federal prison nearby.
It’s not known if McNair will ever be released, or how long he will remain in a federal pen. That’s up to the Parole Board in North Dakota … and of course, lawyers.
McNair turns 64 in December 2022.