Prison Nurse Accused Of Trying To Help Rapist Escape

A prison nurse has been arrested and charged with smuggling items to a convicted rapist who stabbed his lawyer in court last year.

 Deborah Girouard, a...

Prosecutors allege that 44-year-old Deborah Girouard smuggled items to Che Sosa in an alleged plot to help him escape MCI-Cedar Junction prison in Walpole.

The charges allege Girouard slipped Sosa saw blades and other items. Sosa has not been charged in the alleged escape plot.

His lawyer was treated for injuries to his face and chest from the courtroom stabbing. 

Last March, Sosa was convicted of the 1995 rape of a 50-year-old Boston woman. He was sentenced to 40 years in prison, which is in addition to a 55-year sentence he was already serving for a previous rape.

It’s unclear when Girouard is accused of smuggling the items to Sosa. She has been charged with delivering an article to an inmate and aiding the escape of a prisoner, which are both felony charges. She faces up to 15 years in prison if convicted.

source: http://wbztv.com/local/Che.Sosa.prison.2.874018.html

update:

A 44-year-old nurse and mother of five was ordered held without bail yesterday after she pleaded not guilty to charges of taking part in an elaborate scheme to help one of the state’s most dangerous inmates escape from prison.

Deborah Girouard of Ashby allegedly told security at MCI-Cedar Junction that she had given inmate Che Sosa an eyeglass case containing three saw blades, a handcuff key and dental floss said to be capable of cutting through the Plexiglass in his cell, according to court records and prosecutors.

In her locker, authorities also found a correction officer’s uniform and badge, a wig, fake fingernails and nail polish – props to be used in Sosa’s planned break-out tomorrow from the maximum-security prison, Assistant District Attorney Jennifer Rowe said in Wrentham District Court.

Girouard, a University of Massachusetts Correctional Health nurse on contract at the prison since October 2007, had also given Sosa a pair of her underwear and a cell phone she would charge for him so the two could talk, Rowe said.

“It was clear there was a relationship that had been established,” the prosecutor said. “The extent of that relationship is not known.”

Girouard also bought a knife for Sosa, but when he asked her to smuggle in a gun, she refused, and he threatened her and her family, prompting her to come forward, Rowe said.

Defense attorney Thomas Iovieno said Girouard disputes the charges and came forward voluntarily.

Sosa, 39, is serving 40 to 55 years for nine counts of aggravated rape and is awaiting trial for allegedly stabbing his former defense attorney.

Judge Warren Powers ordered Girouard held without bail, pending a Dec. 17 hearing. If convicted of delivering an article to an inmate and aiding the escape of a prisoner, she could find herself behind bars for up to 15 years.

Mark Shelton, a UMass Correctional Health spokesman, said Girouard has worked for the program since 2005 and is on unpaid leave, pending the case’s outcome.

source: http://www.bostonherald.com/news/regional/view/2008_11_27_Nurse_denied_bail_in_prison_escape_plot/srvc=home&position=4

7 Responses

  1. […] are often accused in such smuggling rackets, here and here.Another recent case involved the smuggling of a gun by a nurse. However, such allegations against lawyers are not […]

  2. I’VE WORKED THE DDU WHERE HE WAS AND HE’S THE TYPE OF INMATE THAT WOULD RIP YOUR HEAD OFF SHIT DOWN YOUR THROAT AND LAUGH ABOUT IT TOO. SHE WOULD HAVE BEEN KILLED WHEN HE WAS DONE ESCAPING GOOD LUCK THERE TOO. HE WOULD HAVE TO GE THROUGH 7 DOOR’S JUST TO GET OUT OF DDU. THEN THREE MORE IF HE GOT TO THE FRONT CONTROL ROOM AREA. ALL THIS WITH OUT ANYONE SEEING HIM YEA RIGHT. HE WOULD KILL HIS WAY OUT WHAT WAS SHE THINKING ANYWAY.

  3. In a nation wherein “In GOD We Trust” has become a mere creed on the money upon which it is printed, corruption and wickedness exist on both sides of the badge and the bars. Yet, are they bad men just because they made some bad choices? Do not all of us have A’s and F’s on our moral report cards? As I so stated on my blog, http://www.victoryNchrist.net we can’t fix it IF we can’t face it. I dare anyone who wants to fix their F’s to read that textbook in sex education and then to trust in GOD…and that’s my final answer!

    • Somethings there is no redemption for. Pretend the victims are your family,then see which way your moral compass points.

  4. What happened to the nurse? Was she convicted?

  5. yes but she didn’t go to prison for 15 years.

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