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Hospital changes policy in wake of inmate escape

RIVERTON, Wyo. (AP) -- A Wyoming hospital says it's changing the way it handles inmates after a prisoner at its mental health facility escaped and fled into Montana.

RIVERTON, Wyo. (AP) -- A Wyoming hospital says it's changing the way it handles inmates after a prisoner at its mental health facility escaped and fled into Montana.

Lander Regional Hospital in Fremont County says prisoners receiving services at its Pine Ridge facility now must be accompanied by law enforcement at all times.

Authorities say Guy Hanway escaped from the facility Sept. 30 after threatening two staffers, kidnapped a woman and forced her to drive him to Billings.

It wasn't immediately clear whether the sheriff's office would be able to spare a deputy to accompany an inmate at Pine Ridge at all times.

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