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Concord police, prison officials search for missing halfway house inmate

Jeremy Neil Slack 

(Courtesy)

Jeremy Neil Slack (Courtesy)

An inmate at the men’s halfway house in Concord went missing yesterday afternoon, a corrections official said.

Jeremy Slack, 37, was due back at the facility at 12:40 p.m., but had not returned as of late afternoon. Jeff Lyons, a spokesman for the Department of Corrections, said Slack left for work at 8 a.m. and was placed on “walkaway” status at 2 p.m.

Slack, who has been incarcerated since 2007 for drug possession in Merrimack County, is described as white, 6 feet tall and about 220 pounds. He has several tattoos on his right shoulder and both arms, Lyons said.

The department’s investigation bureau and the state police were conducting yesterday’s search. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is encouraged to call their local law enforcement agency or the Concord prison at 271-1801.

Lyons said it had been several months, if not a year, since the last walkaway incident involving the North End Transitional Unit, which neighbors the prison on North State Street.

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