Woman Sentenced For Helping Prisoner Escape
KANSAS CITY (AP) - The woman who helped a murderer escape from prison in a dog crate has been sentenced to 27 months in federal prison. A judge ruled that Toby Young's federal sentence should run concurrently with a 21-month sentence she is already serving in state court. That adds six months to her sentence and means she will be released sometime next spring. Young helped John Manard escape from a Kansas prison in February 2006 by hiding him inside a dog crate in a van. The two were captured nearly two weeks later in Tennessee. Young pleaded guilty in March to a federal charge of knowingly providing a firearm to a felon. She was sentenced to state prison after pleading guilty to aiding and abetting Manard's escape.