'Barefoot Bandit' released from solitary confinement

'Barefoot Bandit' released from solitary confinement

Credit: KING 5 News

Colton Harris Moore at sentencing in Island County, December 16, 2011.

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by Associated Press

KTVB.COM

Posted on May 3, 2012 at 12:41 PM

SEATTLE -- The youthful thief who led a two-year crime spree in stolen boats, cars and planes is out of solitary confinement.

The Washington Department of Corrections confirmed Thursday that Colton Harris-Moore was transferred from Walla Walla State Penitentiary to Stafford Creek Corrections Center in Aberdeen.

A spokesman says the 21-year-old known as the "Barefoot Bandit" had been in intensive management with death row inmates as soon he began his sentence because he was a high-profile prisoner. He was placed Wednesday with the general population at Stafford Creek.

His lawyer, John Henry Browne, says Harris-Moore is enrolling in a GED program and will have better access to counseling at Stafford Creek as he serves his seven-year sentence.

He was arrested in the Bahamas in 2010 after crash-landing a stolen plane.

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