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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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