One federal inmate decided to run a lucrative business with his fiancée. The two have pleaded guilty to running a taxi service, ferrying inmates to restaurants, hotels and homes, and returning them to the prison for a fee.
The 41-year-old Deldrick D. Jackson and 38-year-old Kelly M. Bass were dealt a hard blow after U.S. Attorney John Horn said in a news release on Tuesday that it's the end of the road for the scheme conducted by the two.
The two are believed to from DeKalb County, Georgia. They both pleaded guilty to conspiring to assist inmates to escape the United States Penitentiary in Atlanta, a medium-security prison for men that also has a detention center for pre-trial inmates and a satellite minimum-security prison camp.
Jackson and Bass ran their taxi service scheme from November 2016 to April. Evidence provided by financial records indicates that Bass received about $4,000 from accounts associated with inmates or their families.
Back in April 13th, Bass picked up Jackson and drove him to a local fast food restaurant. After a while, authorities stopped the vehicle and arrested the two. The police conducted a search of the vehicle and managed to recover two cell phones, 83 packs of cigarettes, and eight bottles of Canadian whiskey.
Jackson was also arrested in May 2010 and convicted in federal court of conspiring to distribute cocaine and conspiring to launder money. He was assigned to the U.S. Penitentiary in Atlanta from July 2016 to April 2017.