48-Year Fugitive Found Last Week Says He Is Too Sick To Come Back To Georgia & Is Rehabilitated

The attorney for the man who escaped from a prison camp in Carrollton 48 years ago and was discovered living in Connecticut last week, tells the Hartford Courant this weekend that he is asking Georgia officials to commute the balance of the sentence and to pardon him for his escape…
Read The Hartford-Courant story here.

71-year old Robert Stackowitz was arrested last Monday by Connecticut state troopers and U.S. marshals at his home in Sherman, a town of about 3,600 along the New York border.

He had been serving a 17-year sentence for robbery in August 1968 when he escaped from the infirmary at a prison work camp in Carrolton, Georgia, the U.S. Marshals Service said. He was charged with robbery by force in 1966 in Henry County, Georgia, according to the Georgia Department of Corrections.