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GUARD FOILS ESCAPE ATTEMPT BY WOODY HARRELSON'S DAD

Published: Thursday, July 6 1995 12:00 a.m. MDT

A guard foiled an attempt by Woody Harrelson's father to escape from the prison where he's serving life for assassinating a federal judge, authorities said. Charles Harrelson, 56, and bank robbers Gary Settle, 29, and Michael Rivers, 56, used a makeshift rope to scale a wall at the Atlanta Federal Penitentiary. They surrendered Tuesday night after a warning shot was fired from the guard tower, a prison official said. The men were placed in a special unit at the maximum-security prison pending an investigation, said prison spokesman Mike Binion.

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