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California Sunshine
06-11-2006, 09:52 PM
Transport service moves more than 300,000 inmates a year

Of The Gazette Staff
The all-white jet touched down at 11:20 a.m. Thursday and taxied to a line of vans parked at Edwards Jet Center. Two guards armed with shotguns got off and stationed themselves at the aircraft's nose and tail.

With practiced efficiency, the plane's crew unloaded six federal inmates and then boarded 52 others who had come from jails in Montana and Wyoming for transportation to prisons around the country. The 737 was back in the air 65 minutes later, bound for a corrections center in Washington state.