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Defense files request for Skylar Meade to transfer from jail to prison ahead of sentencing for violent escape

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Posted at 4:48 PM, May 23, 2024

A hearing has been scheduled to hear a motion for the transfer of Skylar Meade from the Ada County Jail to the Idaho State Correctional Institution. Meade was already serving time in prison when he made the high profile escape in March.

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The hearing is set for 8:30 am on Wednesday, May 29. Judge Nancy Baskin will hear the motion to transfer Meade.

Just over a month later, on Friday, July 19, Meade has a sentencing hearing scheduled where he will face Judge Baskin again and face charges for his escape at St. Als in Boise.

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Two homicides in northern Idaho are also being investigated in relation to Meade and his alleged escape accomplice Nicolas Umphenour, though no charges have been filed yet.

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Both Meade and Umphenour are affiliated with the Aryan Knights white supremacist prison gang. IDOC officials say the two men shared relationships with people both in and out of prison. They were both housed in the same section of Idaho's maximum security prison from December 2020 until Umphenour's release in January 2024.