Prison Escapee Loses Appeal

     A Nebraska prison inmate who escaped from a maximum security prison with another inmate in laundry carts has lost an appeal that claimed he was forced to participate. 

      The Nebraska Supreme Court ruled  Friday that if Timothy Clausen wanted to assert that he was forced to join in the escape with fellow inmate Armon Dixon, he should have turned himself in as soon as the two separated. 

    Clausen also argued he was denied a fair trial when Dixon and another inmate were barred from testifying in his defense and Clausen’s own testimony was stricken.