Wife of former warden to be released from prison

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The wife of a former Oklahoma prison warden who was convicted of helping a convicted killer escape to East Texas is scheduled to be released from a state prison after serving a little more than half of a 1-year sentence.

49-year-old Bobbi Parker was convicted Sept. 21 for helping Randolph Franklin Dial escape from the Oklahoma State Reformatory in Granite in 1994. They were discovered living together as man and wife on a chicken farm in Shelby County, Texas in April 2005.

Department of Corrections spokesman Jerry Massie said Wednesday Parker is set to be discharged from Oklahoma City's Hillside Community Correctional Center on Thursday.

Her defense attorney, Garvin Isaacs, declined to comment on where Parker will be taken following her release. Her husband, Randy Parker, still works for the state prison system.

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