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Inmate tries to escape Nevada women's prison

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Brookey West is serving a life sentence at the McClure Women's Corrections Center. (Nevada Dept. of Corrections) Brookey West is serving a life sentence at the McClure Women's Corrections Center. (Nevada Dept. of Corrections)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

A female inmate who is serving a life sentence at a Las Vegas corrections facility attempted an escape Friday morning, officials said.

According to the Nevada Department of Corrections, Brookey West tried to escape from the McClure Women's Correctional Center about 6:30 a.m.

West was able to disguise her appearance and clothing but was recognized by staff while passing through a security gate, officials said.

Officials said she was detained and taken to a secure housing area.

West is serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole for first degree murder. She was convicted in Clark County.

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