Norman A. Porter Jr. was flanked
police officers who captured him in 1961.
(The Boston Globe)
a group at Norfolk prison in 1975.
(Globe File Photos)
Norman Porter as J. J. Jameson. Photos from 1995 to 2005.
Norman A. Porter Jr. wrote poetry as J.J. Jameson.
(C.J. Laity/ ChicagoPoetry.com)
20-year fugitive returned to state
March 24, 2005 - Convicted murderer Norman A. Porter Jr. escaped
from a Massachusetts prison 20 years ago and reinvented himself as
J.J. Jameson, a poet, church leader, and helper of the homeless in
Chicago. He returned to New England on March 23 to face a felony
charge of escape, along with one of two life sentences he received
for the murders of a clothing store clerk and a Middlesex County
jailer in the early 1960s.
(Globe Photo / Joe Giblin)
Porter was in prison for executing a clerk at a Saugus clothing
store in 1960 and assisting in the murder
of a Middlesex County guard in 1961. He escaped in 1985 and was
caught in May of 2005 in Chicago.
Police escorted fugitive Norman A. Porter
Norman A. Porter