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Officials say prison swaps common

Steven Spader
Furnished by State of New Jersey Department of Corrections

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Convicted murderer Steven Spader has been moved from New Hampshire to a prison in New Jersey.

Department of Corrections officials confirmed that Spader, 22, was moved to the New Jersey State Prison on Feb. 15.

Spokesman Jeff Lyons said it’s not uncommon to send inmates to other states in exchange for other inmates, but officials don’t give specific reasons for such transfers.

Lyons said the most common reasons for a transfer are that the inmate is a threat to the institution or the inmate’s personal safety might be threatened without a move.

Spader was convicted of first-degree murder in the October 2009 machete killing of Kimberly Cates, of Mont Vernon. He was also convicted of attempted murder for the attack on Cates’ daughter, Jaimie Cates.

Christopher Gribble was also convicted of murder in the case.

Lyons said New Hampshire has more than 100 inmates serving sentences in other states.


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