ROCKVILLE, Ind. (WTHI) - A convicted murderer details her escape from Rockville Correctional Facility in print.
Sarah Pender escaped from Rockville nearly three years ago with the help of a former correctional officer, Scott Spitler.
Now, her infamous escape is on the bookshelves.
A smiling Sarah Pender talked exclusively with News 10 in 2009, one year after her capture.
"The worst thing I did while I was out was lie about who I was," Pender told News 10.
Now, Pender's detailing her time on the run from Rockville prison in a book, "Girl, Wanted: The Chase for Sarah Pender" by Steve Miller.
Something those at her former prison may not want to see in print.
"For staff it was a really difficult time when we had the escape and this kind of brings it up again," Pam Ferguson of the Rockville Correctional Facility said.
During her four months on the run Pender became "America's Most Wanted Woman."
A woman who seduced prison guard Scott Spitler and escaped, just days before the prison upgraded their security procedures.
"As hard as we try and as good as we are, it's really difficult to protect yourself against one of your own," Ferguson said.
Pender was the prison's first escapee but one that won't be forgotten.
Especially now that her escapades are in bookstores.
"[I'm] curious about what the book says but I'll find it frustrating because I don't think it'll tell the whole story," Ferguson said.
Rockville is a different facility now with tighter security and a positive outlook.
"We feel like this isn't the same facility she left," Ferguson said.
While author, Steve Miller penned Pender's story, she remains in the Indiana Women's Prison serving time until 2054.
In our 2009 interview we asked Pender, "Do you think you'll ever leave prison?"
She said, "Yes, legally."
Rockville Correctional Facility has been recognized nationally and documented by the Oprah Winfrey Network for their work in rehabilitating offenders.
As for the book, "Girl, Wanted: The Chase for Sarah Pender," it should hit Terre Haute bookstores within the next few days.
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