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Associated Press, Published June 17 2010

Dorgan wants answers about Bell’s transfer

U.S. Sen. Byron Dorgan has written to the Federal Bureau of Prisons for information on the transfer of a convicted North Dakota killer out of a federal “super-max” prison.

Dorgan calls Kyle Bell’s transfer inappropriate.

Bell has been held since 2000 at the super-max prison in Florence, Colo. He was recently moved to Tucson, Ariz. A Bureau of Prisons spokesman wouldn’t say why Bell was moved.

Bell has been held in federal prison as part of a prisoner swap agreement with North Dakota.

Bell was sentenced to life in 1999 for killing 11-year-old Jeanna North of Fargo, who disappeared in June 1993.

Bell was sent to the super-max prison after he escaped from a transport bus in October 1999. He was captured three months later.

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