One of Livingston County’s Most Dangerous Inmates has Court Date

23 Dec, 2013 - JOSH WILLIAMS

Jeff Lowery, 57, is heading to trial in January. (Photo/ SORA)

Jeff Lowery, 57, is heading to trial in January. (Photo/ SORA)

LIVINGSTON COUNTY — One of Livingston County’s most notorious inmates will be back in a courtroom this January.

It’s not the long term prison sentences that make Jeff Lowery, 56, one of Livingston County’s most notorious inmates.  It’s what he did the second time that make him terrifying.

Lowery’s first sentence, in 1977, was for a violent rape of a young woman in Geneseo in which he served approximately 12 years at Attica State Prison and was then paroled in 1985. Less than a year after his release, he found himself back in a Livingston County Jail where he then busted out. The daring escape was one for the movies. In the process, he nearly killed a Livingston County Jail Deputy and used another inmate’s body as a ramp across the barbed wire fence so he could flee. Lowery then returned to the jail, searching out more trouble, where he was then re-apprehended and would eventually serve approximately 23 years at Clinton Correctional Facility.

Lowery is currently being held at Monroe County Jail for charges of failing to fulfill his Sex Offender Registration Act (SORA) requirements from his 1977 case and is heading for trial in Livingston County.  He is a level 3 sex offender, and one of his requirements is to update his current address every 3 months. As a level 3 sex offender, New York State has deemed him a “high risk of repeat offense and a threat to public safety.”

Lowery has pled ‘not guilty’ to the allegations of violating his SORA requirements.

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Josh is the Publisher of the and grew up in Livingston County. After completing his military service and then his BA in Journalism from SUNY Plattsburgh he landed as a freelancer for the New York Post where he would work for 7 years. He was then hired by, a successful hype-local online news site based in Manhattan, that launched in 2009. Josh then returned to his roots in Livingston County in January of 2011 where he relaunched his former print endeavor into an online only publication. His work includes covering the War in Iraq, Hurricane Katrina, NYC Crime, NYC Fashion Week, and investigative work in North and South America. Josh takes great pride in delivering news in a respectful manner, quickly, with technological innovations that is all balanced with unbiased journalism. Josh, however isn't afraid of a punchy headline to set the hook.

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