California Prison Teacher Arrested in Connection With Inmates' Escape

Nooshafarin Ravaghi, 44, taught English as a second language at the Santa Ana prison where three inmates escaped.
1:34 | 01/29/16

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We turn to that new twist in the manhunt for those three inmates who escaped. A woman who teaches at the jail has been arrested in connection with that escape. Officials believe she provided them with the information they needed to make their break. ABC's kayna Whitworth has the details. Reporter: This morning the woman who police say helped these convicts escape sitting in other own cell. Reporter: They made a significant arrest. Reporter: 44-year-old nooshafarin ravaghi arrested in the escape of these three inmates teaching English as a second language. The alleged mastermind behind the jailbreak, hossein nayeri reportedly taking one of her classes at the time. Officials now say she allegedly provided them with Google maps and other information essential to their escape. Steve Gomez says the maps may have helped the three get to a specific address or provided better understanding of the surrounding buildings and the jail roof. Inmates are allowed three hours of outdoor recreation time a week. Here at this jail it's done on the roof. Reporter: Ravaghi denies providing anything beyond the maps. According to police, escapees who are still at large may be living out of this white van which was stolen Saturday in south Los Angeles. For "Good morning America," kayna Whitworth, ABC news, los Angeles.

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