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Brendan Dassey moved to maximum-security prison

Posted: 3:09 PM, Jan 21, 2016
Updated: 2016-01-21 22:10:30Z
Brendan Dassey moved to maximum-security prison

The fall-out from the Netflix documentary "Making a Murderer" may have led to the prison transfer of Brendan Dassey.

Dassey and his uncle, Steven Avery, were convicted in the 2005 murder of Teresa Halbach.

Records show that Dassey was transferred from Green Bay Correctional Institution to Columbia Correctional Institution.

Columbia is a maximum security prison located about 125 miles away from Green Bay.

The Wisconsin Department of Corrections issued the following statement regarding Dassey's transfer:

Inmate transfers are common within the prison system. Inmate Dassey transferred from Green Bay Correctional Institution to Columbia Correctional Institution, both maximum security facilities, to meet operational purposes.

TMZ quotes sources close to Dassey as saying one of the reasons for the move was related to his high profile following the popularity of the Netflix series

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