Delaware Offender Leaves Corrections Center Work Crew

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Authorities in Delaware are searching for an inmate who escaped from a prison work crew, officials said.

Philip Jester, 31, left a Plummer Community Corrections Center work crew that was assigned to the Riverview Cemetery in Wilmington on Friday afternoon, the Department of Correction said in a news release. Jester was wearing a red sweat suit and black shoes.

A warrant for escape after conviction has been issued for Jester, who was serving time for burglary, officials said.

The Plummer Community Corrections Center is a facility where the department manages offenders transitioning back to the community. Offenders at the facility are permitted to the leave to go to work, seek jobs or attend approved treatment sessions.