Latest Prison breaks News

Search for escaped inmate expands beyond Louisiana

Nov. 28, 2021 17:30 PM EST

JACKSON, La. (AP) — Louisiana prison officials say they believe a man who escaped from a Jackson prison on Thursday may have left the state. The Advocate reports that a search for Shwilliam Cheevis in the Baton Rouge area has been expanded. ...

Manhunt underway for escaped inmate in Louisiana

Nov. 26, 2021 17:47 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Authorities searched Friday for an inmate who escaped from a south Louisiana prison. The state Department of Public Safety and Corrections said a manhunt is underway for 23-year-old Shwilliam Cheevis, who is serving 15 years for sentences out of...

Speedy trial OK'd for murder suspect who fled transport van

Nov. 24, 2021 12:32 PM EST

CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — A murder suspect who escaped from a prisoner transport van last year when its driver stopped at a fast-food restaurant in northwest Indiana will stand trial in January in a Chicago man's slaying. A Lake County judge granted a motion for a speedy...

Man arrested and charges he injured Alabama trooper

Nov. 21, 2021 11:02 AM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A man has been arrested and charged with injuring an Alabama state trooper who was trying to arrest him, according to authorities. Randy Lee Wade, 57, was arrested without incident in Sumter County at around 9 p.m. Saturday, according to the...

Man who escaped corrections center captured near Bellingham

Nov. 19, 2021 08:20 AM EST

ROCHESTER, Wash. (AP) — A man who escaped from Cedar Creek Corrections Center near Rochester over the weekend was arrested Thursday morning in the Bellingham area. Garrett Stephen Young, 32, was arrested at 10 a.m. by the Pacific Northwest Violent Offender Task Force....

Lansing inmate who escaped sentenced to nearly 11 more years

Nov. 18, 2021 12:36 PM EST

LANSING, Kan. (AP) — A 32-year-old man who escaped the Lansing Correctional Facility for about nine hours has been sentenced to nearly 11 more years in prison. Dustin Frank Robinson escaped from the prison in 2019 by climbing over a 20-foot fence that had two sections...

All 5 escaped prisoners captured after Georgia jail break

Nov. 17, 2021 07:47 AM EST

HAWKINSVILLE, Ga. (AP) — All five prisoners who escaped central Georgia jail late Friday are back in custody, authorities said Wednesday. Tyree Williams Jr., who is charged with felony murder, was captured around midnight Wednesday, according to a news release from the...

Second of five escaped prisoners captured in south Georgia

Nov. 15, 2021 18:06 PM EST

HAWKINSVILLE, Ga. (AP) — The second of five prisoners who escaped a jail in south Georgia late Friday has been arrested, state police said Monday. Lewis Wendell Evans III, 22, who was jailed on a charge of obstructing an officer, was arrested late Sunday in Warner...

Escape attempt with bedsheets thwarted at Paris prison

Nov. 14, 2021 11:56 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — French prison guards thwarted an escape attempt from the Paris region's second-largest jail on Sunday, with French media identifying the would-be escapee as a suspected Islamic State sympathizer who dug a hole in the wall of her cell and rappelled out on knotted sheets. ...

Inmate escapes a federal prison satellite campus in Tucson

Nov. 14, 2021 11:04 AM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Federal authorities continue to search for an inmate who escaped a federal prison satellite campus in Tucson. U.S. Department of Justice officials say Ezequiel Solis Jr. was discovered missing around 4 p.m. Friday. He was housed...