Latest Prison breaks News

Inmate escapes Kansas jail, threatens officer with 2x4

Apr. 22, 2021 14:12 PM EDT

ATCHISON, Kan. (AP) — Authorities are searching for an aggravated robbery suspect who is accused of threatening an officer with piece of lumber after escaping from a Kansas jail. The Atchison County Sheriff's Office said in a Facebook post that 20-year-old Taggart...

Alabama inmate captured hours after escape from work center

Apr. 20, 2021 08:26 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama inmate is back in custody less than a day after he escaped from a prison facility in southeast of Birmingham. The Department of Corrections says 47-year-old Tracy Obrian Blackburn was arrested Monday night by sheriff's deputies in the...

Inmate escapes from central Alabama work release center

Apr. 19, 2021 08:36 AM EDT

CHILDERSBURG, Ala. (AP) — An inmate serving time for assault has escaped from a Department of Corrections facility in central Alabama. A statement from the prison system says 47-year-old Tracy Obrian Blackburn escaped from a work release center early Monday in...

3 inmates who escaped from west Phoenix jail back in custody

Apr. 18, 2021 11:32 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Three inmates who briefly escaped from the Estrella Jail in west Phoenix are back in custody, authorities said Sunday. Maricopa County Sheriff’s officials said deputies were able to detain one of the inmates shortly after the escape and Phoenix police...

Inmate found breaking hole in window at Sedgwick County jail

Apr. 12, 2021 14:46 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A detention deputy doing his regular early morning rounds discovered an inmate trying to break a hole to an outer cell window at the county jail in Wichita, authorities said Monday. The Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office said in a news release that...

Inmate charged in Iowa prison deaths had threatened before

Apr. 09, 2021 15:42 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An inmate charged with beating two Iowa prison employees to death with a hammer had threatened to assault staff at another prison a year earlier using a different maintenance tool, according to records released Friday. Michael Dutcher testified...

Orange County inmate convicted in daring jail escape

Apr. 08, 2021 21:46 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — One of three men accused of carrying out an elaborate escape from a Southern California jail has been convicted of the jailbreak and of kidnapping a taxi driver while on the run, authorities announced Thursday. Bac Tien Duong, 48, was found...

1,800 inmates escape Nigeria prison after gunmen attack

Apr. 05, 2021 19:48 PM EDT

WARRI, Nigeria (AP) — Militants armed with machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades launched a series of coordinated attacks overnight in southeastern Nigeria, targeting a prison where more than 1,800 inmates then managed to escape, authorities said Monday. The...

Lincoln County inmate damages unit during escape attempt

Apr. 03, 2021 14:28 PM EDT

HUGO, Colo. (AP) — A Lincoln County Jail inmate tried to escape from a housing unit, was caught and tried to escape again while being transported to another facility. The inmate, 33-year-old Nathaniel Gallion of Arriba, is facing multiple felony charges, according to...

Bleeding man found near prison accused of trying to break in

Apr. 01, 2021 10:36 AM EDT

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — A man found bleeding from razor wire cuts is accused of trying to break into a South Carolina prison to deliver backpacks full of contraband, authorities said. Nathaniel Jose Perez, 19, was found Wednesday between an inner and outer fence at the...