Latest Prison breaks News

W.Va. inmate who walked out of jail gets 5 additional years

Jan. 22, 2020 2:12 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — An Ohio man who escaped a West Virginia jail and was later caught trying to flee into Mexico was sentenced to five additional years in jail Wednesday. Todd Boyes of Caldwell, Ohio, was sentenced in Kanawha County Circuit Court for his October 2017 escape from the South Central...

At least 75 flee from Paraguay prison; many from Brazil gang

Jan. 19, 2020 3:24 PM EST

ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) — At least 75 inmates, many of them members of a notorious Brazilian gang, escaped from a Paraguayan prison in a border town on Sunday, according to authorities who said they immediately fired the prison's director. Officials said they discovered a tunnel and found cells filled with...

Dutch police arrest 4 after suspected failed prison breakout

Jan. 19, 2020 11:34 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch police detained four suspects Sunday following a suspected failed attempt to break one or more prisoners out of a prison, authorities said. There were no reports of injuries and police said no prisoners escaped from the prison in the eastern city of Zutphen, close to the...

Sheriff: 2 jail inmates escape after locking up deputy

Jan. 13, 2020 4:01 PM EST

WESTCLIFFE, Colo. (AP) — Authorities in Colorado searched Monday for two inmates, including one suspected of attempted murder, who escaped from a jail in a small town after overpowering a guard and locking her in a cell. Jerry Williams, 39, of La Junta, who is suspected of attempted murder and other...

This combination of photos made available by the Mississippi Department of Corrections on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020 shows inmates David May, 42, and Dillion Williams, 27. They were discovered missing about 1:45 a.m. Saturday from the state penitentiary at Parchman, Miss. May was convicted of aggravated assault in Harrison County. Williams was convicted of aggravated assault and burglary in Marshall County. (MDOC via AP)

1 of 2 escapees from troubled Mississippi prison in custody

Jan. 5, 2020 4:03 AM EST

One of two prisoners believed to have escaped from one of several Mississippi prisons recently rocked by violence is back in custody, authorities said early Sunday. The Mississippi Department of Corrections tweeted just before 3:30 a.m. that David May was in custody. Further details weren't immediately released....

This combination of photos made available by the Mississippi Department of Corrections on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020 shows inmates David May, 42, and Dillion Williams, 27. They were discovered missing about 1:45 a.m. Saturday from the state penitentiary at Parchman, Miss. May was convicted of aggravated assault in Harrison County. Williams was convicted of aggravated assault and burglary in Marshall County. (MDOC via AP)

Mississippi says two inmates escaped from troubled prison

Jan. 4, 2020 4:48 PM EST

Mississippi authorities were searching for two prisoners believed to have escaped Saturday from one of several prisons rocked by violence that has left at least five inmates dead in the past week. Gov. Phil Bryant on Saturday said via Twitter that he has directed “the use of all necessary assets and...

This undated composite sketch provided by Anthony Redgrave, courtesy of Lee Bingham Redgrave, shows Joseph Henry Loveless. A man whose headless torso was found in a remote Idaho cave 40 years ago has finally been identified as Loveless, an outlaw who killed his wife with an ax and was last seen after escaping from jail in 1916. Clark County Sheriff Bart May said Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019, that the cold case, which his department has been working on periodically since 1979, will remain open because investigators don't yet know who killed Loveless. Still, they were able to notify one of Loveless' surviving relatives, an 87-year-old grandson, of his fate. (Anthony Redgrave/Courtesy of Lee Bingham Redgrave via AP)

Headless torso found in Idaho cave identified as bootlegger

Dec. 31, 2019 8:13 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The headless torso that was found in a remote Idaho cave 40 years ago has finally been identified as belonging to an outlaw who killed his wife with an ax and was last seen after escaping from jail in 1916. Clark County Sheriff Bart May said Tuesday that the cold case will remain open...

FILE - In a Monday, Oct. 28, 2019 file photo, Mikel Brady enters the courtroom in Manteo, N.C. for the second phase of his trial in Manteo, N.C. Brady, sentenced to death in the killings of four workers during an attempted escape from a North Carolina prison, has been transferred to a federal prison in Kentucky because of safety concerns. The Daily Advance of Elizabeth City reports Mikel Brady was transferred to U.S. Penitentiary Big Sandy in Inez, Kentucky. He was being held at Central Prison in Raleigh.  (Steve Earley/The Virginian-Pilot via AP, File)

Inmate convicted in state prison attack moves to US prison

Dec. 31, 2019 1:57 PM EST

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — The man sentenced to death in the killings of four workers during an attempted escape from a North Carolina prison has been transferred to a federal prison in Kentucky because of safety concerns. The Daily Advance of Elizabeth City reports that Mikel Brady has been transferred...

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“A Small Town” slick, somewhat predictable revenge fantasy

Dec. 30, 2019 4:26 PM EST

“A Small Town,” Mysterious Press, by Thomas Perry As Thomas Perry’s new thriller opens, little Weldon, Colo., is still reeling from a brilliantly planned escape from a federal prison on the outskirts of town. More than 1,000 hardened criminals killed the warden and most of the guards, raided...

Brazil police seeking 8 fugitives after jailbreak

Dec. 30, 2019 12:25 PM EST

Rio de Janeiro (AP) — Brazilian police are hunting eight fugitives who escaped from a prison in the state of Minas Gerais on Sunday night, according to authorities. Five were quickly recaptured. Authorities didn't confirm how exactly the 13 men escaped from the Presidio de Serro jail, and said the...