Latest Prison breaks News

Sheriff: Inmate, jailer shared 949 phone calls before escape

Sep. 14, 2022 19:37 PM EDT

FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama inmate who authorities say escaped with the help of a jail supervisor who later killed herself in Indiana shared nearly 1,000 phone calls with the woman before the breakout, news outlets reported. Lauderdale County Sheriff Rick Singleton said Casey...

Inmate captured after brief escape from Mississippi prison

Aug. 26, 2022 10:15 AM EDT

PEARL, Miss. (AP) — An inmate was captured within hours of breaking out of a central Mississippi prison Thursday. The state Department of Corrections said a siren failed to sound to alert local residents of the escape. “We are very sorry because the local community...

Officials find man who escaped eastern Washington jail

Aug. 23, 2022 15:18 PM EDT

DAVENPORT, Wash. (AP) — The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office has found a man who escaped a jail in eastern Washington state. The sheriff’s office said 37-year-old Cody Magruder escaped Monday night, KREM-TV reported. The sheriff’s office had said people should...

Convicted rapist escapes from east Arkansas prison

Aug. 12, 2022 16:52 PM EDT

BRICKEYS, Ark. (AP) — Authorities were searching Friday for a convicted rapist who escaped from an east Arkansas prison. Samuel Hartman, 38, escaped Friday morning from the East Arkansas Regional Unit in Brickeys, 96 miles (155 kilometers) east of Little Rock, the...

Authorities capture Wisconsin fugitive in Ohio

Aug. 11, 2022 17:25 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Authorities have captured a Wisconsin fugitive in Ohio after a nine-month search. The U.S. Marshals Service said a task force of marshals and police found Robert Johnson Jr. at a residence in Toledo on Wednesday. Johnson fled in a vehicle but crashed it as...

5 dead, 750 escape in rebel attack on eastern Congo prison

Aug. 10, 2022 11:06 AM EDT

BENI, Congo (AP) — At least five people, including two policemen, were killed in an attack on a prison in which about 750 inmates escaped in Congo’s eastern Butembo town, local officials said Wednesday. Rebels of the Allied Democratic Forces attacked the Kakwangura prison early...

4 escaped inmates from Mississippi back in custody

Aug. 06, 2022 14:06 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Four men who escaped from a Mississippi jail are back in custody nearly 24 hours after they escaped, authorities said Saturday. Captured Friday night at a gas station in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, were Antonio Reyes, Samuel Sims and Hunter Wiginton as well as...

Authorities: 4 inmates flee after cutting hole in jail roof

Aug. 05, 2022 13:58 PM EDT

CORINTH, Miss (AP) — Four men escaped from a Mississippi jail early Friday by cutting a hole in the facility's roof, authorities said. Security camera footage shows the inmates running east from the prison toward the National Guard Armory in Corinth around 2 a.m., said Alcorn...

Authorities capture 4 Tennessee inmates

Jul. 24, 2022 11:31 AM EDT

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Four inmates who escaped from the Silverdale Detention Center in Tennessee have been captured, the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office said. Officers discovered that the inmates were missing during a headcount early Saturday in a minimum security housing...

Escaped Alabama inmate nabbed in Indiana faces gun charges

Jul. 21, 2022 16:39 PM EDT

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — An Alabama inmate who authorities say escaped from jail this spring with the help of a corrections official was indicted Thursday on federal weapons charges in Indiana, where the manhunt for the duo came to a bloody end. A federal grand jury in Evansville...