Escapees back in custody at federal prison


    Two inmates at the federal prison in Jefferson County are back in custody, after apparently walking away from the prison camp at around 7 p.m. Friday night.

    Jefferson County Sheriff Zena Stephens confirms the federal prison contacted her deputies, saying the men were headed towards Hildebrandt Road. Deputies were able to capture one of the prisoners, and the second returned to the prison on his own a short time later.

    Sheriff Stephens says prison officials then called her and claimed the inmates never left prison property.

    A local rancher, who lives nearby and has had several instances of prisoners on his property, tells KFDM he believes the escape did not last long, thanks to the large and very quick response from Jefferson County Sheriff's Deputies.

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