Oklahoma minimum-security prison has second escape in a week

The Associated Press - April 11, 2020 11:13 am

McALESTER, Okla. (AP) — For the second time this week, an inmate has escaped from a minimum-security prison in southeastern Oklahoma where one inmate, four workers, and a probation and parole officer have tested positive for the coronavirus.

The Oklahoma Department of Corrections says 40-year-old Jeremiah Hobbs walked away early Thursday from the Jackie Brannon Correctional Center in McAlester, where he was serving an eight-year sentence for burglary.

On Sunday, five inmates escaped the unfenced prison. Four of the inmates have been recaptured while authorities continue searching for escapee Christopher Coffey.


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