Sheriff Wants Work Release Center Closed After Escapes

Jul 25, 2018

Credit ADOC

A county sheriff in south Alabama is urging the state of Alabama to close a prison facility where three inmates escaped in a span of 24 hours.

Baldwin County Sheriff Huey "Hoss" Mack tells WPMI-TV that prisoners are just walking away from the work release center at Loxley.

Three inmates have left the state's minimum-security community work release center this week. Two are back in custody, and a third is still at large as of Wednesday morning.

Police say looking for the escaped prisoners puts a strain on local law enforcement.

Prison officials say 37-year-old Cory Allen Kingery fled the facility early Tuesday and still hasn't been captured. He's serving two years for a theft conviction in Jefferson County.

Two other inmates who fled the Loxley work release center are back in custody.