Officials: Two Escaped Inmates Captured in Southern Illinois
Prison officials say two escaped inmates have been captured in southern Illinois about a mile from the facility where they'd been held.
The Illinois Department of Corrections says 25-year-old Jerrette Reed and 20-year-old Kevin Rivera were apprehended without incident just before 9 a.m. Monday in a field west of the Dixon Springs Impact Incarceration Program.
Staff noticed the men missing at 5:50 p.m. Sunday.
On Monday, the men were being taken back to the facility, fed and given a medical examination before being transferred to a maximum security prison.
Reed is serving a three-year sentence on meth-related charges out of Randolph County. Rivera is serving a five-year sentence for the manufacture and delivery of cocaine out of Cook County.
The facility is located near the Kentucky border in Pope County.