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Inmate apprehended after fleeing southeast Oklahoma prison


April 25, 2019

MCALESTER, Okla. (AP) — Prison officials say an inmate is back in custody after walking away from the minimum security Jackie Brannon Correctional Center in McAlester.

Officials with the Oklahoma Department of Corrections say 39-year-old Kenneth Laws was reported missing about 3:15 a.m. Wednesday when he failed to report for work in the prison kitchen. Officials say he was captured about 3 p.m. southeast of Stuart, about 20 miles (32 kilometers) east of McAlester.

Officials say Laws also had walked away from an Oklahoma City halfway house on Oct. 5 and was captured by U.S. marshals 12 day...

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