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Search is on for escaped Donaldson prison inmate



MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Corrections officials are searching for an inmate who escaped from Donaldson Correctional Facility in Bessemer.

Corrections spokesman Brian Corbett said 30-year-old Jeffrey Blackwood was a minimum security inmate who was a groundskeeper at the prison.

He said Blackwood was working on the grounds Wednesday morning
when he suddenly ran into some nearby woods around 9:30 a.m. Corbett said tracking dogs were sent out and followed his scent as
late as 11:45 a.m.

Blackwood began serving time in October 2006 on charges of receiving stolen property and forgery. He was scheduled to be released in March 2011.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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