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.
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