Second Inmate Of Year Escapes Work Release - FOX 18 Quad Cities News and Weather

Second Inmate Of Year Escapes Work Release

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Last week an inmate escaped from a work release facility and he makes the second one this year.

The inmate walked out the front doors of a halfway house at 6th and Main and never returned.

Officials said that being a part of the work release program often brings new challenges for prisoners.

"They have to get reacquainted with society, finding employment, getting in touch with their family members and renewing that relationship," Residential manager for the 7th District Randall Shafer said."

An official said that being on the outside could reunite them with old temptations and prevent them from achieving their goals. 

Inmates are required to sign a rule agreement and violation of the rules could result in going back to jail.


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