Second escaped inmate back in custody

Published 10:12 pm Thursday, September 21, 2017

JACKSON (AP) — A second inmate who escaped from a prison is back in custody.

Mississippi Department of Corrections spokeswoman Grace Fisher says 22-year-old Ryan Young was captured Wednesday. James R. Sanders , 41, was captured Tuesday night.

The two men escaped late Sunday or early Monday from the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman. Young was caught in Mound Bayou, 15 miles west of Parchman. Sanders was caught in Helena-West Helena, Arkansas, 50 miles north.

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Fisher says officials continue investigating how the men escaped and whether others could face criminal charges for helping.