Inmates Scale Fence, Escape ICE Detention Center in Johnson County

Both inmates have been captured: ICE

Authorities in Johnson County say two inmates who escaped a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention facility in Alvarado Tuesday have been captured.[[489752981,R]]

An ICE spokesman said staff at the Prairieland Detention Center were notified at 2:15 p.m. that two men climbed the fence and escaped. One person was captured about two hours later. The second man remained at large overnight and was found Wednesday morning.

ICE said neither of the men had convictions for violent crimes.


Multiple police agencies are involved in the search.

Agents were investigating how the escape happened.

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