ADOC: Escaped inmate recaptured after 8 months on the loose

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WIAT) — UPDATE (6/10/2020): The Alabama Department of Corrections has announced the recapturing of an inmate who escaped from a Montgomery facility nearly eight months ago.

Vernell Sanders, 52, was recaptured by the Birmingham Police Department Wednesday. He escaped from the Red Eagle Work Center on October 8, 2019.

ADOC says that Sanders did surrender to authorities and violence was not used in his arrest.

Sanders is serving a 45-year sentence for promoting prison contraband. He was sentenced in 1995.

ORIGINAL (10/8/2019): The Alabama Department of Corrections is searching for an inmate who escaped his work assignment Tuesday afternoon.

Vernell Sanders, 52, escaped his assigned job in Montgomery just after 12 p.m. He was in custody at the Red Eagle Work Center.

Sanders is described as a black male, 5-foot-9 and 158 pounds. He is currently serving a 45-year sentence for promoting prison contraband.

If you have any information on Sanders’ whereabouts, contact ADOC at 1-800-831-8825.


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