Inmate that escaped from Childersburg facility has been recaptured, officials say

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October 02 2021 06:00 pm

CHILDERSBURG, Ala. (WIAT) — An inmate is back in custody after escaping from a Childersburg facility.

According to the Alabama Department of Corrections, Donald Edward Graham, Jr. escaped from the Childersburg Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center on Tuesday around 4:40 p.m. Graham was serving time on charges of distribution of a controlled substance and burglary.

This was not Graham’s first escape. He was convicted of escape in the third degree in 1988 and was incarcerated for nearly three years.

This is not the first time an inmate has escaped from the Childersburg facility. In April, another inmate escaped the work release facility. He later surrendered to authorities.

Officials report that the inmate was recaptured after just under four hours at large.

This article was updated on August 12 to reflect information about the inmate’s recapture.

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