Inmate escapes from EBR work-release facility

Inmate escapes from EBR work-release facility
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - A work-release inmate escaped from custody in East Baton Rouge parish early Thursday morning, officials said.

He escaped from the parish work-release facility near the East Baton Rouge Parish jail by getting through a hole in the fence, said sheriff’s spokesperson Casey Hicks.

The inmate was serving time for a burglary that happened in Pointe Coupee Parish, Hicks said.

Authorities have not yet released the inmate’s name or photograph.

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