Across US, over 220 prison escapees on the loose
NEW YORK - Somewhere out there are an admitted killer who crawled through a Texas prison's ventilation ducts. A murderer who apparently escaped from an Indiana institution in a garbage truck. And a Florida convict who got other inmates to put him in a crate at the prison furniture shop and had himself delivered to freedom by truck.
The Associated Press found in a coast-to-coast survey that more than 220 state prison escapees nationwide are listed as on the loose.
Two of them have been the focus of an intense manhunt for the past two weeks since their breakout from a maximum-security prison in northern New York.
Many others have been gone for decades, leaving scant prospects of finding them. But prison systems say they keep pushing to find escaped convicts.