12 inmates escape Alabama jail

Eleven of the inmates were later recaptured, leaving one still at large, according to the Walker County Sheriff's Office.
1:27 | 07/31/17

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Now we're moving to a prison break in Alabama. 12 inmates escaped overnight and 11 have been caught. Law enforcement officials are warning residents to stay indoors. Diane Macedo tracking the latest. Reporter: Officers are still searching for one of those dozen inmates that escaped from a high security correctional facility outside Birmingham, Alabama last night around 6:30 P.M. Multiple law enforcement agencies are now on the hunt and even some private citizens are getting involved. . This morning a manhunt is on for this prisoner, one of a dozen inmates who escaped overnight from a high security center. The other 11 have been found overnight and brought back to prison. Residents are on edge after being ordered to stay inside and turn on all their outside lights. The crimes of the dirty dozen range from resisting arrest to drug possession to attempted murder. The walker county sheriff's office first reported the inmates missing on their Facebook page. By midnight 8 of the escapees had been found. The walker county jail built in 1998 only holds about 250 prisoners. Neighboring police forces joined in the hunt with several local residents tweeting they would shoot the men on site. We don't have many details about the escape at this point but the big question is where is this guy. The other big question is how this group got out. 12 people. 12 people out of 250 roughly that are kept at that facility, so a very big question that investigators for sure will be answering as soon as they find this inmate.

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