Across US, over 130 prison escapees on the loose

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NEW YORK (AP) — 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 130 state prison escapees nationwide are listed as on the loose.

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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.

 

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