Captured Illinois prisoner moved to maximum security lockup

Captured Illinois prisoner moved to maximum security lockup

New details are emerging about the future of an Illinois prisoner who escaped but was later caught.

Jared Carter was serving a sentence for burglary at Robinson Correctional Center when he walked away from a work crew last Friday.  He was caught on Tuesday in Palestine.

And on Wednesday, Illinois Department of Corrections spokesman Tom Shaer said Carter's escape will add time to his 10-year sentence.  Shaer said Carter was eligible for parole in 2016, but that's not an option now.  Carter has also been transferred to a maximum security prison.

As far as how Carter was able to escape, Shaer said the incident is under review but didn't provide specifics.  He noted, though, that Illinois prisons have run work crews like the one Carter was on for years without incident.

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