Inmate escapes from two different prisons


July 07, 2017
Jimmy Causey (South Carolina Department of Corrections via AP)


An inmate who has escaped twice from maximum-security prisons in South Carolina remained on the run yesterday as authorities sought the public's help in their manhunt by offering a reward.

The search for convicted kidnapper Jimmy Causey began on Wednesday afternoon when prison officials realised that he was missing.

Authorities were still investigating how he escaped and released no other details about the circumstances.

Authorities warned anyone who encountered the inmate to call 911 and not approach him.

Causey's disappearance has people on edge just weeks after two inmates in neighbouring Georgia killed their guards on a prison bus and escaped for two days before being caught in Tennessee.

Causey, 46, escaped this week from Lieber Correctional Institution, about 90 miles (149 km) southeast of Columbia.

He was sentenced to life in prison in 2004, but he and another inmate escaped Broad River Correctional Institution near Columbia a year later.

They were recaptured after three days.