- Associated Press - Thursday, December 3, 2015

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - A fugitive who escaped from the Hampden County Correctional Facility in western Massachusetts has surrendered to authorities in Springfield.

The Springfield Republican reports (http://bit.ly/1NJ6ezX ) 23-year-old Ackeem Graham managed to escape while going through the intake process at the Ludlow jail on Wednesday afternoon.

Graham, who was about to begin a one-year sentence for a firearms conviction, slipped out through the jail’s pedestrian sally port just after 3 p.m.

A manhunt for Graham began immediately after jail officials reported his escape.

Hampden County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Richard McCarthy says law enforcement officials received a call from Graham several hours later saying he wished to surrender.

Graham is expected to face new charges as a result of his escape.

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Information from: The Springfield (Mass.) Republican, http://www.masslive.com/news/

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