- Associated Press - Monday, December 7, 2015

DIXON SPRINGS, Ill. (AP) - Prison officials say two escaped inmates have been captured in southern Illinois about a mile from the facility where they’d been held.

The Illinois Department of Corrections says 25-year-old Jerrette Reed and 20-year-old Kevin Rivera were apprehended without incident just before 9 a.m. Monday in a field west of the Dixon Springs Impact Incarceration Program.

Staff noticed the men missing at 5:50 p.m. Sunday.

On Monday, the men were being taken back to the facility, fed and given a medical examination before being transferred to a maximum security prison.

Reed is serving a three-year sentence on meth-related charges out of Randolph County. Rivera is serving a five-year sentence for the manufacture and delivery of cocaine out of Cook County.

The facility is located near the Kentucky border in Pope County.

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