- Associated Press - Monday, December 14, 2015

McCOOK, Neb. (AP) - Authorities say a Nebraska inmate who reportedly escaped from the Nebraska Work Ethic Camp in McCook is back in custody.

Red Willow County officials tell North Platte television station KNOP-TV (https://bit.ly/1QhdRy7 ) that 37-year-old Andrew Blume walked away from the camp Friday. Officials say he was soon found and taken back into custody.

Blume is serving time on burglary and weapons charges.

Authorized by the Legislature in 1997 as a way to reduce prison overcrowding, the work camp was designed for adult offenders to take part in a four- to six-month rehabilitation program while on probation.

The camp was originally meant as an alternative to prison solely for people on probation for committing felonies, but in recent years, it has housed state inmates.


Information from: KNOP-TV, https://www.knopnews2.com

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