Deputies: Two escaped inmates still on the run


Hyden, Ky. (WYMT)-- An eastern Kentucky jail is still missing two inmates.

Taylor Brewer and Adam Warner escaped earlier this week, according to law enforcement.

Inmates considered a danger to society are not allowed in work release programs, said Detention Center Captain Liz Morgan.

"They are decided by the Department of Corrections," she said. "And then they classify each inmate, one through four, and one and twos can go outside, three and fours cannot."

Ricky Hendrix's escape charges do not stem from work release, but he faces those charges from two separate incidents.

"They left their door open, so I just walked right out," he said. "I was looking at some time and I figured I'd spend this summer out instead of in."

The second escape charge was filed after he was being transported.

"I kicked a window out and jumped out onto the freeway," he said.

Most of his criminal troubles, he said, have come down to drug problems.

Morgan said she still believes in the work release system.

"Inmates are going to do what inmates do. You have to trust them so much, or, you know, you couldn't take them out."

She also said Leslie County is not the only one in which inmates have escaped work release.


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