LATEST: Prisoner still missing after escape from West Palm release center


Authorities searched Tuesday for a prisoner who escaped from the West Palm Beach Community Release Center, according to the Florida Department of Corrections.

Jeremy S. Young walked away from his work assignment without authorization at 12:15 p.m. The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office was notified of the escape and a search continues.

The community release facility is at 261 Fairgrounds Road in suburban West Palm Beach, just east of the Royal Palm Beach village limits.

Young, 38, was sentenced in January 2013 to 90 months after he was convicted in Pasco County of charges including burglary, dealing in stolen property and fraud.

Inmates granted community work detail have minimal time left on their sentence, are minimum or community custody inmates, and have a history of good behavior while incarcerated, according to a DOC spokesman.

The DOC’s recapture rate of escaped inmates was 96 percent in 2015-16, the most recent for which records are available.

Anyone with information about Young is asked to call the nearest local law-enforcement agency or the Florida Department of Corrections at 850-922-6867.


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