Madera County Jail, Madera, California
September 19, 2014

Five prisoners escaped from the Madera County Jail after one prisoner tunneled out of his cell and into a common area, broke out a window and escaped. It is uncertain whether the other four prisoners coordinated the escape with the tunneling prisoner, or simply followed him out the window.

The escape attempt occurred on a Friday night. By the next evening, four of the escapees had been apprehended by the police and taken back into custody. The fifth escapee was caught on Sunday afternoon.

Citations:

Five inmates escape from Madera County jail“, Los Angeles Times, September 20, 2014.

4 out of 5 escaped inmates from Madera County Dept. of Corrections captured“, ABC 7 News, September 20, 2014.

5 escaped Madera County inmates captured“, ABC 30, September 21, 2014.

Jail Inmates Used Tunnel,Window to Escape“, National Institute for Jail Operations, September 21, 2014.