Escape at Madera County Jail, California

Escape at Madera County Jail, California

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.


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.