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.
“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.