Federal prison inmates escape and return with whiskey

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Sunday, October 13, 2019
Inmates bring whiskey, cell phones back to prison: authorities
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They're accused of leaving prison and returning with contraband

BEAUMONT, Texas (KTRK) -- Four inmates are back in custody after multiple reports of escapes from a federal prison, only they're believed to have returned each time with contraband.

The men were seen leaving the grounds of the Beaumont FCI complex Friday night when they were caught by U.S. Marshals and sheriff's investigators, according to a statement from the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office.

The arrests came after repeated reports of their escapes and return to the prison with contraband, according to the statement.

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The men are accused of bringing back items including whiskey and cellphones. It wasn't clear where the contraband came from.