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By Joe Thomas
Ledger Editor 

Officer arrested in jail escape

Accused of helping two inmates escape


February 20, 2020

A correctional officer was arrested and two inmates who escaped from the Escambia County (Ala.) Work Release Center are back behind bars after several hours of freedom Saturday.

Correctional Officer Deidra Madden, 27, of Castleberry was charged with two counts of facilitating an escape and she was terminated from her job with the Escambia County Sheriff's Office, according to Sheriff Heath Jackson.

Inmates Gregory Smith, 24, of Woodbury, Tenn., and Hunter Madden, 33, of Appleton Road in Brewton, were both charged with escape. Smith was being held for theft of property I and Hunter Madden wa...

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