2 inmates escape from minimum-security Lexington prison

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Authorities are searching for two inmates who escaped from a minimum-security state prison in Lexington.

The Kentucky State Police said in a news release that 24-year-old Jordan Green and 23-year-old Waltez Franklin escaped Monday evening from Blackburn Correctional Complex.

The Department of Corrections says Green was serving a 28-year sentence for convictions out of Boone County which included robbery and burglary. He is a white male, 5-foot-9 and 167 pounds, with brown hair and hazel eyes.

The website says Franklin was serving a 20-year sentence for convictions out of Warren County for robbery and assault. Franklin is a black male, 6-foot-2 and 175 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair.

It is unclear how the men escaped from the prison.


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