Call to authorities claiming prison escape determined a hoax - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

Call to authorities claiming prison escape determined a hoax

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PEARL, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Officials confirm no inmate escaped from the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility in Rankin County Tuesday. 

Authorities say someone called the Rankin County Sheriff's Department claiming they saw an inmate climbing over a fence at the state prison. 

Skycopter 3 captured dozens of law enforcement spread out, searching for the alleged escapee. 

Shortly after 6 p.m., a Rankin County deputy confirmed to WLBT the call was a hoax and all inmates had been accounted for. 

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