OPA-LOCKA (CBSMiami) – An inmate who escaped Friday morning from their facility in Opa-locka has been recaptured.
The corrections department said 35-year-old Eric Mack left Opa-locka Community Release Center without authorization from staff.
Mack was recaptured Friday afternoon and taken into custody by Miramar police.
“Inmates granted community work release have minimal time left on their sentence, are minimum or community custody inmates, and have a history of good behavior while incarcerated,” according to the correction’s department.
Mack was serving a two year, four month sentence for a burglary charge.
The Miami-Dade police department was immediately notified of Mack’s escape and a search was launched.
The department notes that in the last six years or so, they’ve had a 74 percent drop in inmate escapes and a 96 percent rate of capture.