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Inmate escapes from prison work camp in Atlanta

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ATLANTA (AP) - Federal prison officials say an inmate has escaped from a minimum security work camp in Atlanta.

The Federal Bureau of Prisons said in a news release that inmate Yancey Garringer was discovered to be missing during a count at 4 p.m. Friday at the Federal Prison Camp.

Prison officials say the FBI, the U.S. Marshals Service, as well as state and local law enforcement authorities, have been notified. A search was underway. Anyone who encounters Garringer is asked to contact local law enforcement.

Garringer has been at the camp on drug-related charges since April and was expected to be released in June 2019.

The Federal Prison Camp is a minimum security work camp at the United States Penitentiary in Atlanta. It houses just over 500 minimum security male inmates.

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