Jackson – Madison County Community Work
Center inmate Joseph Prent Brasfield, who escaped last night from his work
site at the Canton Fire Department in Canton, Miss., is now in custody.
Brasfield was captured this evening at approximately 6:30 p.m. by
Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC) officials at a department store
on Terry Road in Jackson, Miss. Brassfield is currently at the Central
Mississippi Correctional Facility where he will await transportation to the
Mississippi State Penitentiary in Parchman.
Brasfield, a 31-year old white male,
was serving two sentences for shoplifting and uttering forgery in Rankin
County. If convicted, Brasfield could face an additional five-year sentence