Mississippi  Department of  Corrections

Marshall L. Fisher

Phil Bryant







December 18, 2004


Suzanne Singletary
Phone: (601) 359-5608
Fax: (601) 359-5738

Madison County Community Work Center Inmate Captured

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 for escape.