UPDATE: Escaped Dauphin County inmate captured, corrections officers resign

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — Autum Flowers, the Dauphin County inmate who escaped from a Harrisburg hospital, is now back in custody. Flowers was located and put back in custody on Sunday. Nov. 28.

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Flowers escaped police custody on Monday, Nov, 22. She was originally incarcerated for drug-related charges on Nov. 11 and was in the hospital for reported medical needs. At the time of her escaped, Flowers was under guard by two corrections officers.

According to a report released by the prison, the correction officers stationed at the hospital with Flowers submitted resignations of employment. Both had been suspended since the day of Flowers’ escape.

“The investigation clearly showed best practices were not followed,” Prison Warden Gregory Briggs said. “There must be accountability for actions. We cannot put public safety at risk.”

The officers did not see Flowers slip out of shackles and walk out of the room and hospital facility, according to a review of the incident. They were both sitting on a bed within the hospital room when she escaped.

The Dauphin County Board of Prison Inspectors continues to review in order to make changes and minimize future risks.

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