BERKS COUNTY, Pa. (WHTM) – The nine juvenile inmates who escaped the Abraxas Academy on Sunday evening are now in custody, according to police.

According to police, the youth escaped from the Abraxas Academy, a “secure youth treatment” facility in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, located less than 10 miles from the Lancaster County border at around 8 p.m. on Sunday night.

At about 5:47 a.m. four of the escapees were taken into custody on Oak Grove Road in Morgantown, according to Pennsylvania State Police. Police said the remaining five escapees were taken into custody around 6:49 a.m. in areas of Furnace Road and Mountz Road.

Eight of the boys were from the Midstate, seven of them are from Harrisburg and one is from York.

According to the Abraxas Academy website, the facility provides “Secure Residential Treatment and Secure Detention Services” for delinquent male juveniles ages 14-18 in 9th grade or above.

The incident comes amid a recent rash of escapes at Pennsylvania jails and youth treatment facilities. In May, inmates Ameen Hurst and Nasir Grant escaped the Philadelphia Industrial Correctional Center with a 19-hour head start until officials realized they were gone.

In July, Michael Burham was arrested after police say he escaped from the Warren County Jail. He was captured after a manhunt that lasted over a week.

On August 31 Danelo Cavalcante escaped the Chester County Prison by crabwalking up a wall and pushing through razor wire. The convicted murderer was arrested after a nearly two week manhunt during which State Police say he stole a firearm.

On September 3 a violent juvenile was captured after escaping from Loysville Youth Development Center in Perry County.

Former Pennsylvania Corrections Secretary John Wetzel says he sees a trend and the culprit is not enough correctional officers and that those who are working are underpaid.

“If you’re someone who traditionally corrections systems would target to work as a correctional officer and you can make the same or more money working at Sheetz versus working a block, right? So the market has changed and corrections hasn’t caught up.”

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