Fayette County

Escaped Blackburn prison inmates recaptured less than 24 hours after escape

Herald Leader Staff

Waltez Franklin.
Waltez Franklin. Kentucky Department of Corrections

Two inmates who escaped from Blackburn Correctional Complex have been captured.

Jordan Green, 24, and Waltez Franklin, 23, escaped just after 8 p.m. Monday, according to a post by Kentucky State Police.

The pair were recaptured around 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Green, 24, was serving sentences out of Boone and Kenton counties for robbery, burglary, theft and other crimes, according to the Kentucky Department of Corrections website.

Franklin, 23, was serving sentences out of Warren County for robbery, assault and possession of a forged instrument, the corrections department website stated.

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