He was caught after the police received information that inmates were escaping from the federal facility and crossing onto private land owned by a local rancher.
According to Dallas News, 25-year-old Joshua Hansen, who was serving a 27-month sentence for conspiring to distribute a designer drug, now faces charges of escape and marijuana possession.
Non-violent offenders and inmates on work release have walked off from the federal facility "pretty much since Day 1" to get contraband items to bring back in the prison, Jefferson County Sheriff's Deputy Marcus McLellan said to the Beaumont Enterprise.
An investigation into the incident is ongoing, said the Sheriff's Office in its statement.
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