Kansas inmate sentenced for jail escape

Jail Bars (KSN File Photo)
Jail Bars (KSN File Photo)

MINNEAPOLIS, Kan. (AP) — A convicted murderer has been sentenced to more than 10 additional years in prison for escaping from a north-central Kansas county jail in 2012.

Twenty-four-year-old Santos Carrera-Morales was one of four inmates who broke out of the Ottawa County jail, where they had been placed to ease overcrowding in a state prison.

All four were eventually recaptured.

The Kansas attorney general’s office says a judge on Tuesday sentenced Carrera-Morales to an additional 10 years and eight months in state custody. He was already serving time for two counts of first-degree murder in a 2007 Wichita gang shooting.

The other three escapees were sentenced earlier for the breakout.

The escapes prompted the Kansas Corrections Department to move more than a dozen state inmates from the county jail to the state prison in Ellsworth.

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