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Two escaped drug offenders who fled a Southern Illinois correctional facility didn’t enjoy their freedom long.

Jerrette Reed and Kevin Rivera were apprehended without incident in a field about one mile west of Dixon Springs Impact Incarceration Program just before 9:00 this morning.

They will be escorted back to the facility, fed, and given a medical examination before being transferred to a maximum security prison. Corrections officials first noticed them missing yesterday evening.

The Illinois State Police, the U.S. Marshalls, and the Johnson County Sheriff’s Department assisted in the search. An investigation is underway.

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