The Walker County Jail in Jasper, northern Alabama, has been around since 1988 and is known to house at least 250 convicts serving prison terms for various crimes. On Sunday night, July 30, twelve prisoners from the Walker County Jail, escaped the prison out of which eleven were recaptured by the Officials within 12 hours. The last prisoner was finally captured on Tuesday, August 1. As one of the prisoners was on the run for a long time, the residents of the town are asked to stay indoors and to turn on all outdoor lighting.

The charges against the convicts

The twelve prisoners who had escaped the jail were aged 18 to 30 and were convicted for various punishable offenses. Two of the prisoners were convicted for an attempt to murder and the last one to be captured was convicted for being in possession of drugs.

The authorities offered a $500 reward to anyone who could give the details of the whereabouts of the escaped prisoners. It is believed that most of them escaped on foot. However, it is being suspected that some of them used a car to escape. The eleven prisoners were found around Jasper, which is about 35 miles away from Birmingham.

The last inmate to be captured

The last prisoner to be caught was the 24-year-old man called Brady Andrew Kilpatrick who is a resident of Cordova.

He was serving jail time for several drug related offenses. The man gave officials tough time and the manhunt also included off-duty prison personnel along with the local police department. Kilpatrick's lawyer says that drugs may have played a role in the inmate to attempt an escape from the prison. Kilpatrick was caught in South Florida, which is about 600 miles away from the jail.

How did the twelve inmates manage to escape?

On Monday, July 31, Jim Underwood, the Walker County Sheriff, held a press conference where he told the media that the inmates planned the prison break very strategically and used peanut butter to escape the facility. They took advantage of the fact that there was a new guard placed in the control room, who wasn’t well aware of the numbering systems on the gates.

The inmates changed the numbers above the jail cells using peanut butter and told a guard, who is yet to be identified to open the door. The guard opened the door to let them in the cell, but the number which they inmates gave the worker wasn’t of their cell but of the outside gate. That is how the twelve inmates planned their horrific escape.