Escaped inmates captured in field near Illinois boot camp

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Monday, December 7, 2015

DIXON, Ill. (WLS) -- Two inmates who escaped from a boot camp in downstate Illinois were captured Monday.

Jerrette Reed, 25, and Kevin Rivera, 20, vanished just before 6 p.m. Sunday from the Dixon Springs Impact Incarceration Program in Pope County, near the Kentucky border.

The Illinois Department of Corrections said Reed and Rivera was found around 9 a.m. Monday in a field about a mile west of the facility. They were apprehended without incident.

Rivera was serving a five-year sentence for the manufacture and delivery of cocaine out of Cook County. Reed was serving a three-year sentence for meth-related charges out of Randolph County.

Their escape is under investigation.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.