Full-Scale Search Underway For Inmate Who Escaped From Connecticut Prison

A full-scale search is underway for an inmate who escaped Sunday from the Carl Robinson Correctional Institution in Enfield, Connecticut State Police said. 

Jerry Mercado
Jerry Mercado Photo Credit: Connecticut State Police

At 3:15 p.m. Sunday, the prison was placed on lockdown after a prisoner was not accounted for during a routine facility count, state police said. 

The offender, identified as Jerry Mercado, 25, is classified as a low-risk offender. He is from Hartford. 

Emergency notification to local and state officials and members of the public have been made through the state’s alert system, state police said.

If you see Mercado or know of his whereabouts, contact police by dialing 911 or contact State Police Troop H in Hartford at 860-534-1000.

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