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Two Prisoners Escape While on Work Release

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WILKES-BARRE -- In Luzerne County, police caught two prisoners who escaped while on work release from the Luzerne County jail.

According to police, the men were taking out trash around 2 p.m. at a facility not far from the jail, when they simply walked away.

The men were caught a couple hours later in Plains Township.

Police have not released the names of the prisoners involved in the escape.