Inmate sought after early-morning escape from South Alabama work center

Published 8:29 am Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Police are looking for an inmate who escaped early this morning from the Mobile Community Work Center.

The Alabama Department of Corrections says Michael Lee Jones escaped around 2 a.m.

Jones was wearing a dark long sleeve sweater or shirt, a jacket, khaki pants and black boots.

Jones, 53, weighs 175 pounds and is 5-foot-8. He has brown eyes and a tattoo on his right arm.

He is serving time on a drug distribution charge from Talladega County.

If you see Jones, you are asked to call 911 or the Alabama Department of Corrections at 1-800-831-8825.