2 inmates captured after escaping from Canon City prison

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Source: Colorado Department of Corrections

CANON CITY, Colo. — Two inmates were captured after escaping from a prison in Canon City, the Colorado Department of Corrections said Monday.

About 9:30 a.m. Monday, inmates George Roloff and Luke Tanner escaped from the Colorado Territorial Correctional Facility on the west side of the town.

“Upon discovery of the escape, local law enforcement was immediately notified and captured both offenders shortly after the escape,” officials said.

Roloff is serving time for a number of menacing and extortion charges out of Mesa County.

Tanner is in prison for a robbery in the city and county of Denver,  contraband introduction in Lincoln County, and escape and substance abuse in Fremont County, officials said.

Officials did not say how the men escaped.

The Colorado Territorial Correctional Facility is a different facility from the nearby Supermax federal prison in Florence.

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