Escaped Decatur-area inmate taken back into custody without incident by Department of Corrections

DECATUR, Ala. (WIAT) — The Alabama Department of Corrections has retaken an inmate into custody that escaped from a work-release program in Decatur, according to a release from the organization.

Michael Ray Morrison, 45, stands 5’8 and weighs 185 pounds with blue eyes and strawberry blonde hair. Morrison has distinctive tattoos associated with the Aryan Brotherhood, including a swastika and 14-88 representations.

Morrison was last seen escaping from the Decatur Work Release Center around 7:35 p.m. on Monday, but was taken into custody without incident with another escapee around 1 p.m. on Tuesday near Hospitality Park in Decatur.

A third inmate, James Brent Brown, remains at large.

DOC is asking anyone with any information to call them at (800) 831-8825.

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