Prison inmate escapes in Alexander City

Joseph Lee Rainey, 21, escaped the Alexander City Community Based Facility Wednesday afternoon.

The Alabama Department of Corrections is searching for an inmate who escaped from the Alexander City Community Based Facility on Wednesday.

Joseph Lee Rainey, 21, could not be located during an institutional count at approximately 1:35 p.m., and he remained missing following a subsequent search of the facility. He is now considered an escapee. He was accounted for in a previous count at 12:35 p.m., putting his escape in a one hour timeframe.

Rainey was sentenced to a two year term out of Talladega County as a Youthful Offender in August, but his sentence expiration date is July of 2013. He had a possible parole hearing set for December 20.

If you have information regarding the whereabouts of this individual please contact your local law enforcement agency.


Age:{} 21Race:{} WhiteSex:{} MaleHeight:{} 6'1Weight:{} 190Eyes:{} BrownHair:{} Brown