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Jackson County inmate escapes from federal prison

Prisoner escaped from minimum security FCI Marianna
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Posted at 3:19 PM, Dec 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-31 15:19:44-05

MARIANNA, Fla. (WTXL) — The Federal Correctional Institution in Marianna says an inmate escaped late Wednesday night from the facility's adjacent minimum security satellite camp.

According to the report, 40-year-old Jermaine Smith was discovered missing from the FCI Marianna's satellite camp.

There have been no issued orders for people to remain indoors. There is no indication the escaped inmate is armed.

The escaped inmate description and charge follow:

Jermaine Smith – black male, 5’06”, 170 lbs. 40 years old Charges: Racketeering

Smith was originally sentenced in the District of Nevada to 150 months for participation in a racketeer influenced corrupt organization.

An internal investigation was initiated.

Anyone with information about this individual should contact the United States Marshals Service at (202) 307-9100.

FCI Marianna is a medium-security facility with an adjacent minimum security satellite camp that currently houses 562 male and female offenders. Additional information about the Federal Bureau of Prisons can be found by clicking here.

Agencies assisting in the search include The United States Marshals Service and The Federal Bureau of Investigation. Other law enforcement agencies were notified.

This is a developing story.