News release

ST. LOUIS (News release) (UPDATED 9:53 a.m.) Two offenders who escaped from the Dixon Springs Impact Incarceration Program are back in custody.

Jerrette Reed and Kevin Rivera were apprehended without incident in a field about one mile west of the facility just before 9 a.m. Monday. They will be escorted back to the facility, fed, and given a medical examination before being transferred to a maximum-security prison.

IDOC staff noticed Reed and Rivera missing at 5:50 p.m. Sunday.

Reed is serving a three-year sentence on meth-related charges out of Randolph County. Rivera is serving a five-year sentence for the manufacture and delivery of cocaine out of Cook County.

Illinois State Police, U.S. Marshalls, and the Johnson County Sheriff’s Department assisted in the search. An investigation is underway.

Our previous reporting is as follows:

Illinois police are warning residents near Dixon Springs, Illinois to be on the lookout for two escaped criminals.

The two men were on three- and five-year sentences for separate drug charges.

Illinois Department of Corrections

Illinois Department of Corrections

Illinois Department of Corrections

Illinois Department of Corrections

Here is the official release from authorities:

The Illinois Department of Corrections is actively searching for two offenders who escaped from the Dixon Springs Impact Incarceration Program on Sunday, December 6th.

IDOC staff noticed Jerrette Reed and Kevin Rivera missing at 5:50 p.m. Reed is serving a three-year sentence on meth-related charges out of Randolph County. Rivera is serving a five-year sentence for the manufacture and delivery of cocaine out of Cook County. Reed and Rivera were last seen wearing an orange T-Shirt and blue pants with a yellow stripe along the sides.

Though Reed and Rivera are both incarcerated for non-violent crimes, we advise people to use caution and contact authorities immediately if they see them or notice suspicious activity in their communities.

The IDOC is working with local authorities to apprehend the offenders and will provide updates as needed.

The facility is located near the Kentucky border in Pope County

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