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DOC: Inmate who escaped from North Bend prison back in custody

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Shawn Friese (Photo: Oregon Department of Corrections) Shawn Friese (Photo: Oregon Department of Corrections)
NORTH BEND, OR (KPTV) -

An inmate who escaped from Shutter Creek Correctional Institution in North Bend is back in custody, according to the Oregon Department of Corrections. 

Prison workers discovered Shawn James Friese missing at 4 p.m. Tuesday.

He was found and arrested at 11:10 a.m. Wednesday morning near North Bend. No other details were released about his arrest by the Department of Corrections. 

Friese entered Oregon Department of Corrections custody on Sept. 3 on convictions for burglary and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle out of Douglas County.

His earliest release date was July 2019.

Shutter Creek is a minimum-security prison that houses around 286 male inmates who are within four years of releases. It serves as a transition facility that focuses on work programs and preparing inmates for return to the community.

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