A man who is serving a 9-month sentence for breach of peace escaped from a prison work detail for about two hours on Friday and is now back in custody.
Kenneth Lanier, age 50, walked away from an outside work detail at the Hartford Correctional Center on Friday, according to a statement from the state Department of Correction.
He was back in custody within two hours after authorities discovered he was missing, authorities said.
Local police apprehended Lanier around 11:30 a.m. when they saw him at Saint Francis Medical Center.
Lanier was sentenced to nine months at Hartford Correctional Center on May 24 for breach of peace, officials said. He was scheduled for release on December 19.