Convicted murderer escapes from Alabama work release

An Alabama man serving life in prison for a 1993 murder escaped from a work release center Saturday night.

Daniel Miner, 43, escaped from the Childersburg Work Release center near Talladega around 9:30 p.m. and is still on the loose, according to the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office.

Miner, listed at 5′6″ and 192 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes, has “white power” tattoos on his arms and torso, “cracker bolts” on his right torso and neck, an iron cross and a dragon on his back, according to the state Department of Corrections.

He’s categorized as “minimum-out,” which is used for inmates who “do not pose a significant risk to self or others and (are) suitable to be assigned off-property work details without the direct supervision of correctional officers,” according to the DOC. Those inmates, like Miner, are often assigned to Community Work Centers, like Chldersburg, where they’re assigned jobs that require minimal supervision.

It’s unclear exactly how Miner was able to escape the facility.

Miner was sentenced life in prison with the possibility of parole in July 1994 for the 1993 shooting death of Edward Lee Williams during a robbery.

In 2003, he was sentenced to another three years, to be served concurrently, for promoting prison contraband.

 

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