2 inmates escape from coronavirus-stricken Wisconsin prison

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Two inmates escaped Thursday from a Wisconsin prison where staffers have been infected with the coronavirus, police and correctional officials said. Thomas E. Deering, 46, and James R. Newman, 36, …
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Two inmates escaped Thursday from a Wisconsin prison where staffers have been infected with the coronavirus, police and correctional officials said.

Thomas E. Deering, 46, and James R. Newman, 36, escaped from the Columbia County Correctional Institution in Portage and investigators believe they could be headed toward Madison, Portage police said.

The inmates are not suspected to still be in Portage, where police advised residents earlier Thursday to stay inside and lock their homes and doors until further notice.

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