Desperate search continues for prisoner who escaped

Third prisoner who escaped with two others from tough Australian jail after climbing over a fence is finally caught

  • Final prisoner of three who escaped an NT prison has been recaptured 
  • The three allegedly scaled the fence after triggering a door alarm
  • Jamian Bara Bara, 38, remained on the run for almost 48 hours 

The last of three inmates who escaped from a Northern Territory prison after scaling a fence has been returned to custody.

Jamian Bara Bara, 38, spent almost two days on the run after absconding from Darwin Correctional Precinct in Holtze on Wednesday night.

Northern Territory police announced his capture on Friday afternoon.

‘We would like to thank the public for their assistance,’ Detective Senior Sergeant Karl Day said.

Jamian Bara Bara was apprehended on Friday afternoon after he and two other inmates allegedly absconding from Darwin Correctional Precinct on Wednesday night PR HANDOUT IMAGE PHOTO)

Earlier, NT Police told anyone who saw Bara Bara not to approach and to contact them.

It’s believed the trio escaped the jail after triggering a door alarm to a cottage in a low-security compound.

 Police did not say where the two other men, aged 29 and 33, were found but all of the escapees have family in Darwin and Groote Island.