ALDERSON, W.Va. (AP) _ One of three escapees from the Federal Prison for Women was captured Saturday, one day after the breakout, prison officials said.

The police chief in Rainelle, more than 25 miles from the prison, recognized Jody Fallon, 29, of Weston, Neb., in a fast-food restaurant and arrested her without incident, said Associate Warden Collette Anderson.

Ms. Fallon was serving 10 years for firearms offenses, Ms. Anderson said.

Law-enforcement officers began searching for the three inmates after they were reported missing late Friday from the only federal prison solely for women.

The women were not considered armed or dangerous, Ms. Anderson said.

''We've searched all around the fence and couldn't find anything that might tell us how they escaped,'' she said. ''We are still investigating.''

Still at large were Mary Farmer, 30, of Oklahoma City, Okla., serving 7 years for manufacturing amphetamines, and Rebecca Stewart, 30, of Rogers, Texas, serving 12 years for manufacturing and possessing amphetamines.

Ms. Fallon came to Alderson on July 1; Ms. Farmer began serving her sentence on Sept. 17, and Ms. Stewart was incarcerated Oct. 9, Ms. Anderson said.

Another prisoner, Eugenia Amparo Osorio-Santiago, escaped Dec. 21 and is still missing. Osorio-Santiago of Queens, N.Y., was serving 18 years on a cocaine charge, officials said.