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Connecticut inmate who went missing is found

March 11, 2019

ENFIELD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut prison inmate who walked away from a furlough program at a community college over the weekend has been found.

Prisons officials say 45-year-old Christopher Somsky was apprehended at a hospital at about 11 p.m. Sunday. He was seeking treatment for a hip injury authorities think he sustained while on the run.

After Somsky is medically cleared and discharged, he will be transferred to Northern Correctional Institution and reviewed for placement under the highest level of supervision.

A prisons spokeswoman says Somsky escaped Saturday while at a second-chance day program at Asnuntuck Community College in Enfield.

Somsky is considered a low-risk offender. He’s serving a maximum nine-year sentence for second-degree robbery handed down in 2015.

Community-based prison furlough programs across the state have been suspended pending a review.