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Pickens Co. Inmate Walks Away From Work Crew

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PICKENS COUNTY, S.C. -

A Pickens County inmate faces additional jail time after authorities say he walked away from a work crew Wednesday morning.

Matthew Mill Brissey was working near Cartee Road around 10 a.m.

The sheriff's office says several agencies searched for Brissey after he left.  He was taken into custody about two hours later.

Brissey was serving a 30-day sentence for providing false information to a police officer.  He now faces up to an additional year in jail.

The work program saves taxpayer money and prison director Keith Vinson says it attempts to give the inmates work ethic.

But even after another escape prison director Keith Vinson says he isn't worried about safety.

"I'm a resident of Pickens County wife, my oldest son they work in Pickens County. My young son goes to school in Pickens County. I'm not going to put an inmate that could run and do harm to my family," Vinson said.

The sheriff believes the way the response to this incident was handled helped keep the public from any danger. Though any escape is taken seriously.

"He wasn't dangerous but when you do something like escape from a simple work detail it shows his thought process might be off a little bit so we wanted him back in jail as soon as possible," Sheriff Rick Clark said.

The prison has made changes including a rotation system on work crews so the prisoners can't strategies the timing an escape.

Inmate supervisors also go through yearly mandatory training.

We asked about further changes and leaders plan to review the whole situation Thursday morning.

"If there is anything that we think that would prevent this from happening in the future - it'll be enacted," Vinson said.

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