Joel Back: WA police arrest 42-year-old man who escaped from Mt Barker’s Pardelup Prison Farm on Sunday
UPDATE: Joel Back has been arrested without incident after he was found by Police near Mt Bakrer just after 6pm on Monday.
WA Police began their search on Sunday evening for a prisoner who escaped from Pardelup Prison Farm near Mt Barker.
Joel Back, 42, was described as being 175cm tall with dark hair, a tattoo on his left arm and a scar on his forehead.
Mr Back was last seen wearing green clothing before he absconded from custody.
The prison, situated in the Great Southern, is a minimum security facility designed to reintegrate offenders back into the community.
The 2600ha property is off Muir Highway in Forrest Hill, west of Mt Barker.
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