Search underway after state inmate escapes prison

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    WEST LIBERTY, Ky. (WDKY) - The Kentucky Department of Corrections is searching for a state prisoner who left the Eastern Kentucky Correctional Complex.

    The state is searching for John Parrott, 40, who walked away from an outside work detail at a tree farm.

    Parrott is serving a 38-year sentence for several convictions out of Nelson and Jefferson counties.

    The inmate was eligible for parole in March.

    Anyone with information on Parrott's whereabouts is asked to call Kentucky State Police Post 8 at 606-784-4127.

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