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New Jersey Convict Escapes Weeks Before Parole

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    Inmate Nearing Parole Escapes South Jersey Prison

    Arthur Buckel went missing from the Ancora unit of Bayside State Prison just 19 days before his parole. (Published Tuesday, May 3, 2016)

    An inmate escaped from a minimum security prison in New Jersey weeks before he was due for parole.

    Corrections Department spokesman Matt Schuman says 38-year-old Arthur Buckel was missing when guards at the Ancora unit of Bayside State Prison in Winslow Township did a count at 6 a.m. Tuesday.

    Schuman says Buckel, whose last known address was Clifton, was serving a sentence at the minimum security lockup for aggravated assault. He was scheduled to be paroled on May 21.

    Buckel -- who stands 5-foot, 9-inches tall and weighs around 180 pounds -- worked as a janitor in the prison.

    Winslow Township Police sent out a Nixle alert about the escape and asked anyone who spots Buckel to immediately call 911.

    Schuman says Buckel could face an addition 3 to 5 years in prison for escaping once he's recaptured.