A state prisoner who walked away from a work program on Beacon Hill last week is back behind bars after law enforcement officials tracked him to a Roxbury apartment where he surrendered without incident, according to Boston police.
Milton L. Walker, 39, was captured inside a Highland Street apartment around 9 p.m. Sunday, police said. Walker was returned to MCI-Cedar Junction. The Department of Correction will decide where he will resume serving his sentence, according to the prison officials.
It's unclear why Walker walked away from the work program at the McCormack building on Ashburton Place last Friday morning. State Police said Walker was last seen leaving the State House at 9:11 a.m.
Walker is serving a maximum of three years and six months in state prison for July 2010 conviction in Essex Superior Court for motor vehicle theft, larceny under $250, and breaking and entering with intent to commit a misdemeanor, according to the Department of Correction.
Until his escape, he was been assigned to the Boston Pre-Release center in Roslindale, a minimum security facility, the department said. He is eligible for parole on Feb. 11, 2013, the department said.
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