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Glen Innes prison escape: Ben Michie charged with prison escape after being captured by police at Mulligan's Hut, between Grafton and Glen Innes

Charged: Ben Michie is charged with escaping Glen Innes prison on Tuesday. He was arrested on Wednesday afternoon between Glen Innes and Grafton. Photo: NSW Police

Charged: Ben Michie is charged with escaping Glen Innes prison on Tuesday. He was arrested on Wednesday afternoon between Glen Innes and Grafton. Photo: NSW Police

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AN INMATE charged with escaping the Glen Innes Correctional Centre is back behind bars after being refused bail in court.

Ben Michie appeared in an out-of-sessions bail hearing in Armidale Local Court on Thursday morning charged with escaping lawful custody.

He was not required to enter a plea to the charge and made no application for bail, which was refused by the registrar.

Michie will be returned to Corrective Services' custody and will front court again next week.

The 27-year-old was arrested at Mulligans Hut, off the Gwydir Highway, about halfway between Glen Innes and Grafton on Wednesday afternoon.

The inmate was discovered missing at 8.50am on Tuesday from the low-security Glen Innes prison during a routine count by Corrective Services' officers on Tuesday morning.

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GOTCHA: Police have arrested a man who escaped from Glen Innes prison on Tuesday. Photo: Barry Smith 190716BSE11

GOTCHA: Police have arrested a man who escaped from Glen Innes prison on Tuesday. Photo: Barry Smith 190716BSE11

POLICE have recaptured a prisoner who has been on the run since Tuesday.

Oxley police reported the man was arrested at Mulligans Hut, off the Gwydir Highway, about halfway between Glen Innes and Grafton.

He was found at 3.45pm on Wednesday before he was taken back to Glen Innes police station and formally charged.

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The 27-year-old man was discovered missing at 8.50am from the low-security Glen Innes prison during a routine count by Corrective Services officers on Tuesday morning.

There have been several escapes from the Glen Innes jail in recent years including one in January, as well as two in October last year, who were both arrested in a dramatic police chase with police in Armidale.

This story Inmate back behind bars after allegedly spending a day on the run first appeared on The Northern Daily Leader.

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