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Md. inmate walks away from work release job

Saturday - 5/26/2012, 3:20pm  ET

BALTIMORE - Police and corrections officials in Maryland are looking for an inmate who walked away from his work assignment.

Police say 30-year-old Jermaine Jeter left a Baltimore detention facility Friday morning and never reported to his scheduled work-release job at an area Checkers restaurant.

Authorities say Jeter was nearing the end of a prison sentence for second-degree murder. Prison spokesman Mark Vernarelli says inmates such as Jeter are given work-release jobs to help with their transition back to society.

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