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Katie Moore / Eyewitness News
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COVINGTON, La. -- The St. Tammany Sheriff's Office says they have captured a work release inmate who escaped Tuesday afternoon.

Bill Stites, an inmate in the controversial North Shore Workforce facility in Covington went missing at the end of his shift at Windmill Nursery Tuesday.

Several other inmates also work there and all returned to the facility that night on time.

Stites was serving prison time for theft.

North Shore Workforce has been the subject of a number of eyewitness investigates reports in recent months for alleged violations of department of corrections policies.

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