A PRISONER who escaped custody from a minimum-security correctional facility in Muswellbrook has been caught by police.
The 41-year-old man allegedly escaped about 6am on Wednesday.
Police launched a public appeal for information and a wide scale search across the Upper Hunter and nearby regions.
About 7am Thursday police attended a car park on Byng Street, Orange, and arrested the 41-year-old man without incident.
He was taken to Orange Police Station and charged with inmate escape/attempt to escape from lawful custody.
He was refused bail to appear at Orange Local Court on Thursday.
While you’re with us, did you know The Herald is now offering breaking news alerts, daily email newsletters and more? Keep up-to-date with all the local news - sign up here.