Ark. officials probe badges in prison escape

VARNER, Ark. (AP) - Correction officials are looking into whether real or fake identification badges were used by two convicted killers who fled an Arkansas prison wearing guard uniforms.

Correction Department spokeswoman Dina Tyler said Monday that Calvin Adams and Jeffrey Grinder have been cooperating with investigators since they've returned to the state during the weekend. Adams and Grinder escaped from the Cummins Unit prison May 29 and were captured last week in New York. They are now being held at Varner Supermax prison.

Adams and Grinder were found with badges that looked like staff identification cards, but Tyler said they don't know yet if they were real or fakes. Tyler said investigators are probing whether the escapees altered inmate badges to look like staff IDs.

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