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Inmate escapes from Alabama prison for elderly and sick

David Curtis Wood | Photo: Alabama Dept. of Corrections

Authorities say a 61-year-old old inmate has escaped from Alabama's prison for elderly and sick prisoners.

Posted: May. 21, 2018 10:05 AM
Updated: May. 22, 2018 9:44 AM

HAMILTON, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say a 61-year-old old inmate has escaped from Alabama's prison for elderly and sick prisoners.

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A statement from the Department of Corrections say David Curtis Wood was wearing only white boxer shorts when he fled the Hamilton Aged and Infirmed Center on Monday morning.

The medium-security prison in northwestern Alabama is reserved for inmates who are elderly or have special medical needs.

Wood is serving a life sentence for burglary. He was sentenced in Mobile County in 1994.

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