Inmate escapes from Alabama prison for elderly and sick

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

A statement from the Department of Corrections say Davis 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.