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Police arrest prison escapee

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Catherine Chisholm

Police have arrested a Victorian prisoner who escaped from Langi Kal Kal Prison near Ballarat.

The 29-year-old man was arrested in Colac on Friday afternoon.

Police said a 44-year-old Werribee woman was also arrested.

Both are in custody and assisting police with their inquiries.

Police said the man escaped from the minimum security facility sometime between 9pm Wednesday and 7am Thursday.

Uniformed officers with tracking dogs searched nearby properties.

The man was was imprisoned for burglary and theft.

Inmates at the prison farm are housed for short periods or as they are being prepared for release.

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