A Canberra man who escaped from prison last year was acquitted on Tuesday of a single charge of aggravated burglary from 2015.
But he will stay behind bars until at least December for the escape.
Jacob Howard MacDonald, 21, attracted attention when on September 2, 2016, he and another detainee Patrick McCurley became the first to escape from the Alexander Maconochie Centre.
The pair used a makeshift ladder to scale three fences in 4 minutes.
While McCurley, 28, was caught a few days later, MacDonald was missing for more than a week before police picked him up at a home in Narrabundah. It later emerged in court that MacDonald got his girlfriend pregnant while on the run.
An ACT Supreme Court jury on Tuesday acquitted MacDonald on a sole charge of aggravated burglary, after a two day trial this week. He was on remand at the time of the escape.
Despite the acquittal, MacDonald will remain in jail, after he was earlier sentenced to 15 months in prison for the escape.
His co-escapee, McCurley, was given 18 months for the escape, as part of a longer sentence for crimes that included traffic offences.