Escaped NJ prisoner captured in Florida after 23 years

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Escaped NJ inmate captured: Matt O'Donnell reports during Action News Mornings on March 13, 2018. (WPVI)

A man who escaped from a South Jersey prison 23 years ago is back in custody.

A New Jersey Department of Corrections spokesperson confirms that authorities caught up with 74-year-old Enrique Silva in Florida.

Silva escaped from a work detail at Riverfront State Prison in Camden in May of 1995.

Officials say he was serving an eight- to 20-year term for possession and distribution of narcotics.

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