HARRISBURG – The Department of Corrections, Pennsylvania State Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigations are continuing to work cooperatively to find and apprehend inmate Malcolm Kysor, who escaped Sunday from the State Correctional Institution at Albion.
Corrections and state police are using vehicle and foot patrols in the community surrounding the prison. State police is also interviewing family and friends of the inmate and those who have reported spotting him. A state police helicopter is now being used in the search.
When a tip is received on Kysor’s potential whereabouts, prison officials work with state police and immediately begin searching that area for the escaped inmate. So far, Corrections employees, specifically officers from neighboring state prisons in Cambridge Springs and Mercer, have searched a 50-mile radius of Albion.
The prison, which had been placed in lockdown status Sunday evening, is slowly being phased back into normal operation through controlled inmate movements for showering and feeding. Inmate visits still are not permitted.
Prison officials also want to remind the public that their automated community alert network, or CAN, system only dials listed telephone numbers. Individuals living or working within a two-mile radius of the prison and who have unlisted phone numbers can be added to the CAN system by contacting Lt. Greer at SCI Albion. This will ensure they, too, will receive a telephone call in the event of an emergency at the prison.
To supplement the CAN system, the prison uses an emergency siren. The siren is tested daily at noon. If it’s heard at other times, neighbors should immediately lock their doors and tune to local news media for information.
Kysor, 53, of Erie, is a white, 5’ 8,” 160-pound male who has brown hair and brown eyes and the following tattoos: flower and eagle on his right arm; rose with 2 hearts and a flower on his left arm; devil, heart and snake on his chest; and a devil with women and angel on a horse on his abdomen.
He is serving a life sentence for murder in Erie County with an effective date of April 11, 1988. He had been at SCI Albion since April 3, 2007.
Individuals with information on Kysor’s whereabouts are urged not to approach him but to contact local law enforcement or state police.
Information about Kysor, including photos of his tattoos, can be viewed here.