Inmate apprehended more than a month after escaping DC Department of Corrections custody

Authorities have apprehended an inmate they say escaped from D.C. Department of Corrections custody over a month ago.

Officials say 22-year-old Kenneth Phillips was taken into custody Monday.

He escaped custody on the morning of March 7 from the 2000 block of Georgia Avenue NW, according to D.C. police.

Kenneth Phillips

At the time of his escape, DOC staff were transporting him to Howard University Hospital for medical treatment. He was able to escape and fled the hospital on foot wearing a black shirt and red and blue underwear.

He had previously been arrested on Nov. 16, 2021, on carjacking and burglary charges.