An inmate escaped Canyon County Jail by climbing over the exterior fence during his evening outdoor recreation period.

There was someone waiting for him in a vehicle and they left.

They were both found, the inmate was taken back into custody and the driver was arrested for assisting his escape.

If you remember, this is the third escape they’ve had from the tent facility in the last year.

Sheriff Kieran Donahue said the fact that three inmates have escaped the Canyon County jail this year is “ridiculous.”

He said the big reason that this keeps happening is that the minimum security tent facility is being used in a way it was never intended to be used. The outbuilding was meant to house people in Canyon County's work release program. However, due to persistent overcrowding at the jail the tent is now home to dozens of so called low-risk offenders.

The jail will soon put an officer outside the fence during recreation hours.