What’s on your Fall #CTBucketList?

Enfield inmate who escaped for 10 days sentenced to 4 more years

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

Jerry Mercado

ENFIELD  — A Connecticut inmate who spent 10 days on the lam will be spending an extra four years behind bars.

On Tuesday, a Superior Court judge sentenced Jerry Mercado of Hartford to the additional time for escaping from a correctional institution. It will run consecutive to the sentence he’s now serving for burglary.

Police say 25-year-old Mercado had a one year to finish on his three-year sentence when he grabbed onto a vehicle and escaped from Carl Robinson Correctional Institution in Enfield on Jan. 7. Police found him 10 days later outside a gas station in Canton, Georgia.

Connecticut’s Department of Correction says it conducted security audits after the escape and “where needed, appropriate changes were made to bolster the safety and security of the facilities.”

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.