Watch: Video shows prison escape of TJ Lane, 2 other inmates

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LIMA, Ohio -- Video released by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction shows the escape of TJ Lane and two other inmates from the Allen Oakwood Correctional Institution back in September.

**Watch that video in the player above**

A report released detailing the investigation also outlines how the inmates were able to do so under protective control.

According to the report, the inmates fashioned a 13.5-foot ladder over the course of several months from materials stored in a maintenance access area, similar to a crawl space. The area is about 38 inches high at its narrowest height, and is located just inside the entrance of the west wing recreation yard of the unit.

The door was secured with a padlock, which the inmates were able to breach. The inmates used the ladder during the evening recreation period to access the roof of the administration building.

Once on top of the building, all three jumped about 15 feet to the ground and escaped through a soybean field directly north of the prison and fled north at about 7:38 p.m.

The report states that security systems were immediately activated. Bruce was captured about nine minutes later, and is seen on the video being apprehended.

Lane was found in a wooded area at about 1:20 a.m. Opperud was found at about 4:22 a.m. north of where they escaped.

The investigation following the escape indicated the three constructed the ladder over the course of several months. A security camera was also found inoperable due to a lightning strike.

Since the incident, several of the locks have been replaced with higher security locks. Access to the maintenance  area is now also properly secured.

The state has already reassigned the warden at the prison and demoted the deputy warden.

For the entire report, click here.

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