Kearon Tyrone Hunte was serving a six-year sentence for conspiracy to supply Class A drugs at HMP Kirkham before he escaped on October 5, 2019.
Hunte, 31, and fellow inmate Christoper Kerrigan went on the run after scrambling over a perimeter fence at the Category D prison at around 7.30pm.
Kerrigan, who was jailed in January 2018 for seven years for wounding offences, was detained on January 13, 2020, but Hunte remained on the run.
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Police have now confirmed Hunte was arrested in Leeds today (June 17) - over eight months after escaping from the prison.
A spokesperson for Lancashire Police said: "Kearon Tyrone Hunte, 31, made off from HMP Kirkham in October.
"He had been serving a six-year sentence for conspiracy to supply Class A drugs.
"Hunte was arrested in Leeds and is currently in custody."