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Arkansas Inmate Captured After 32 Years On The Lam

Minimum-security inmate Steven Dishman was reported missing from his Little Rock job site in 1985. State police say someone he met five years after his escape tipped them off to his whereabouts.

Updated at 12:28 p.m. ET

It was May 28, 1985. Ronald Reagan was president, Wham! was tearing up the charts, and Rambo: First Blood Part II was in theaters. And 28-year-old Steven Dishman, a minimum-security inmate at the Benton

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