Police have arrested minimum-security inmate Ryan Wennekes, who escaped from a correctional facility at Goulburn.
The 29-year-old man, who escaped from the facility about 1.30pm Thursday, was arrested by officers from the Hume Police District while waiting for a train at Goulburn Railway Station.
He was taken to Goulburn Police Station where he is currently assisting police with inquiries.
Charges are expected to be laid.
Police had appealed for public assistance on Thursday to find Wennekes, who escaped while he was working at the back of the prison complex.
The Goulburn Post understands he was working on demountable classrooms at the northern end of the prison when he jumped a fence.
Saint Joseph's and Goulburn North Public School went into lockdowns on Thursday afternoon as a result, The Post has been informed.
Wennekes was serving a three-year sentence for domestic violence-related offences. His earliest release date was March, 2023.
The officer in charge at Goulburn Police Station, Inspector Matt Hinton, said the man was "assisting police with their inquiries".
"Charges are expected to be laid late this evening or early tomorrow morning."