A 43-YEAR-OLD woman has been charged for helping a prisoner escape from a prison farm near Rockhampton on Tuesday.

It is believed the woman, driving a red Mitsubishi Magna sedan, helped 25-year-old Jason Hardie escape from the Capricornia Correctional Centre around 9.15pm yesterday.

It is understood the woman is the mother of the prisoner, who was incarcerated for stealing a car, The Courier-Mail reported.

The Barney Point woman was found at a Rockhampton house this morning, along with the red sedan that was used in the escape.

The woman was charged with aiding a person to escape from lawful custody and unlawful use of a motor vehicle and will appear in Rockhampton Magistrate's Court this afternoon.

But police are still hunting Hardie, who a Queensland Police Service spokeswoman said was a "low risk" prisoner with "no history of violence."

Hardie is described as Caucasian, 185cm tall, with a medium build, a shaved head and blue eyes.

He was last seen wearing a green prison shirt and blue jeans.


Police are urging anyone with information to come forward.

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