UPDATE: Police have recaptured one of the prisoners who escaped while carrying out community work orders in Alfred Cove yesterday.
It is understood that officers were involved in the short pursuit of an allegedly stolen car in Perth's eastern suburbs this afternoon.
Escapee Jared Wayne Collard, 20, is understood to have been in the car.
The pursuit started in Middle Swan and ended at the intersection of Roe Highway and Toodyay Road in Bennett Springs near Whiteman Park about 4.30pm.
Another man in the car was also apprehended, a police spokeswoman said.
A third man who was in the allegedly stolen car fled the scene. Police are searching for him.
Police are continuing to search for another Wandoo Prison inmate who escaped with Collard, Du-Waine Chavez Bailey Brown, 22.
Brown and Collard were at Tompkins Park yesterday when they escaped during a lunch break.
They were wearing prison greens at the time.
A police spokeswoman said the men's actions were unpredictable and they should not be approached by members of the public.
Police would not reveal where they would be searching for the men today.
Brown is described as 180cm tall, dark skinned, with a scar near his right eye, and tattoo on his left forearm.
Anyone who sees Brown is urged to call police on 131 444.