Two escapees back in custody as manhunt continues

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Two inmates who escaped from a southeast Queensland prison are back in custody as the manhunt continues for a third.

The trio escaped from the Palen Creek Correctional Centre, about 100km southwest of Brisbane, on Sunday. 

Two of the men, aged 32 and 20, were apprehended at Northgate in northern Brisbane about 10am on Monday and remain in police custody.

The search for third man Antonio David Mene, 28, continues.

Mene is described by police as being Torres Strait Islander and about 170cm tall with the outline of his last name tattooed on the inside of his right arm.

He was serving three years for vehicular offences.

Police have urged anyone who has seen the men not to approach him but to call triple zero.