Authorities said Shawn Luce and Brandon Grant were caught in a wooded area near the Koss Center Alternative School around 1:30 p.m.
College Street Elementary School, located directly across the street from the jail, was placed on lockdown as a precaution while the inmates were on the loose.
According to officials, the pair escaped as welders were fixing some doors.
Luce and Grant will face a number of charges including escape and evading arrest.
The Manchester Police Department assisted the Coffee County Sheriff’s Department in the search.