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Inmate escapes from Washington Ridge Conservation Camp

For Immediate Release

Watch Commander, (530) 257-2181×4173 or

Washington Ridge Conservation Camp at (530) 265-4623

Nevada City – A minimum-security inmate from California Correctional Center escaped from Washington Ridge Conservation Camp late Wednesday night, July 7, 2010 at approximately 9:45 p.m.

Inmate Jeffery Shook, 36, is a White male, 205 pounds, 6 foot 2 inches tall, brown hair and hazel eyes. He was committed to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) on February 2, 2006 from Orange County for vehicle theft. He was scheduled to be paroled in April 2013.

Inmate Shook was last seen just prior to the 9:45 p.m. count at Washington Ridge, a conservation camp outside Nevada City, Nevada County. The camp houses minimum-custody inmates.

Staff searched the facility grounds and the immediate area surrounding the camp after the escape but Shook was not found. All local law enforcement agencies and the California Highway Patrol were notified and are assisting CDCR custody staff and Special Service Unit agents in the search for Shook.

Escape apprehension efforts are continuing. Anyone seeing him should contact 9-1-1 or law enforcement authorities immediately.

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Anyone having information about or knowledge of the location of Jeffery Shook should contact the California Correctional Center Watch Commander at 530-257-2181×4173 or Washington Ridge Conservation Camp at (530) 265-4623.