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Two Inmates Escape from Minimum Support Facility at Folsom State Prison

FOLSOM – Two minimum-security inmates escaped from the Folsom State Prison (FSP) Minimum Support Facility this morning. The escape was discovered when the two failed to report to their work areas.

Inmate JEFFREY WILLIAM HOWARD, 43, is a white male, 5’ 11”, 205 pounds, shaved head/brown hair and brown eyes. He was sent to prison from Los Angeles County on July 13, 2009, to serve a four-year sentence for vehicle theft.

Inmate GARRETT DANIEL SUMMITT, 34, is a white male, 6’ 0”, 230 pounds, shaved head/blonde hair and blue eyes. He was sent to prison from Los Angeles County on Dec. 10, 2009, to serve a six-year sentence for possession of a controlled substance and firearm possession.

FSP correctional staff and CDCR’s Office of Correctional Safety agents initiated escapee apprehension efforts. Local law enforcement agencies and the California Highway Patrol were notified and are assisting in the search.

Anyone seeing individuals who match the descriptions should contact law enforcement authorities immediately or call 911.

FSP opened in 1880 and is California’s second-oldest prison. It houses 3,526 minimum- and medium-security inmates and employs more than 1,100 people.

Contact: Lt. Anthony Gentile (FSP)
October 19, 2010
(916) 351-3016
(916) 949-9583 (Mobile)