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Two Inmates who Walked Away from Folsom Apprehended

Howard in Custody in Inglewood; Summitt Returned to Folsom State Prison

FOLSOM – Two minimum-security inmates who walked away from the Folsom State Prison (FSP) Minimum Support Facility on October 19, 2010, have been taken into custody.

Inmate Jeffrey William Howard, 43, is in the custody of the Inglewood Police Department facing additional felony charges and will be released to Folsom Prison officials later this week. Howard originally was scheduled to parole in March 2011.

Inmate Garrett Daniel Summitt, 34, was taken into custody by FSP investigations staff members. Summitt is in custody at FSP where he will face additional charges relating to his walking away from the facility. He originally was scheduled to parole in October 2012.

FSP Investigative Services Unit officers and the CDCR’s Office of Correctional Safety agents worked collaboratively with local law enforcement agencies and the California Highway Patrol, which proved to be instrumental in the escape apprehension efforts.

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.