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Kern Valley State Prison Minimum Security Facility Escapee Captured

DELANO — An inmate who walked away from Kern Valley State Prison (KSVP) has been located and apprehended by California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Special Service Unit agents.

Inmate Miguel Jaime Jr., who walked away from the Minimum Support Facility of KSVP on Tuesday, March 1, was apprehended on March 3 in Modesto by CDCR special agents at approximately 8:45 p.m. Jaime has since been transported back to KVSP.

Inmate Jaime, 23, was incarcerated by CDCR on September 17, 2010 from Kern County, and arrived at KVSP on January 21, 2011. He is serving a two-year, four-month sentence for the manufacturing, sale and possession of a weapon. He served time previously for robbery and burglary.

KVSP is a level IV facility that also houses a Level I Minimum Support Facility. Approximately 4,700 inmates are incarcerated at KVSP.

Since 1977, more than 99 percent of prison escapees from California state prisons have been apprehended.

WILL ADAMS, (661)721-6306,
LT. JEFFREY SMITH (661) 721-6300 X5514