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Inmate Escape From Owens Valley Conservation Camp, CC#26

BISHOP – On March 17, 2011, at approximately 8:30 PM, a Sierra Conservation Center inmate assigned to Owens Valley Conservation Camp in Inyo County was discovered missing during a camp count. Inmate Yahua Yang, a minimum custody inmate could not be located by camp staff at the completion of the 2030 camp count. Escape procedures were immediately activated.

Inmate Yang, 37, was serving a seven year sentence for Possession of Controlled Substance for Sale from Los Angeles County. Yang was scheduled to parole December 24, 2012. YANG may be wearing grey sweat pants and a grey sweat shirt, black boots and an orange prison jacket with prison lettering. Yang is an Asian male with black short length hair and brown eyes with a medium build. Yang is approximately 5’ 8” tall and weighs approximately 160 pounds.

A search for inmate Yang was immediately initiated and Officials have notified surrounding residents as well as local Law Enforcement Agencies. If anyone sees Yang, please notify your local authorities, Owens Valley Camp, or call 911.

Owens Valley Conservation Camp, CC #26, which opened in 1963, houses approximately 128 minimum security inmates and is located approximately ten miles north of Bishop on Highway 395. Owens Valley Camp is jointly operated by CAL FIRE and CDCR and is under the jurisdiction of Sierra Conservation Center. The primary mission of this camp is to respond to statewide Wildfire emergencies and fire prevention conservation projects within Inyo and Mono Counties.

MARCH 19,2011
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