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Escapee from California State Prison-Corcoran Captured in Palmdale

Minimum-Security Inmate Arrested Without Incident

Palmdale, CA- Special Service Unit agents from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation’s Office of Correctional Safety (OCS) apprehended minimum-security escapee Ramon Perez on Monday, May 2, 2011 at 1:10 a.m.

Perez had walked away from the minimum-security Prison Industry dairy at California State Prison (CSP)-Corcoran Friday, April 29, at approximately 10:30 p.m. Institutional staff immediately notified local law enforcement and OCS. A search was initiated and continued until his capture on Monday.

The Special Service Unit agents had initiated surveillance in Palmdale after receiving leads from CSP-Corcoran’s Investigative Services Unit. Upon spotting Perez entering a car, the agents followed the vehicle, initiated a traffic stop, and arrested Perez without incident. The agents were assisted by Sherriff’s deputies from the Los Angeles County Sherriff’s Department-Lancaster Station.

Since 1977, 98.7 percent of all CDCR escapees have been apprehended.

CSP-Corcoran opened in 1988 and houses nearly 5,000 minimum-, medium-, maximum- and high-security custody inmates. The Kings County prison offers academic classes and vocational programs as well as community programs and work crews. The prison employs approximately 2,100 people.

CONTACT: M. Theresa Cisneros
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