News Releases

North Kern State Prison Escapee Apprehended

On June 14, 2011, at approximately 9:15 p.m., North Kern State Prison (NKSP) Staff discovered Inmate Ricky Lynn Wallis missing from the Minimum Support Facility portion of the prison. Prison staff implemented escapee apprehension procedures at 9:30 p.m.

On June 15, 2011, at approximately 1:20 p.m., North Kern State Prison’s Investigative Service Unit along with the California Department of Corrections’ Office of Correctional Safety apprehended Inmate Wallis at a residence in Earlimart, California.

The NKSP Investigative Services Unit took Inmate Wallis into custody and returned to the institution where he was positively identified and placed into the Administrative Segregation Unit.

Requests for further information should be directed to Lieutenant Patrice Davis, Public Information Officer, North Kern State Prison, at (661) 721-2345 extension 5006 or (661) 203-2283.

For Immediate Release
June 16, 2011