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Missing Inmate from California State Prison-Corcoran Apprehended

Corcoran – California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) staff apprehended inmate Raul Antonio Gutierrez Sobalvarro on Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at 2:20 p.m., at a location in Corcoran, California.
Inmate Sobalvarro, 22, had walked away from a California State Prison-Corcoran minimum facility on Tuesday night, May 1. On May 2, he was seen by transportation correctional officers a few miles from the prison. The officers took him into custody without incident and transported him to California State Prison-Corcoran.
Inmate Sobalvarro was assigned to work in the prison’s dairy located outside the lethal electrified fence. He was found missing the night before shortly after 10 p.m. Institutional staff immediately notified local law enforcement and CDCR’s Office of Correctional Safety. A search was initiated, and continued until his capture on Wednesday.
Of all offenders who have escaped from an adult institution, camp or community-based program since 1977, 98.7 percent have been apprehended.
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May 2, 2012
M. Theresa Cisneros
(559) 992-6104