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Inmate Apprehended After Walking Away from Fenner Canyon Conservation Camp in Los Angeles County

Valyermo– California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) Special Service Unit (SSU) agents apprehended a minimum-security inmate who walked away last night from the Fenner Canyon Conservation Camp, located near the community of Valyermo in Los Angeles Count. 

At approximately 8:30 am, CDCR’s SSU- Rancho Cucamonga agents identified Tom Williams III, 31, at a known residence in Lancaster and took inmate  into custody after he walked away from the camp Thursday night.

Williams was committed to CDCR on August, 9, 2011 from Los Angeles County to serve a three-year, four-month sentence for possession of a firearm by an ex-felon.  He was scheduled to parole in January 2013.

Of all offenders who have escaped or walked away from an adult institution, camp or community-based program since 1977, 98.7 percent have been apprehended.