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 San Diego – On the evening of July 28, 2012, a minimum security inmate from the Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility (RJDCF) was discovered to have walked away from the Minimum Support Facility (MSF) located on prison grounds.  Inmate Juan Ledesma, 23, is a Hispanic male, 5’8” tall, 150 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair.  He was committed to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation on August 22, 2011, from San Diego County for Possession of a Controlled Substance.  He was scheduled to be released from custody in September 2012.

Inmate Ledesma was last seen by custody officials on the MSF at approximately 3:45 p.m. 
The RJDCF immediately implemented its escape procedures, searching the facility grounds and surrounding community, but Ledesma was not found.  All local law enforcement agencies and the California Highway Patrol have been notified and are assisting in the search for Ledesma.  Escape apprehension efforts are continuing. 

Anyone seeing Ledesma should contact local law enforcement immediately.

The RJDCF employs approximately 1,600 staff and provides secure housing for approximately 3,900 minimum, medium and high-security inmates.  The prison provides offenders academic and vocational education programs, work skills in prison industries and inmate self-help group activities.  In addition, the RJDCF contains a MSF, providing administrative, fire suppression, and off-reservation work crews.  The RJDCF works extensively with San Diego County,
in conjunction with other governmental entities, to perform many valuable services to the various communities within the county.

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July 28, 2012 
Contact: Lt. Patrick Logan
(619) 661-7802
(619) 507-8184