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Redway, CA – Prison Inmates Dennis Rene Welch and Glen Martin Whiteside, both minimum security inmates who escaped from the Eel River Conservation Camp CC#31 in Redway, California were apprehended this afternoon in Santa Cruz, California.  Welch and Whiteside were taken into custody by Special Agents from the Richmond and Rancho Cordova Special Services Unit of the Office of Correctional Safety along with the Santa Cruz’s Sheriff’s Department.
At approximately 2 p.m., on July 14, 2013, the escapees were captured, arrested and taken into custody.  They were medically cleared and transported to Salinas Valley State Prison in Soledad, California without incident.  This matter will be referred to the Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office for prosecution.

Welch was serving a state prison sentence for Burglary 1st from Santa Cruz County and was scheduled to be paroled in January 2014.  Whiteside was serving a state prison sentence for Robbery 2nd from Sacramento County and was scheduled to be paroled December 2014.

Of all offenders who have escaped from an adult institution, camp or community-based program since 1977, 99.1 percent have been apprehended.


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July 14, 2013
Contact: Margaret Pieper                                                                                                    
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