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Inmate Walkaway Apprehended, Returned to North Kern Prison

KERN – On September 12, 2013, at approximately 1:30 am, officials at North Kern State Prison (NKSP) received information that inmate Michael Valdez, 27, who had walked away from the institution’s minimum support facility on September 1, was apprehended and in police custody.

Valdez was arrested by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department in Lynwood, California. He was later transferred to NKSP.

Inmate Valdez was serving a two-year sentence for Possession of a Controlled Substance from Los Angeles in January 2013. 

NKSP opened in April 1993, houses approximately 4600 inmates and is located in Delano Ca. NKSP has a two-fold mission. First, it functions as a reception center for the processing of incoming inmates from southern and northern counties. Secondly, it functions as the Central California Transportation Hub for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

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September 13, 2013
Contact: Lt. George Becerra
(661)721-2345 x5006