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Inmate Walkaway at Wasco State Prison – Reception Center

WASCO – On Oct. 31, 2014, at approximately 3:20 p.m., officials at Wasco State Prison-Reception Center (WSP-RC) discovered that a state prison inmate identified as Daniel Joseph Valdivieso, #AK3598, walked away from the Minimum Support Facility. 
Valdivieso, 22, was received at WSP-RC from Los Angeles County on April 8, 2014, for the commitment offense Possession of Controlled Substance for which he received a two-year eight-month sentence.  
He is described as Hispanic, 5 feet 6 inches tall, 140 pounds, medium build, with brown hair, hazel eyes, and a moustache and goatee.
Prison officials have contacted local law enforcement agencies and are currently looking for Valdiviezo. Anyone with information is encouraged to call 911 immediately.
WSP-RC’s primary mission is to provide short-term housing necessary to process, classify, and evaluate new inmates physically and mentally, and determine their security level, program requirements and appropriate institutional placement.  WSP-RC was opened February 1991, houses approximately 5,000 inmates and employs approximately 1,700 people.