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Walkaway Apprehended, Returned to Wasco State Prison-Reception Center

WASCO – Daniel Joseph Valdivieso, 22, was arrested on Nov. 2, 2014, at approximately 8:15 p.m. by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation’s Special Services Unit in the Norwalk area.
On Oct. 31, 2014, at approximately 3:20 p.m., officials at Wasco State Prison-Reception Center (WSP-RC) received information that Valdivieso had walked away from the Minimum Support Facility.
Valdivieso was placed into police custody without any use of force. WSP-RC staff will return him to prison custody today.  
Valdivieso 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. 
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.