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Inmate Apprehended After Walking Away From Conservation Camp

SYLMAR – California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) officials announced today that inmate Jesse Jordan Diaz, 24, was taken into custody late last night, approximately seven days after he was discovered missing from the minimum-security Holton Conservation Camp located near the community of Sylmar, in Los Angeles County. 

Diaz was taken into custody by CDCR’s Special Service Unit, which had tracked him to the town of Indio. Agents located him with the help of a friend who told agents of a house where Diaz was staying.  He was taken into custody without incident.  

Diaz had walked away from Holton Conservation Camp sometime before 11:25 p.m. on Tuesday, September 22.

Diaz was committed to CDCR for a four-year sentence after his conviction for evading a peace officer. He was scheduled to be released on August 21, 2016. Diaz will be referred to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office for prosecution on escape charges.

Of all walk-aways from minimum security institutions, conservation camps, in-state contract bed facilities and community-based facilities, 98.5 percent have been apprehended.

September 30, 2015                                                        
CONTACT: Lt. Kelsey
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