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Inmate Walks Away from Pilot Rock Conservation Camp

Santa Cruz – A minimum-security inmate from California Correctional Center (CCC) walked away from Ben Lomond Conservation Camp (CC #45) on May 27, 2016.

Inmate Leroy Hampton, 46, is a black male, 5’ 11” tall, 178 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair. He was committed to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation on June 7, 2001, from Fresno County for Robbery 1st. He was scheduled to be released from CDCR custody on April 27, 2019.

Hampton was assigned to an inmate firefighting crew at CC #45 in Santa Cruz County. The camp houses approximately 110 minimum-custody inmates.

Inmate Hampton was last seen at CC #45 by camp staff on May 27 at 10:15 p.m. during a routine security check of the camp.  He was observed leaving the camp perimeter, wearing grey sweat clothing. Attempts to get Hampton to return of his own accord were not successful.

CDCR, CAL FIRE, law enforcement personnel, along with local law enforcement agencies and the California Highway Patrol were notified and are assisting in the search for Hampton. All responding law enforcement agencies are continuing with the search and apprehension efforts at this time.

Anyone seeing Inmate Hampton should contact 9-1-1, or law enforcement authorities immediately. Information about Hampton, or knowledge of his location, should be directed to the CCC Watch Commander at (530) 257-2181 extension 4173.

May 28, 2016

CONTACT: Lt. William Tyler
530-257-2181 x4106