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Inmate Walks Away from Minimum‑Support Facility at Salinas Valley State Prison

SOLEDAD — California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) officials are looking for a state prison inmate who walked away from the minimum-support facility at Salinas Valley State Prison (SVSP) on Sunday, April 9, 2017.

Minimum-security inmate Brian Martin, 22, was reported missing at approximately 8:45 p.m. April 9. Notification was immediately made to local law enforcement agencies. Within minutes, agents from CDCR’s Office of Correctional Safety were dispatched to locate and apprehend Martin. SVSP’s Investigative Services Unit, Crisis Response Team, local law enforcement agencies and the California Highway Patrol have been notified to assist in the search.

Martin is a white male with brown eyes and brown hair. He is 5 feet, 9 inches tall and weighs 157 pounds.

He was committed to CDCR on Feb. 5, 2015, from Butte County to serve a six-year sentence for burglary and receiving stolen property.

Anyone who sees Martin or has any knowledge of his whereabouts should immediately contact law enforcement or call 911.

SVSP opened in May 1996 on approximately 300 acres in Monterey County. The institution provides long-term housing for approximately 3,700 minimum- and maximum-custody male inmates and employs 1,395 people.

Since 1977, 99 percent of all offenders who have left an adult institution, camp or community-based program without permission have been apprehended.

Contact: Lt. Eduardo Mazariegos

(831) 678-5554