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Minimum-Security Inmate Walks Away from Deuel Vocational Institution

TRACY — California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) officials are looking for a minimum-security inmate who walked away from the minimum-support facility at Deuel Vocational Institution, in Tracy on Sunday, Oct. 1.

Inmate Bobby D. John, 40, was last seen at his job assignment at the Prison Industry Authority Dairy yesterday morning. On-duty staff immediately began searching the surrounding areas. Notification was made to local law enforcement agencies and CDCR’s Office of Correctional Safety. 

John is 5 feet, 6 inches tall, weighs 207 pounds and has green eyes and brown hair. He was received by CDCR out of Sacramento County in May 2014 with a six-year sentence for first degree burglary, and was scheduled to be released in November 2020.

Anyone who sees John should immediately contact law enforcement or call 911. Anyone knowing the location of John or having other relevant information is asked to contact the Deuel Vocational Institution Watch Commander at (209) 835-4141, extension 3842.

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


October 2, 2017   

CONTACT: Lt. Christene Zoucha

(209) 830-3851