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Inmate escapes from California Institution for Men

CHINO – California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) officials are searching for an inmate who escaped from California Institution for Men (CIM) last night.

At around 9:15 p.m., it was discovered that Michael Garrett, 33, was not accounted for during the evening inmate count. An emergency search was immediately conducted, and Garrett was not found. Escape procedures were immediately activated, to include notification of local law enforcement and the activation of Office of Correctional Safety special agents to locate and apprehend Garrett.

Garrett is a white male, 5 feet, 10 inches tall, weighing 197 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. He was received by CDCR on Oct. 30, 2017, from San Diego County to serve a four-year, eight-month sentence for first-degree burglary, evading or attempting to evade a peace officer while driving recklessly, and vehicle theft. He was scheduled to parole in October 2019.

Anyone with information on Garrett’s whereabouts or who sees him is urged to call 911.

CIM, which opened in 1941, houses approximately 3,400 minimum- and medium-security inmates.

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