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Minimum‑Security Inmate Escapes from Folsom State Prison

FOLSOM — California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) officials are looking for a minimum-security inmate who escaped from the minimum-support facility at Folsom State Prison (FSP) on Saturday, Dec. 22.

Inmate Justin Franks, 27, was discovered missing during an inmate count at 9 p.m. Dec. 22. On-duty staff immediately began searching the surrounding areas. Notification was made to local law enforcement agencies and CDCR’s Office of Correctional Safety.

Franks is a white male of light complexion, 5 feet, 10 inches tall, weighs 143 pounds and has brown eyes and short black hair. He was last seen at 7:00 p.m. wearing a light-blue shirt and blue pants with “CDCR Prisoner” on them.

He was received by CDCR from San Bernardino County in July 2018 with a three-year four month sentence for first degree burglary. He was scheduled to be released in June 2019.

Anyone who sees Franks should immediately contact law enforcement or call 911. Anyone knowing the location of Willis or having other relevant information is asked to contact the FSP Watch Commander at (916) 985-2561 extension 3019.

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. Jack Huey, (916) 817-0822

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