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CDCR Asking the Public for Information Regarding Minimum‑Security Inmate Who Escaped From Folsom State Prison

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

Anyone with information on inmate Justin Franks, 27, is asked to call Agent Lewis Leflore in the Special Service Unit in Sacramento at (916) 631-0175. Anyone who sees Franks should immediately contact law enforcement or call 911.

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 p.m. on Dec. 22 wearing a light-blue shirt and blue pants with “CDCR Prisoner” on them.

Franks was discovered missing during an inmate count at 9 p.m. on 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 and search efforts have continued since that time.

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.

California’s second-oldest prison, FSP houses approximately 2,800 medium-security general population Level II and Level III inmates. Additionally, Folsom houses minimum-security level I male inmates within a minimum-security facility located just outside of the main security perimeter.

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


December 26, 2018

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