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Inmate Apprehended after Walking Away from Parlin Fork Conservation Camp in Mendocino County

MENDOCINO COUNTY – Agents and investigators today apprehended a minimum-security inmate who walked away from the California Correctional Center (CCC), Parlin Fork Conservation Camp in Mendocino County on April 15, 2020.

Richard Solarzano, 32, was apprehended at approximately 2 p.m. just outside of camp grounds by CCC investigators and special agents from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation’s Office of Correctional Safety. Also assisting in the search were members of CAL FIRE, the California Highway Patrol and local law enforcement agencies.

Solorzano will be transported to CCC in Susanville, and will no longer be eligible to be housed in a Conservation Camp.

Solorzano was assigned as a cook at Parlin Fork Conservation Camp in Fort Bragg. Parlin Fork Conservation Camp houses approximately 100 minimum-custody inmates. On April 15, during a camp population count at around 8:30 p.m., staff discovered Solorzano was not in his assigned bunk.

Solorzano was received by CDCR from Orange County on March 13, 2019 to serve an eight-year sentence for first-degree burglary and assault with a deadly weapon. He was scheduled to parole in August 2022.

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. Adelaido Rodriguez (530) 257-2181 ext. 4110

inmate Richard Solarzano