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Man Who Walked Away from Minimum‑Security Facility at North Kern State Prison Apprehended

BAKERSFIELD –California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) officials announced an offender who walked away yesterday from the minimum-security facility at North Kern State Prison (NKSP) in Delano has been apprehended.

At approximately 4:15 p.m. on Oct. 26, 2023, CDCR special agents took 37-year-old Tony McDade into custody without incident in Bakersfield. He will be rehoused in a higher security area at NKSP and his case will be referred to the Kern County District Attorney for consideration of escape charges.

McDade was received from Los Angeles County on July 24, 2023, to serve a two-year, eight-month, sentence for two counts of second-degree burglary.

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


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Tony McDade
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