Monday, April 21, 2014

Walk Away from Oak Glen Conservation Camp Apprehended

YUCAIPA, CA – California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) officials announced today that inmate James S. Murray, 49, was taken back into custody late Sunday evening, approximately 24 hours after he was discovered missing from the minimum security Oak Glen Conservation Camp #35.  

Murray turned himself into custody staff at the camp at approximately 9:00 pm, after apparently walking away from the camp some time after a routine security check at 8:20 pm Saturday night. Murray has been transported to the California Institution for Men in Chino.   

Inmate Murray was committed to CDCR for a four year sentence, for 2nd Degree Burglary.  He was scheduled to be released on August 28, 2015.  This matter will be referred to the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office for prosecution of escape charges.

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

April 21, 2014                           
Contact:  Lt. von Savoye
(209) 984-5291 extension 5499


Two Inmates Who Walked Away From Mule Creek State Prison Minimum Support Facility Apprehended.

IONE — Minimum-security inmates Patrick Raines and Johnny Maciel walked away from Mule Creek State Prison’s Minimum Support Facility in Amador County on April 16. Both Inmates were apprehended at about 8:20 a.m. Saturday, April 19.

They were apprehended near the intersection of Willow Creek Road and Highway 16 in Plymouth, Calif,. in the area where authorities believed the two had been hiding. A local rancher saw them sitting near the roadway and notified CDCR staff patrolling in the area. Staff quickly responded to the area, identified and apprehended both Raines and Maciel. They were wearing plaid shirts and gray sweatpants. Both were apprehended without incident.
Raines, 21, was from San Diego County and was serving a six-year sentence for carjacking. He had a parole date of March 2016 prior to the walkaway.
Maciel, 37, was from Placer County and was serving a 15-year,four-month sentence for second-degree burglary. He had a parole date of June 2016 prior to the walkaway.
Both were returned to Mule Creek State Prison and were housed within the secured perimeter of the institution. Both will face charges for the walkaway.

Of all offenders who have walked away or escaped from an adult institution, camp or community-based program since 1977, 99.1 percent have been apprehended.

April 19, 2014                                                                                                      
Contact: James Hernandez
 (209) 274-5080


Friday, April 18, 2014

Out-of-State Inmate Death Being Investigated as a Homicide

SACRAMENTO– The death of a California state prison inmate housed at the North Fork Correctional Facility in Sayre, Oklahoma was ruled a homicide by the Oklahoma Chief Medical Examiner’s Office on April 17 following an autopsy.

The victim, inmate Todd Bush, 33, was pronounced dead on
March 6, 2014, at an Oklahoma hospital. He was transported to the hospital after being found unresponsive in his cell.

Bush’s cellmate, inmate Alex Moore, 38, has been identified as the suspect and was transported to segregated housing pending the outcome of an investigation underway by the Oklahoma Bureau of Investigation.

Bush was received by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation on December 9, 2004, from San Bernardino County to serve a 15-year sentence for evading a police officer causing death or serious bodily injury.

Moore was committed to CDCR on June 15, 2012 from San Bernardino County to serve a nine-year, eight-month sentence for assault with a firearm, corporal injury on a spouse and receiving stolen property.

North Fork Correctional Facility, which opened in 1998, houses approximately 2,400 medium-custody inmates.  The prison, located in Sayre Oklahoma, provides educational, medical and mental health services.

To relieve prison overcrowding, California’s Legislature adopted Assembly Bill 900, the Public Safety and Offender Rehabilitation Services Act of 2007. Among its provisions is approval to house up to 9,000 inmates in private correctional facilities outside California. The inmates are housed in Arizona, Mississippi and Oklahoma in facilities operated by Corrections Corporation of America, based in Nashville, Tennessee.


April 18, 2014
Contact:  Shawn M. Simpson
(916) 464-4169