Thursday, September 3, 2015

Visiting, Showers to Resume at San Quentin State Prison

SAN QUENTIN – Administrators at San Quentin State Prison (SQ) have restored visiting and will restore normal showering for inmates in their housing units as of tomorrow, Sept. 4.

Inmates in Condemned Row received normal visiting hours today and general population inmate visiting will resume this weekend.

Kitchen operations for preparing inmate meals are expected to resume early next week. In the interim, inmates will continue to receive two cold meals and one hot evening meal.

As of Sept. 3, there are seven confirmed cases of inmates, and no confirmed cases of staff, with Legionnaires’ disease.

Hot evening meals have resumed for inmates and all general population and reception center inmates have received showers.

(916) 628-6033

San Diego Prison Inmate Escapes while Out of State

PRINCETON COUNTY, ILLINOIS — California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) officials are looking for a maximum-security state prison inmate who escaped while being transported back to Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility (RJDCF) in San Diego from a court proceeding on a criminal matter in Tennessee.

On Wednesday evening, Sept. 2, Joshua Lee Drinnon, 35, was being transported by Inmate Services Corporation, contracted through the Sullivan County Sheriff's Department in Tennessee.

At a rest stop on Interstate 80 about five miles outside Princeton, Illinois, Drinnon was able to get out of his restraints and run past the transporting officers. He was last seen scaling a fence and running into a cornfield.
The Princeton County Sheriff’s office is currently heading the search for Drinnon and is working with CDCR’s Office of Correctional Safety to locate and apprehend him. Search efforts include approximately 100 personnel, search dogs and air support.

Drinnon is a white male, 6’ tall and weighs 240 pounds. He has blue eyes and brown hair. He was committed to CDCR on Dec. 12, 2012, from San Luis Obispo County with a 17-year sentence for robbery, his second strike.  He was scheduled to be released to parole in May 2025. After that, he would have been transported to Tennessee to serve the six-year sentence for aggravated robbery he received while out to court.

Anyone seeing Drinnon or having any information of his whereabouts should immediately contact law enforcement or call 911.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                             
September 3, 2015
Contact: Lt. Philip Bracamonte 
619) 661-7802

CDCR Apprehends Inmate who Walked Away from Los Angeles Re-entry Facility

LOS ANGELES — California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) officials have apprehended a state prison inmate who walked away from a Los Angeles re-entry facility on Tuesday, Sept. 1.

Hugo Andalon, 21, had been participating in the Male Community Reentry Program (MCRP) in Los Angeles County since July 21. Andalon was seen jumping over the fence, and an emergency count was immediately conducted. Andalon was discovered to be missing and law enforcement was notified.

CDCR’s Special Service Unit, working with local law enforcement, tracked Andalon to a shopping mall on
Sept. 2, and he was taken into custody without incident. He was transported to the California Institution for Men in Chino.

Andalon was committed to CDCR on Dec. 24, 2014, from Los Angeles County to serve a two-year sentence for inflicting corporal injury on a spouse/cohabitant and evading a police officer while driving recklessly. He was scheduled to be released to parole later this month.

The MCRP is a voluntary program for male inmates who have approximately 120 days left to serve. The MCRP allows eligible inmates committed to state prison to serve the end of their sentences in the re-entry center to transition from custody to community.

Sept. 3, 2015

CONTACT: Krissi Khokhobashvili  
(916) 445-4950

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