Thursday, July 15, 2010

Inmate Escapes Minimum Support Facility at California State Prison-Sacramento in Folsom

Folsom -- Law enforcement officials are searching for an inmate who walked away early this morning from the Minimum Support Facility at California State Prison-Sacramento.

At approximately 6:30 a.m., inmate Zachary Dickens was found missing from his bunk in a dormitory setting. Dickens, 27, was received from Sacramento County on March 18, 2010, and was serving a four year sentence for Corporal Injury to a Spouse. He was scheduled for release December 22, 2011. Dickens is described as being a white male five feet ten inches tall and weighing approximately 195 pounds with brown eyes and brown hair.

All local law enforcement agencies and the California Highway Patrol have been notified to assist in the search for Dickens. Escape pursuit efforts have been activated and any one seeing him should contact authorities immediately.

California State Prison-Sacramento is a multi-mission institution that houses more than 3,100 inmates and employs nearly 1,700 people. Opened in 1986, the institution houses maximum-security inmates serving long sentences and those who have proved to be management problems at other institutions. The institution also serves as a medical hub for Northern California. The institution has minimum supervision inmates, like Dickens, outside the prison’s perimeter to assist with maintenance and other tasks to support the operation of the prison.

Contact:

Mike York
916-294-3012