Coalinga – This morning at approximately 1:10 a.m. a Los Angeles County inmate was discovered to be missing during an unannounced count at the Minimum Support Facility at Pleasant Valley State Prison. Emergency procedures were immediately initiated and search teams were dispatched. At approximately 1:50 a.m. the escapee, Jeovani Rivera Orozco, was apprehended on prison grounds without incident.
Pleasant Valley State Prison is located in Coalinga, California. The prison opened in 1994 and houses approximately 4,700 minimum-, medium-, and maximum-custody inmates. Approximately 1,700 people work at the Fresno County prison.
Requests for further information should be directed to Aaron Shimmin, Public Information Officer, Pleasant Valley State Prison, at (559) 935-4972.
Lt. Aaron Shimmin