COALINGA– California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) officials announced today that Jessie Quintanilla, 19, was taken back into custody early Monday morning, December 7, 2015, less than three hours after he was discovered missing from his dorm at Pleasant Valley State Prison (PVSP).
Following the activation of PVSP’s escape pursuit plan, Quintanilla was discovered within city limits and taken into custody without incident by the Coalinga Police Department.
Quintanilla, normally housed on the Minimum Support Facility of PVSP in Fresno County, was serving a four-year sentence for first degree burglary. He was scheduled to be released in 2016, but CDCR will now refer his case to the Fresno County District Attorney for prosecution on escape charges.
Quintanilla has been returned to a secure location within the institution and removed from the Minimum Support Facility.
CDCR expressed its appreciation to the Coalinga Police Department, and especially Michael Salvador, Chief of Police, for their teamwork in apprehending Quintanilla.
Since 1977, ninety-nine percent of all offenders who have left an adult institution, camp, or community-based program without permission have been apprehended.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lt. Ryan Anderson
December 7, 2015 (559) 935-4972
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