Deputies search for missing inmate from North Kern State Prison for about 8 hours

Inmate discovered missing 2:00a.m. Wednesday

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - UPDATE: At ABOUT 10:47 A.M., escaped NKSP inmate Hassoun, was captured by NKSP Investigative Services Unit and CDCR Special Security Unit, 6 miles north of the institution near Allensworth, Calif.  There was no forced utilized to apprehend the escapee.

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Local law enforcement is searching for an inmate who escaped from North Kern State Prison in Delano.

Hatem Hassoun, 42, was discovered missing at 2:00 a.m. Wednesday morning from the prison's Minimum Support Facility. Prison officials are working with local authorities to apprehend him.

Hassoun is 5'7'' and 142 lbs. He has brown hair and brown eyes.

Hassoun is serving a two year sentence for possession of a controlled substance with a firearm.

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