Inmate leaves Taft Correction Institute

No security fence around the facility

TAFT, Calif. -  

While conducting the official count, staff at the Taft Correctional Institution discovered one inmate was missing from the facility on Thursday night.
 
The Satellite Camp is a minimum-security facility that houses approximately 550 federal inmates. There is no security fence around the facility, which is common for a minimum-security facility within the federal prison system.
 
Minimum security is the lowest security level in the federal prison system.
 
Taft Correctional Institution immediately contacted all appropriate law enforcement agencies including the Taft Police Department, Bakersfield Police Department, Kern County Sheriff’s Department, California Highway Patrol, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Maricopa Police Department, Federal Bureau of Prisons, and United States Marshals Service.
 
Andres Flores was sentenced on June 29, 2012, in the Eastern District of Virginia, to 120 months in federal custody for Conspiracy to Distribute 50 Grams or More of Methamphetamine and Money Laundering. He arrived at the Taft Correctional Institution Satellite Camp on August 23, 2012, as a direct court commitment for service of his sentence.
 
His projected release date was September 26, 2020.
 
Inmate Andres Flores, a 33-year-old white male of Hispanic origin, was born in Los Angeles, California on September 5, 1979. He is 5’11” tall, and weighs approximately 245 lbs. He has brown hair, and brown eyes, and the image of his son’s face on left forearm and left shoulder as well as “South Side” tattooed on his right arm. He has used the following aliases: Flores, Andre, Jaime, Chico, and Player. His home address is listed as 10506 South Main Street in Los Angeles.
 
Prior to incarceration he was self-employed at Flores AC Units in Los Angeles, as a dog breeder, a Trash Collector for the city of Torrance, CA, and he worked in shipping and receiving for Kenwood USA Corp.
 
If anyone suspects they have seen this individual or obtains information as to his location, please contact the Taft Correctional Institution at 661-763-2510, or any law enforcement agency.
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