Inmate missing from North Kern State Prison found in Lynwood, Calif.

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - An inmate that escaped a Central Valley prison nearly two weeks ago has been found.

On Sept.12, 2013, at about 1:30 a.m., officials at North Kern State Prison received information that inmate Michael Valdez, 27, who had walked away from the institution’s minimum support facility on Sept. 1, was apprehended and in police custody.

Valdez was arrested by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department in Lynwood, California. He was later transferred to NKSP.

Inmate Valdez was serving a two-year sentence for Possession of a Controlled Substance from Los Angeles in January 2013. 

NKSP opened in April 1993, houses about 4,600 inmates and is located in Delano, Calif. NKSP has a two-fold mission. First, it functions as a reception center for the processing of incoming inmates from southern and northern counties. Secondly, it functions as the Central California Transportation Hub for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

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