Two inmates escape from Folsom State Prison

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Two minimum-security inmates escaped from the Folsom State Prison minimum support facility this morning. Inmate Jeffrey William Howard, 43, is a white male, 5 feet, 11 inches tall, weighing 205 pounds and sporting a shaved head. He has brown facial hair and brown eyes. He was sent to prison from Los Angeles County on July 13, 2009, to serve a four-year sentence for a vehicle theft conviction. Inmate Garrett Daniel Summitt, 34, is a white male, 6 feet tall and weighing 230 pounds. He has a shaved head with blond hair and blue eyes. He was sent to prison from Los Angeles County on Dec. 10, 2009, to serve a six-year sentence for possession of a controlled substance and firearm possession. Folsom State Prison correctional staff and California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation’s Office of Correctional Safety agents have initiated escape apprehension efforts, said Lt. Anthony Gentile, administrative assistant/public information officer. Local law enforcement agencies and the California Highway Patrol have been notified and are assisting in the search, Gentile said. Gentile said anyone seeing individuals who match the description should contact law enforcement authorities immediately or call 911. Folsom State Prison opened in 1880 and is California’s second oldest prison. It houses 3,526 minimum- and medium-security inmates and employs more than 1,100 people. ~Staff report