DELANO, Calif. --
The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said a man escaped from the Kern Valley State Prison Tuesday.
Around 11:45 a.m., inmate Miguel Jaime Jr., 23, was reported missing.
An emergency count was called and at 12:15 p.m. it was confirmed that Jaime had escaped.
The institution activated the emergency operations, escape pursuit plan in an effort to locate Jaime.
Jaime is described as Hispanic, 5 feet 4 inches tall, weighing 145 pounds with short black hair and brown eyes.
Jaime has a tattoo on his upper lip, a W on his left cheek and tattoos on top of his head and neck.
He was incarcerated from Kern County on Sept. 17, and is serving a two-year, four-month sentence for the manufacturing, sale and possession of a weapon.
He served time previously for robbery and burglary.
Jaime arrived at KVSP on Jan. 21.
Anyone with any information on the whereabouts of inmate Jaime is should contact Lt. Jeff Smith at 661-721-6314 or their local law enforcement agency.
KVSP is a Level IV institution which also houses a Level I Minimum Support Facility. Approximately 4,700 inmates are incarcerated at KVSP.
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