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Violent Offender Walks Away from Minimum Security


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Updated 2/20/2013 - Weott, CA - Minimum security inmate James Robert Prinz, walked away from the High Rock Conservation Camp CC# 32 in Weott, California on February 18, 2013.  Inmate Prinz was apprehended in Fortuna, California by the Fortuna Police Department at approximately 3:15 p.m. on February 19, 2013, without incident.

Special agents from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation transported Inmate Prinz to the California Correctional Center in Susanville, California.

Inmate Prinz was committed to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation from Placer County for making criminal threats to cause great bodily injury, resisting an officer with force and violence and battery on a peace officer.  He was scheduled to be paroled in April 2013.  This matter will be referred to the Humboldt County District Attorney's Office for prosecution.

Of all offenders who have escaped from an adult institution, camp or community-based program since 1977, 99.1 percent have been apprehended.


On February 18, 2013, a minimum-security inmate walked away from High Rock Conservation Camp, located just outside Weott, California, in Humboldt County.

The walkaway, 43-year old James Robert Prinz, is described as a white male, 200 pounds, blue eyes, short brown hair and medium complexion. He stands approximately 6'2" tall with a medium build.  He was last seen wearing orange pants with "CDCR Prisoner" written on them.

Prinz was committed to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation on April 21, 2011, from Placer County for making criminal threats to cause great bodily injury, resisting an officer with force and violence and battery on a peace officer. He was scheduled to be paroled in April 2013.

He was last seen at approximately 3:30 p.m. on February 18.

Escape apprehension efforts are continuing. Anyone having information about or knowledge of the location of James Robert Prinz should contact the California Correctional Center Watch Commander at (530) 257-2181 extension 4173 or call 911.






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