MARIPOSA — California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) officials are searching for a minimum-security inmate who walked away from the Mount Bullion Conservation Camp in Mariposa County today.
CDCR officials say that inmate Joseph Speakman, 46, was last seen during an inmate count at 3:15 a.m. on Mar. 1. He was discovered missing at 4:20 a.m. and officers immediately began a search of the camp.
CDCR’s Office of Correctional Safety, Cal Fire, the California Highway Patrol and local law enforcement agencies have been notified and are assisting in the search.
Speakman is 6′ 1″ tall, weighs 221 pounds with blond hair and blue eyes. He was received by CDCR in June 2018 from Santa Barbara County to serve a four-year sentence for vehicle theft.
Anyone who sees Speakman should contact 911 or law enforcement authorities immediately.
CDCR officials report that since 1977, 99 percent of all offenders who have left an adult institution, camp, or community-based program without permission have been apprehended.