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Taft Midway Driller - Taft, CA
  • Inmate walks away from TCI satellite camp

  • Prisoner from Los Angeles was serving time on drug and money laundering charges
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  • Staff at the Taft Correctional Institution discovered one inmate was missing from the institution's satellite camp facility on November 15, 2012, at 9:30 p.m., while conducting the official count.
    The missing inmates was identified by prison officials as Andres Flores who was serving a sentence for dug and money laundering charges.
    Flores, a 33-year-old white male of Hispanic origin is 5'11" tall, and weighs approximately 245 lbs. He has brown hair, and brown eyes, and the image of his son's face on left forearm and left shoulder as
    well as "South Side" tattooed on his right arm. He has used the following aliases: Flores, Andre, Jaime, Chico, and Player.
    Taft Correctional Institution immediately contacted all appropriate law enforcement agencies
    including the Taft Police Department, Bakersfield Police Department, Kern County Sheriff's
    Department, California Highway Patrol, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Federal Bureau of Prisons, and United States Marshals Service.
    If anyone suspects they have seen this individual or obtains information as to his location, please
    contact the Taft Correctional Institution at 661-763-2510, or any law enforcement agency.
    Flores' home address is in Los Angeles.
    He was sentenced on June 29, 2012, in the Eastern District of Virginia, to 120 months in federal custody for Conspiracy to Distribute 50 Grams or more of methamphetamine and money laundering. He arrived at the Taft Correctional Institution Satellite Camp on August 23, 2012, as a direct court commitment for service of his sentence. His projected release date was September 26, 2020.
    Prior to incarceration he was self-employed at Flores AC Units in Los Angeles, as a
    dog breeder, a crash collector for the city of Torrance, CA, and he worked in shipping and
    receiving for Kenwood USA Corp.
    The Satellite camp is a minimum-security facility that houses approximately 550 federal inmates. There is no security fence around the facility, which is common for a minimum-security facility within the federal prison system
    Page 2 of 2 - Minimum security is the lowest security level in the federal prison system.

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