Javier Torres was sentenced to 10-year term for drug trafficking

Another minimum security inmate at the Taft Correctional Institution has escaped.

TCI staff discovered Javier Torres was missing from the Institution’s Satellite Camp facility during an inmate count Saturday at 11:17 a.m., prison spokesman Dale Patrick said.

Torres was serving at 10-year term for drug trafficking.

Torres is described as a 29-year-old white male of hispanic origin. He is 5’11”, with black hair and brown eyes and weighs approximately 310 lbs. He has a one-inch scar on his right hand, and no known aliases.

Torres was sentenced in August of 2017 to 120 months for possession with intent to distribute cocaine and importation of cocaine. He arrived at the Taft Correctional Institution Satellite Camp on August 25, 2017. His projected release date was August 22, 2025.

Patrick said TCI 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 the United States Marshals Service.

The Satellite Camp is a minimum-security facility that houses approximately 550 low risk federal inmates. Similar to prison camps operated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons, this facility does not have a perimeter security fence or armed posts.

If anyone suspects they have seen this individual or obtains information as to his location, please contact the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the United States Marshals Service, or any law enforcement agency.