Folsom Women’s Facility, a new prison opening near California State Prison, Sacramento, is opening this week and expecting its first inmates. The low-security facility is expected to be at capacity by Spring, when all will be transferred from Chowchilla. Chowchilla is changing to an all-men’s facility.
Late last night, Marco Cabrera, 32, managed to escape the minimum security wing of Folsom Prison. Before he was discovered missing, Cabrera stole a car from Esplenade Circle in Empire Ranch. Cabrera crashed the car and took off in to a wetlands area – The search was called off after a long search, but was later found Monday evening. Cabrera was serving a 5-year sentence for assault with a firearm, transport/selling of marijuana, injury to a spouse, possession of an assault weapon, possession of a firearm by an ex-felon and possession of ammunition by an ex-felon.
Yes, you heard that right… a man was caught on Prison grounds attempting to break in to the facility. 48-year-old Marvin Lane was caught early this morning scaling the prison fence; Lane spent time in New Folsom Prison for robbery. It is not unheard of for people to scale the perimeter to leave things for work crews to smuggle in; however after a search of the area, nothing was found.
A minimum security prisoner walked off of Folsom Prison earlier today. Inmate Terry Yeckley apparently escaped during the day, however was later found within city limits. Folsom Police spotted the prisoner walking on Folsom Lake Crossing and brought him back in to custody.
Folsom Prison participated for the first time in an annual “Get on the Bus” campaign, which buses families of inmates up for Fathers Day (or Mothers Day). A majority of the participants came from Southern California, where families couldn’t necessarily travel up to see their father. Many tears of happiness were shed, as some fathers saw their kids for the first time.
Stephen Kolbe, also known as Stephen Austinberkle, escaped from Folsom Prison some time between 5:45 and 7 am. Kolbe was serving time for first degree burglary. He was later found in Carmichael.
2 minimum security prisoners have escaped Folsom Prison. Jeffrey William Howard, 43, and Garrett Daniel Summitt, 34, escaped minimum security facilities this morning. Anyone seeing individuals who match the description should contact law enforcement authorities immediately or call 911.
A riot in Folsom Prison left 5 injured, after an unknown event triggered the riot. Shots were fired, but nobody was killed. All 5 injured were prisoners.
A minimum-security prisoner from Folsom Prison had escaped Folsom Prison and later recaptured. Zachary Dickens, 27, is serving for injuring his spouse, and could not be found at 6:00 am. He was later picked up in Sacramento County and is back in custody.