SOLEDAD — A minimum-security inmate who walked away from the minimum-support facility at Salinas Valley State Prison (SVSP) April 9 has been apprehended.

Minimum-security inmate Brian Martin, 22, was apprehended at approximately 11:30 a.m. Monday, April 10, in Gonzales by officers from the Gonzales Police Department. He was taken into custody without incident and returned to SVSP.

Martin was reported missing at approximately 8:45 p.m. Sunday, April 9. Agents from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation’s Office of Correctional Safety, SVSP’s Investigative Services Unit, Crisis Response Team, local law enforcement agencies and the California Highway Patrol all assisted in the search. 

Martin was committed to CDCR on Feb. 5, 2015, from Butte County to serve a six-year sentence for burglary and receiving stolen property.

SVSP opened in May 1996 on approximately 300 acres in Monterey County. The institution provides long-term housing for approximately 3,700 minimum- and maximum-custody male inmates and employs 1,395 people.

Since 1977, 99 percent of all offenders who have left an adult institution, camp or community-based program without permission have been apprehended.

Contact: Lt. Eduardo Mazariegos
(831) 678-5554