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Inmate walks away from minimum security prison facility in Lompoc

Posted at 11:11 AM, Dec 23, 2019

An inmate reportedly walked away from the Satellite Prison Camp in Lompoc on Saturday.

Prison officials say Daniel Diaz, 27, was discovered missing at about 10:20 p.m. on Dec. 21.

Anyone with information about Diaz's whereabouts is urged to contact the United States Marshals Service at (213) 894-2485.

Diaz is described as 5'11" tall and 200 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.

He was serving a 120 month sentence for methamphetamine sales in Iowa.

The Satellite Prison Camp is a minimum security facility that houses 506 male inmates. Prison officials say local law enforcement was notified of Diaz's escape and an internal investigation was initiated.