EUREKA (CBS/AP) — Authorities are searching for two minimum-security inmates who walked away from a prison camp near the community of Redway in Humboldt County Friday night.
The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation had not reported finding Derek Barnett, 29, or Noah Wilson, 28, by Sunday morning.
The two were discovered missing Friday at 9:45 p.m. during an inmate count at the Eel River Conservation Camp in Humboldt County, the corrections department said in a news release.
The camp, where Barnett was a porter and Wilson a cook, houses about 120 minimum-security prisoners and focuses on inmate fire crew preparation.
Barnett was convicted of possession of a firearm and vehicle theft, officials said. He was supposed to be paroled in December. Wilson is incarcerated for possession of a controlled substance for sale. He was scheduled for parole in April 2021.
Both men were last seen wearing gray sweatshirts, gray sweatpants and white sneakers.
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