Inmate Escapes Northern California Prison

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    SUSANVILLE, Calif. -- Officials with the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said in a release Saturday that a medium-security inmate escaped from the California Correctional Center located outside of Susanville, Calif.

    The escapee is identified as 66-year-old Donald Silks. He was last seen at 9 a.m. Saturday.

    Silks is described as a white man weighing 140 pounds with brown eyes, grey hair and a fair complexion. He has a thin build and is about 5 feet 9 inches tall, and authorities said he was last seen wearing blue jeans, a blue Chambray shirt and an orange tanker jacket with the initials C.D.C.R. on the back.

    Silks was committed to the center on Dec. 30, 2008. He was transferred from Sonoma County for possession of a firearm by an ex-felon. He was scheduled to be paroled in June 2013.

    Escape apprehension efforts are ongoing.