Vacaville inmate who escaped medical facility apprehended in Richmond

A prison inmate who allegedly walked away from a minimum-security medical facility in Vacaville earlier this week was apprehended this morning at a Richmond home, according to California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation officials.

Jarvis Brown, 29, was last seen in his bunk at the California Medical Facility in Vacaville at about 11:30 p.m. Sunday but was missing during a head count at 12:30 a.m. Monday, according to corrections officials.

Brown will now be held at a local jail pending his transfer back to the California Medical Facility, corrections officials said.

The facility houses roughly 2,500 inmates, some of whom are there for medical or psychiatric treatment, and some are there as part of minimum-security firefighter or office staff work crews, according to corrections officials.

Brown is serving a three-year sentence for evading an officer while driving recklessly. He was scheduled to be released in March 2017, corrections officials said.
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