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The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
  • Federal inmate escapes

  • Authorities are looking for an inmate who reportedly escaped from the Federal Prison Camp at the U.S. Penitentiary in Leavenworth.


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  • Authorities are looking for an inmate who reportedly escaped from the Federal Prison Camp at the U.S. Penitentiary in Leavenworth.
    Prison officials discovered that Joel A. Rodriguez, 49, was missing from his assigned quarters during an inmate count at about 4 p.m. Sunday, according to a news release from the federal prison.
    Rodriguez is described as a Hispanic male with a heavy building. He weighs 235 pounds and is about 5 feet 6 inches tall.
    He was sentenced in the Northern District of Texas to 98 months in prison for conspiracy to distribute drugs. He’d been at the camp in Leavenworth since March 28, according to the release.
    He was classified as a non-violent, minimum security level offender.
    Anyone with information about Rodriguez is asked to call local law enforcement.
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