WASCO – On March 5, 2013, at approximately 7:00 pm, officials at Wasco State Prison-Reception Center (WSP-RC) received information that inmate Michael Howard Devlin, 42, who had walked away from the institution’s minimum support facility on March 2, was apprehended and in police custody.
Devlin was arrested by the Parlier Police Department along with California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Special Services Unit Agents. He was later transferred to WSP-RC.
Devlin was received at WSP-RC from Riverside County on July 13, 2012 to serve a five-year sentence for possession of a controlled substance and carrying a concealed dirk or dagger.
WSP-RC’s primary mission is to provide short-term housing necessary to process, classify, and evaluate new inmates physically, mentally, and determine their security level, program requirements and appropriate institutional placement. WSP-RC was opened February 1991, houses approximately 5,000 inmates, and employs approximately 1,700 people.