On June 22, 2015, a minimum-security inmate walked away from the Minimum Support Facility of Salinas Valley State Prison (SVSP), which is located in south Monterey County, near Soledad.
Inmate Tevis M. Stephens was unaccounted for at approximately 9:15 p.m. He was captured by the Monterey County Sheriff’s Department at approximately 11:10 p.m. in Soledad, and taken into custody by the SVSP Investigative Services Unit approximately 15 minutes later.
Inmate Stephens was committed to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation on July 18, 2014, from Kern County for being an ex-felon in possession of controlled substance.
SVSP opened May 1996 on approximately 300 acres in Monterey County. The institution provides long-term housing for 3,700 minimum- and maximum-custody male inmates and employs 1,395 people.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 23, 2015
CONTACT: Lieutenant Eduardo Mazariegos