Inmate missing from Chino prison

The California Institution for Men in Chino, seen in 2009. Authorities were searching for an inmate missing from the facility
(Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

Authorities are searching for an inmate who escaped from a Southern California prison.

State prison officials say Michael Garrett was unaccounted for during a Sunday night count at the California Institution for Men in Chino, east of Los Angeles.

An emergency search was conducted of the facility, and the 33-year-old was not found.

Garrett is described as 5-foot-10, 197 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.


He was serving a four year, eight month sentence for first-degree burglary, evading or attempting to evade a peace officer while driving recklessly, and vehicle theft. He was scheduled for parole in October 2019.

The prison, which opened in 1941, houses approximately 3,400 minimum- and medium-security inmates.