Inmate walks away from Mariposa County prison

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Authorities are searching for an inmate who walked away from Mount Bullion Conservation Camp in Mariposa County, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said.

At 4:20 a.m., staff discovered Joseph Speakman missing, and officers immediately began a search of the camp.

Speakman was last seen at 3:15 a.m. during an inmate count.

CDCR’s Office of Correctional Safety, CAL FIRE, the California Highway Patrol and local law enforcement agencies have been notified and are assisting in the search.

Speakman, 46, is 6-foot-1 and weighs 221 pounds. He has blue eyes and blond hair.

He was received by CDCR in June 2018 from Santa Barbara County to serve a four-year sentence for vehicle theft.

Anyone who sees Speakman should call 911 or law enforcement immediately.

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