2 inmates in custody after escaping from southern Colorado prison camp


Guzman (L) and Rodriguez (R). Credit: Federal Bureau of Prisons

FLORENCE, Colo. (KDVR) — Two men are in custody after they escaped from a southern Colorado prison camp Wednesday.

According to the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP), Jose Rodriguez and Raul Guzman were discovered missing from the Satellite Prison Camp (SPC) in Florence about 6 a.m. Wednesday.

SPC is a minimum-security federal facility located next to Federal Correctional Institution Florence.

The U.S. Marshals Service is leading the investigation.

The service says that about 5:45 a.m. Wednesday, an employee found clothing on the roadside near the prison camp. An emergency headcount was conducted at approximately 6 a.m., which is when prison staff realized Guzman and Rodriguez were missing.

Rodriguez, 35, is serving a 72-month sentence for meth-related charges.

Guzman, 42, is serving a 120-month sentence for meth-related charges.

Both men’s charges are out of San Francisco.

About 8:20 p.m. Wednesday, the Marshals Service said Rodriguez and Guzman had been apprehended by Border Patrol at the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona.

According to the Marshals Service, video showed the men getting into a car that was waiting for them outside the prison camp.

The inmates are being held in a federal facility and will be extradited to Colorado.

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