An inmate at the Lompoc Federal Correctional Complex has been deemed a walkaway after he was discovered missing Friday, according to the Bureau of Prisons.

At 1 p.m., inmate Enrique Rodriguez, 48, was reported missing from the Satellite Prison Camp, spokeswoman Suzanne Scott said.

The missing inmate has black hair, brown eyes, is 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs about 190 pounds.

Rodriguez was sentenced in the Central District of California to 145 months for attempt and conspiracy to distribute cocaine and conspiracy to engage in money laundering.

After prison staff determined the inmate was missing, the U.S. Marshals Service and other law enforcement agencies were notified and an internal investigation was initiated, Scott said.

Inmates from federal prison camps are considered walkaways because they don’t reside within razor-wire-topped fencing, and they typically perform chores on prison grounds, only reporting to designated areas at certain times.

The Satellite Prison Camp at the Lompoc site is a minimum-security facility and currently houses 461 male offenders.

The Lompoc Federal Correctional Complex includes the medium-security U.S. Penitentiary with 1,094 inmates in addition to the prisoners at the camp.

The complex also is home to the Federal Correctional Institution with 992 low-security inmates.

Anyone with information about the missing inmate can contact the Marshals Service at 213.894.2485. 

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