Inmate escapes from Kern Valley State Prison

By Daniel Riley
Kern Valley Sun

Friday, May 15 at approximately 7 p.m., inmate Flavio Carbajal walked out of Kern Valley State Prison in Delano. Officials from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) are actively looking for Carbajal.

At 7:36 a report had been made stating Flavio was missing. An emergency count of the inmates was conducted confirming Carbajal’s absence. Local law enforcement agencies were informed and in attempt to locate and apprehend Carbajal, initiated their crisis response team and dispatched agents CDCR’s Office of Correctional Safety.

Carbajal is a 37-year-old Hispanic male with short black hair and brown eyes. He is 5 feet, 10 inches tall and weighs 225 pounds. He was received from Fresno County on Oct. 9, 2018, with a six-year sentence for corporal injury on specific persons resulting in traumatic condition. He was transferred to KVSP on May 7, 2019.

Anyone who sees Carbajal or has any knowledge of his whereabouts should immediately contact law enforcement or call 911. KVSP is a Level IV institution, which also houses a Level I Minimum Support Facility. Approximately 3,800 inmates are incarcerated at KVSP.