Sheriff Zena Stephens has SUSPENDED VISITATION at the Jefferson County Correctional Facility until further notice. Phone privileges will remain in effect. - 3/13/2020
4 Federal Inmates Back In Custody
Last night, 10/11/2019, Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Investigators and the U.S. Marshall's conducted surveillance behind the Federal Prison Complex after repeated reports of prisoners continuing to escape and bring contraband back into the prison complex.
Around 10:30 p.m., Investigators observed 4 males leave the prison grounds and cut through a neighboring ranch. The inmates ran when they saw the Law Enforcement officers step out of the brush. All 4 inmates were quickly taken into custody. The U.S. Marshall's took custody and booked them into the LaSalle Unit on the charge of Escape. Those inmates are identified as 34 year old Julian Lemus, 45 year old Robert Young, 25 year old Leo Martinez and 35 year old Silvstre Rico.
The confiscated contraband included bottles of Whiskey and cell phones. The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office and the U.S. Marshall's will continue our efforts to work together to make Jefferson County a safer place to live.
10/12/2019 7:24 PM
Crystal Holmes, PIO