Tucson Inmate Escapes Prison; Federal Authorities Launch Search

Federal authorities are searching for an inmate who escaped a federal prison satellite campus in Tucson.

U.S. Department of Justice officials say Ezequiel Solis Jr. was discovered missing out of a federal, satellite prison around 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12.

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He was being housed in the minimum-security satellite campus of the Wilmot prison with about 100 other male prisoners.

Authorities say Solis has been serving a 13-year sentence for conspiracy to distribute cocaine and conspiracy to import methamphetamine.

Federal officials have launched an internal investigation to determine how Solis escaped.

If you have any information on the whereabouts of Ezequiel Solis Jr., you are asked to call authorities.