Former Inmate Arrested After Jumping Fence Onto Folsom Prison Property

FOLSOM, Calif. (CBS13) – A former inmate has been arrested on prison grounds after scaling a fence onto Folsom Prison property this morning.

Officers arrested 48-year-old Marvin Lane Ussery after he was found lying face down in tall grass near the prison recycling area nearly six hours after he was spotted hopping the prison fence.

At 1:30 a.m. sheriff’s deputies stationed at Folsom Dam used night vision goggles to spot Ussery riding a bike up to the fence marking Folsom Prison property and then jumping over it. Prison officials were notified and immediately conducted a head count of inmates and found none missing.

Ussery is a parolee on active parole. He was incarcerated at the New Folsom prison on 2nd degree robbery charges until his parole in June 2009.

Officers are now searching the prison grounds for any contraband Ussery may have brought on the prison campus.

Ussery will be transported to the Sacramento County Jail later today.

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  • Shawn

    Somebody wants 3 hots and a cot….

    • Rafael

      Times are tough.

  • ((( We want some Answers )))

    Um, Excuse me…..,

    But, did they even dust the bike for fingerprints????????

    If the prints are in the system, they will at least know who it was that jumped into the Prison Property…

    And, just a theory, but what if a select few prisoners know of a way out and have been sneaking in & out, right under their noses??? Or maybe with a Guards help???

    You can’t just simply say, “Oh well, we can’t find him, let’s just forget it.” That just doesn’t happen like that…. You don’t rest until the answer is found……….

    We the Public, deserve to know what is going on, and if we are at all in any type of danger…..????? Especially, those of us who live around the Prison…

    • We have a right to know

      Yes, I agree with you.

      I don’t think that I could have said it any better.
      Let’s just hope that they keep us informed as
      to their progress. Something is not right here,
      and I want to know what is going on.

  • jackie

    lol,lol now i HAVE heard everything lol the guards cannot find him on prison grounds lol, oh my lol and they have night time vision goggles lol.

    • LOL

      Alien invasion. and i must qualify that by saying i mean the martian kind.

      he was thrust into an interdimensional portal.

      a summer block buster

      This summer, from the makers of battle of LA, and all the other invasion movies put together. A story of a guy riding his by to turn himself in. gets thrust into an interdimensional portal when he rides into it.

      his journy begins when..(insert quest here) and as he tries to find he way back to his new home. Folsom Prison.

  • trj

    Maybe he is just looking for a better life.

  • boycottsacramento

    He probably missed his boyfriend. What a waste of taxpayer money, “Homeland security funds” to pay for a Sacramento County Sheriff’s deputy to drive around Folsom Dam 24 hours a day to protect it from terrorists…………. Hire a $9 hr. security guard and give him a cell phone to call the police if he sees anyone…..

  • jackie

    He did not like being homeless, with no job or food, pretty pathetic, ya gotta do what ya gotta do to survive at least he didn’t break into someones house or car, perhaps stole the bike?

  • h

    This the US. Prisoners run back to prison because it a lot nicer than the real world. Same as immigrants, legal or not, that come here to the US. There’s just so many freebies and good thing to miss out on.

    • growup

      A lot nicer? WOW! You haven’t been to prison have you?
      Honey, I volunteer and trust me it is NO picnic or cake walk! If they want back in, they are VERY sick people!!
      And there are NO freebies! They have to have people send them money to get anything. I don’t know where society comes up with this stuff.
      But it is time to get a clue!!! READ more instead of taking others rumors seriously!

  • Nicholas

    Im still trying to figure out why he was trying to break INTO the prison in the first place. I thought the whole point of prison was to stay out of it. :-/

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