Man captured after escape from Delano prison

DELANO, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) An inmate who escaped early Wednesday from the minimum-support facility at North Kern State Prison was captured by late morning, prison officials said.

Hatem Hassoun, 42, from Los Angeles County, was found missing around 1:40 a.m.

He was located around 10:50 a.m., 6 miles north of the institution near Allensworth, prison spokesman George Becerra said.

Hassoun was incarcerated in December on a two-year sentence for a conviction of possessing a controlled substance with a firearm.