The following offender has escaped from a residential work release facility. The offender was transferred to this facility after being granted a work release by the Iowa Board of Parole. Work Release is a minimum security setting which allows offenders an opportunity to gradually adjust to the transition between prison and the community, or as in the case of the offender below, as a sanction for violating the conditions of parole supervision.
NAME: George Henry Johnson
FACILITY: Ft. Dodge Residential Center
OFFENSES: ROBBERY-2ND DEGREE; ESCAPE OF A FELON
SENTENCE: 15 Years
COUNTY OF COMMITTMENT: Hamilton; Story
WEIGHT: 206 lbs.
PHYSICAL IDENTIFIERS: Swastika on right hand; other tattoos on left hand, left forearm and both upper arms.
DATE OF ESCAPE: September 12, 2012
COMMENTS: Johnson was placed on escape status at 8:40 pm. A review of the DVR recording shows that he left the building through an exit in the dining area out onto the patio. He then apparently climbed over the patio wall and did not return. Johnson was admitted to work release on September 5, 2012 on revocation of his parole supervision. This sentence began on April 27, 2004. Information as to Johnson’s whereabouts should be reported to the Fort Dodge Police Department or Webster County Sheriff’s Department.