Prison inmate escapes from work crew in Tollesonby Lisa Kennell on Sep. 30, 2011, under Arizona Republic News
An inmate escaped from a work crew in Tolleson just after 11 a.m. Friday, the Arizona Department of Corrections said.
Dyan Castorena, 40, was working at Manheim Auto Auction at 201 N. 83rd Ave. in Tolleson when she took a car from the auction, authorities said. She was last seen driving west on Van Buren Street in a silver Toyota Camry.
Castorena was sentenced to 18 months for theft and had been serving that time in Perryville Arizona State Prison Complex since July, according to records.
Perryville and Lewis prison complexes have dispatched Department of Corrections teams to apprehend Castorena.
What hasn't been said is that this inmate has served time previously for another charge, did her time and was released. She is not a new number... Also this inmate had only been working at that job for less than 2 weeks. I know it is hard doing prison time but really?? Only 1.5 years??? I estimate she would have been released in around 9 months... Also how the heck did she get access to those keys???
I was at that facility,(recently) worked that same job for about six months, and access to the keys/vehicle is not hard, though it is stupid to escape when you're only doing such a short time. With the senticing, she will most likely do more when than 18 months when caught. So I've heard, though not sure on how much to beleive...escape from prison in AZ is an additional 5 years. And I'm sure they'll add grand theft auto charges, and maybe others. It's so sad, as well as stupid, what she chose to do. I remember working there always "fantasized" like...what if I left...but DAMN to actually do it...it's not in the prisoners best interest. Not trying to give kudos to the prison, but, of all the places to be in Perryvile, she was on the best yard, and (in prison value), making good money!
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