Inmate Walks Away from Federal Prison in Pollock

Federal officials say a 41-year-old inmate has escaped from the minimum-security prison camp in Pollock, La. 

The Federal Bureau of Prisons says Roland Castro disappear Thursday evening around 7:30. 

Castro was sentenced on January 21, 2000, in the Southern District of Texas to 20 years in prison for felon in possession of a firearm. He was scheduled for release on June 27, 2017. 

The prison camp, in Grant Parish, houses about 250 minimum-security offenders. It's located about 15 miles north of Alexandria.

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