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For Immediate Release

January 14, 2011

Contact: Jeff Lyons
Public Information Officer
Phone: 603-271-5602

Minimum Security Inmate Missing from Transitional Housing Unit

(Manchester, NH) The New Hampshire Department of Corrections reports that a minimum security inmate is missing from the Calumet Transitional Housing Unit in Manchester after being given permission to leave the facility to seek employment.

Matthew David Garcia, 21, of Nashua, signed out of the facility at approximately 2:00 p.m. on Friday January 14, 2011 to look for a job in the Hooksett Road area of Manchester. He was required to return by 4:00 p.m. and failed to do so. He was placed on walkaway status.

Inmate Garcia is described as a white male 5 feet 10 inches tall, 180 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. He has tattoos on his chest and right forearm.

Inmate Garcia was sentenced in Hillsborough Superior Court for first degree assault and was serving a 2 ½ - 7 year sentence. He was also convicted in Hillsborough County Superior Court for second degree assault and was serving a concurrent 2 ½ - 7 year sentence. He is eligible for parole on April 13, 2011 and was scheduled to have a hearing before the New Hampshire Adult Parole Board on February 10, 2011.

Anyone with information on this inmate’s whereabouts are urged to contact their local law enforcement agency or call the New Hampshire State Prison at 603-271-1801.

Matthew David Garcia #80997
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