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For Immediate Release

May 11, 2016

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

Minimum Security Inmate Missing from Manchester 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, NH. On May 11, 2016, Steven Michael Forest, 45, of Concord, left the facility shortly before 5:00 am to report to work. He reported to work and was scheduled to return until 3:00 pm. However, he left work early and was expected back at the facility by 12:30 pm. He did not return and was placed on escape status.

Inmate Forest is described as a white male, 5 feet 5 inches tall, 130 pounds, with brown hair and hazel eyes. He has tattoos on his right and left forearms.

Inmate Forest was sentenced in Hillsborough County Superior Court in Nashua to a 2 ½ - 5 year sentence for Theft by Unauthorized Taking with 12 months suspended. He is also serving concurrent 2 ½ – 5 year sentences for being a Habitual Offender, also from Hillsborough County Superior Court in Nashua. He began serving his sentence on February 10, 2015 and was eligible for parole on January 22, 2016. He had not yet obtained parole. His maximum release date is July 25, 2019.

The New Hampshire Department of Corrections Investigations Bureau and the New Hampshire State police are investigating. Anyone with information on this inmate’s whereabouts should contact their local law enforcement agency or the New Hampshire State Police.

RECAPTURED MAY 11, 2016

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