Inmate escapes from Montgomery prison camp

Inmate Jim Novak (Source: U.S. Dept. of Justice)
Inmate Jim Novak (Source: U.S. Dept. of Justice)

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - The Federal Prison Camp in Montgomery is reporting that an inmate at the minimum security facility has escaped.

Jim Novak was discovered missing from the on July 19, 2011. Novak is a 40 year old male with brown hair and blue eyes. He is 6' tall and weighs approximately 150 pounds.

He was sentenced in the Eastern District of Tennessee, but his legal residence is in Hampstead, North Carolina.

Novak was serving a 36 months Supervised Release Violation term on an original charge of Conspiracy to Distribute 500 Grams or More of Methamphetamine and Possession of a Firearm In a Drug Trafficking Crime.  He had a projected release date of November 29, 2013.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation, United States Marshals Service, and state and local law enforcement officials were immediately notified and an investigation has been initiated.

If you have any information regarding this individual, please contact the United States Marshals Service at 334-657-0559 or local law enforcement officials.

The Federal Prison Camp is a minimum security work camp located on Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Alabama.

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