KERO 23 — Local law enforcement is searching for an inmate who escaped from North Kern State Prison in Delano.
Hatem Hassoun, 42, was discovered missing at 2:00 a.m. Wednesday morning from the prison's Minimum Support Facility. Prison officials are working with local authorities to apprehend him.
Hassoun is 5'7'' and 142 lbs. He has brown hair and brown eyes.
Hassoun is serving a two year sentence for possession of a controlled substance with a firearm.