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Hughes reported as walkaway/escapee from Great Falls Pre-Release Center

Summer Lee Hughes
Posted at 8:56 PM, Dec 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-26 22:57:18-05

GREAT FALLS — Summer Lee Hughes has been reported as an escapee/walkaway from the Great Falls Pre-Release Center.

A press release from the GFPRC says that Hughes walked away from the Great Falls Pre-Release Center on Thursday; he was wearing a gray hoodie and black pants.

If anyone sees Hughes or has information about his location, you’re asked to call the Great Falls Police Department at 406-727-7688 or the GFPRC at 406-727-0944.

According to the Montana Department of Corrections, Hughes has convictions in Ravalli County for theft, criminal mischief, forgery, and criminal possession of dangerous drugs, and a conviction in Lincoln County for assault with a weapon.

The GFPRC is located at 1019 15th Street North. The facility is a operated by a private non-profit group contracted by the Montana Department of Corrections and the federal Bureau of Prisons.

They typically house about 240 men and women at a time and all of those residents are required to hold full-time jobs in the community. Along with work, residents must fulfill any legal obligations such as fines or substance abuse treatment. Most only stay at the center for about six months before they are allowed to return to life in the community.