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Rueben Stump reported as escapee/walkaway from pre-release center

Posted at 7:02 AM, Apr 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-07 09:07:27-04

GREAT FALLS — Rueben Loren Stump has been reported as an escapee/walkaway from the Great Falls Pre-Release Center.

A press release from the GFPRC says that Stump left the facility at about 4:30 pm on Monday to meet a landlord. He was supposed to return to the facility by 6:30 pm but failed to do so, and has not been heard from or seen. He was last seen wearing a red t-shirt and blue jeans.

If anyone sees Stump 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, Stump has a felony theft conviction in Cascade County.

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.