GREAT FALLS — Scott Weckesser has been reported as an escapee/walkaway from the Great Falls Pre-Release Center.
On Friday, August 13, Weckesser left the GFPRC at 7:20 a.m. for his workplace, with a scheduled return time of 6 p.m.
GFPRC staff learned at 2:30 p.m. that Weckesser had not been seen since 12:30 p.m.
Weckesser did pick up his pay check at his workplace, but he was not found during a search of the area.
According to the Montana Department of Corrections, he has felony convictions in Cascade County and Flathead County for theft.
If you see Weckesser or have information about his location, you’re asked to call the GFPRC at 406-727-0944 or the Great Falls Police Department at 406-727-7688.
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 200 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.
The center offers a six-month program that helps criminal offenders transition back into the community; residents are within 24 months of parole or one year of their discharge date. Click here to learn more.