A man hunt is under way for two escaped convicts from Mule Creek State Prison in Ione. Amador County Sheriffs, Prison Guards, Ione Police and the CHP are in a coordinated effort looking for the men.
The escapees are 21-year-old carjacker Patrick Raines of San Diego and 37-year-old Johnny Maciel from Placer County.
Lt. James Hernandez says the two convicts scaled a 10-foot fence behind the prison in a low security area and walked away.
Raines and Maciel are considered low level offenders. Both were nearing the end of their sentences and were to be eligible for parole in 2016.
If anyone sees them, they are urged to call 911.