(Manchester, NH) The New Hampshire Department of Corrections announces that a minimum security inmate is missing from the Calumet Transitional Housing Unit in Manchester. At 2:30 pm on December 20, 2013, Manuel Benjamin Rodriguez-Figueroa, 36, of Nashua, New Hampshire, left the facility to look for employment and failed to return at 4:30 pm as ordered. He was placed on walkaway status at approximately 6:00 pm.
Rodriguez-Figueroa is described as an Hispanic male, 5' 8", 187 pounds, brown eyes and dark hair. He has tattoos on his left and right forearms, left and right hands, right upper arm, and on his chest. He is serving 2 to 4 year sentences for Sale, Possession, and Manufacturing of Cocaine, and one 2 to 4 year sentence for Robbery all out of Hillsborough County Superior Court. He was admitted to the New Hampshire State Prison on July 2, 2012 and is eligible for parole on March 22, 2014. His maximum release date will be March 21, 2016.
The New Hampshire Department of Corrections Investigations Bureau and the New Hampshire State Police are investigating. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is urged to contact their local law enforcement agency or the New Hampshire State Prison at 603-271-1801.