Authorities say a man escaped this morning around 11:00am from the Montana State Prison in Deer Lodge.  Dean Randolph Jess, 42, escaped while on a service call for Motor Vehicle Maintenance.  The vehicle he escaped in was found abandoned on the southern perimeter of the prison ranch.

Jess is 5'10" and 180 pounds.  He has green eyes and a shaved head. He was arrested in 2005 for incest and failed to register as a sexual or violent offender. If you have any information or see this man - do not approach him.  Please call authorities.