Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Inmate Walks Away from Los Angeles Re-entry Facility


LOS ANGELES — California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) officials are looking for a state prison inmate who walked away from a Los Angeles re-entry facility on Tuesday, Sept. 1.

Hugo Andalon, 21, had been participating in the Male Community Reentry Program (MCRP) in Los Angeles County since July 21. Andalon was seen jumping over the fence, and an emergency count was immediately conducted. Andalon was discovered to be missing and law enforcement was notified.

The MCRP is a voluntary program for male inmates who have approximately 120 days left to serve. The MCRP allows eligible inmates committed to state prison to serve the end of their sentences in the re-entry center to transition from custody to community.

Andalon was committed to CDCR on Dec. 24, 2014, from Los Angeles County to serve a two-year sentence for inflicting corporal injury on a spouse/cohabitant and evading a police officer while driving recklessly. He was scheduled to be released to parole later this month. CDCR has sent staff and resources to locate and apprehend Andalon.

If anyone has information about or knowledge of the location of this individual they should immediately call 911.

MCRP provides a smooth transition for offenders from custody to the community, focusing on rehabilitative services that assist with substance use disorders, mental health care, medical care, employment, education, housing, family reunification and social support. 


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sept. 2, 2015

CONTACT: Krissi Khokhobashvili
(916) 445-4950
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