Thursday, March 24, 2016

Offender Who Walked Away from Los Angeles Re-entry Facility Apprehended

LOS ANGELES — A man who walked away from the Male Community Re-entry Program (MCRP) in Los Angeles County March 22 was apprehended the following day.

Daniel Coronel, 38, was apprehended at 2:15 p.m. March 23 by agents from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) Special Service Unit in the city of Commerce, in Los Angeles County. He was taken into custody without incident and transported to the California Institution for Men in Chino.

Coronel had been participating in the MCRP, which allows eligible offenders committed to state prison to serve the end of their sentences in the re-entry center and provides them the programs and tools necessary to transition from custody to the community. It is a voluntary program for male offenders who have approximately 120 days left to serve. The program links participants to a range of community-based rehabilitative services that assist with substance use disorders, mental health care, medical care, employment, education, housing, family reunification and social support.

Coronel was admitted from Los Angeles County on Oct. 5, 2015, to serve a two-year sentence for first-degree burglary. He was scheduled to be released to parole in May 2016.

Since 1977, 99 percent of all offenders who have left an adult institution, camp, or community-based program without permission have been apprehended.

March 24, 2016  

CONTACT:  Krissi Khokhobashvili  
(916) 445-4950   

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