AZUSA-- The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) took inmate Rafael Ortega, 20, a minimum-security inmate who walked away from the Julius Klein Conservation Camp on July 27, 2012, into custody after he was arrested by CDCR Special Service Unit (SSU) Agents on July 30, 2012.
Ortega was apprehended at approximately 8:30 p.m. near Ontario, California and transported to California Institution for Men in Chino.
Ortega was committed from San Bernardino County on October 12, 2011, to serve a three-year, eight-month sentence for possession of a firearm by an ex-felon. This matter will be referred to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office for prosecution.
Of all offenders who have escaped from an adult institution, camp or community-based program since 1977, 98.7 percent have been apprehended.