LOS ANGELES — California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) officials are looking for an offender who walked away from a Los Angeles re-entry facility on Monday, Aug. 15.
Jeffrey Scott Pine, 47, was transferred from California Institution for Men to the Male Community Re-entry Program (MCRP) in Los Angeles County on July 5. After being notified at approximately 1:37 p.m. Aug. 15 that Pine’s GPS device had been tampered with, staff initiated an emergency search. Pine’s GPS device was found down the street from the facility.
Notification was immediately made to local law enforcement agencies. Within minutes, agents from CDCR’s Office of Correctional Safety were dispatched to locate and apprehend Pine.
Pine is a white male, bald, with green eyes. He is 5 feet, 11 inches tall and weighs 165 pounds.
Pine was admitted from Los Angeles County on June 8, 2015, to serve a three-year sentence for false impersonation. He was scheduled to be released to probation in October 2016.
The MCRP 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 men who have approximately 180 days left to serve. The program links offenders 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.
Anyone who sees Pine or has any knowledge of his whereabouts should immediately contact law enforcement or call 911.
Since 1977, 99 percent of all offenders who have left an adult institution, camp, or community-based program without permission have been apprehended.
For immediate release
Aug. 15, 2016
Contact: Krissi Khokhobashvili