Thursday, July 28, 2016

Offender Who Walked Away from Los Angeles Reentry Facility Apprehended

LOS ANGELES — A man who walked away from the Male Community Reentry Program (MCRP) in Los Angeles County on July 23 was apprehended on July 25.

Jory M. Mixon, 29, was apprehended without incident in the city of Lynnwood with help from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Los Angeles Fugitive Apprehension Team, and agents from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) Special Services Unit. He was transported to the California Institution for Men in Chino.

Mixon had been participating in the MCRP, which allows eligible offenders committed to state prison to serve the end of their sentences in the reentry 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 180 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.

Mixon was admitted from Los Angeles County on March 25, 2015, to serve a two-year, eight month sentence for evading peace officers while driving recklessly. He was scheduled to be released to probation in September 2016.

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               
July 28, 2016   

Contact: Krissi Khokhobashvili
(916) 445-4950

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Offender Walks Away from Los Angeles Reentry Facility

LOS ANGELES — California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) officials are looking for Shane McCain, 40, who walked away from Los Angeles reentry facility on Wednesday, July 27.

McCain was transferred from the California Institution for Men to the Male Community Re-entry Program (MCRP) in Los Angeles County on July 27, 2016. Shortly after, at approximately 7 p.m., McCain was seen jumping over the fence and fleeing the facility.  McCain’s GPS device was found in one of the rooms at the facility during a search.

Local law enforcement agencies were notified immediately. Within minutes, agents from CDCR’s Office of Correctional Safety were dispatched to locate and apprehend McCain.

McCain is a White male with strawberry blonde hair and blue eyes. He is 6 feet, 2 inches tall and weighs 180 pounds.  He was admitted from Los Angeles County on November 17, 2015, to serve a three-year sentence for possession of a nunchaku and assault with bodily injury. He was scheduled to be released to probation in October, 2016.

The MCRP allows eligible state prison inmates 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 inmates 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 McCain 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
July 28, 2016   

CONTACT: Bill Sessa
(916) 445-4950
                                                        
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Monday, July 25, 2016

Offender Walks Away from Los Angeles Re-entry Facility

LOS ANGELES — California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) officials are looking for Jory M. Mixon, 29, who walked away from a Male Community Re-entry Program (MCRP) facility in Los Angeles on Saturday, July 23. The MCRP is near the corner of 6th and Alvarado in the Rampart area.

After being notified at approximately 6:55 p.m. that Mixon’s GPS device had been manipulated, MCRP staff initiated an emergency count and facility search.  They discovered Mixon’s GPS monitor had been discarded and Mixon was missing.

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 the walkaway.

Mixon is a Hispanic male with black hair and brown eyes. He is 5 feet, 10 inches tall and weighs 230 pounds.

Mixon was admitted from Los Angeles County on March 25, 2015, to serve a 2-year, 8 month sentence for Evading a Peace Officer while driving recklessly. Mixon was transferred from the California Institution for Men to the MCRP on May 19, 2016.   He was scheduled to be released to probation in September 2016. 

The MCRP allows eligible inmates 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. The MCRP is a voluntary program for male inmates who have approximately 120 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 Mixon or has any knowledge of his whereabouts should immediately contact law enforcement or call 911.

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


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JULY 25, 2016

CONTACT: Luis Patino
(916) 445-4950
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Friday, July 22, 2016

Inmate Death at Kern Valley State Prison Being Investigated as a Homicide

DELANO – Officials at Kern Valley State Prison (KVSP) are investigating the death of an inmate as a homicide.

Inmate Jason M. Christner, 39, was found unresponsive in his cell at approximately 8:01 p.m. on Thursday, July 21, 2016. KVSP staff immediately began lifesaving measures and an ambulance was called. Christner succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at 8:22 p.m. His next-of-kin has been notified.

Christner was received by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) on November 2, 2011, from Yuba County to serve a two-year sentence for burglary. Several in-custody convictions during his incarceration led to his retention and include battery on a non-prisoner, assault by a prisoner with a deadly weapon likely to cause great bodily injury and possession of a deadly weapon by a prisoner.

Prison officials have named Christner’s cellmate, Joseph D. Dorsey, 31, as a suspect. Dorsey was received by CDCR from Riverside County on September 13, 2013, to serve a 56-year-to-life sentence for first-degree murder.

Dorsey has been placed in the Administrative Segregation Unit pending the investigation by KVSP, the Kern County Coroner and the Kern County District Attorney. The Office of the Inspector General was notified.

KVSP opened in 2005 and houses 3,946 minimum-, medium-, maximum- and high-security custody inmates. KVSP offers academic classes and vocational programs and employs approximately 1,800 people. For more information, visit www.cdcr.ca.gov.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JULY 22, 2016   

CONTACT: LT. MICHAEL BETZINGER (661) 721-6314

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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Parole Agents and Police Turn up the Temperature on Fugitives and Gang Members in “Operation Heat”

7 parolees - 4 of them fugitives - arrested; drugs, weapons, ammo confiscated

(Fresno) - Parole Special Agents and Correctional Officers from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) from Fresno and Tulare counties, along with partners from the Fresno Police Department (FPD), joined forces today to apprehend parolees-at-large in the Fresno area. The sweep, entitled “Operation Heat,” resulted in the arrest of seven parolees, four of whom were parolees-at-large. Agents and officers also confiscated one rifle, body armor, ammunition, heroin and drug paraphernalia. 

“Operation Heat allows us to work collaboratively with a strong coalition of agencies to proactively identify suspects, apprehend fugitives and stop criminal activity in its tracks,” said Ralph Piercy, District Administrator for CDCR’s Division of Adult Parole Operations (DAPO). “We are thankful to all our partners for helping us make our communities safer.”

The combined forces gathered intelligence on local gang affiliates by conducting field interviews, and photographing members and associates of known street gangs. This intelligence will be used for future investigations. There were no altercations, and all staff is accounted for and safe.  

In all, 55 personnel were involved from various law enforcement agencies including CDCR’s Division of Adult Parole Operation’s California Parole Apprehension Team (CPAT), the Fugitive Apprehension Team (FAT) and Correctional Officers who are members of the crisis teams at Avenal and Pleasant Valley State Prisons. They were assisted by the FPD’s Career Criminal Auto Theft Team, the Metro Tactical Team, and Violent Crime Impact Teams from the Southwest, Southeast, Northwest and Northeast divisions.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JULY 21, 2016   

CONTACT: LUIS PATIÑO 
(916) 445-4950
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Monday, July 18, 2016

Inmate Walk-Away From Baseline Conservation Camp Apprehended

Los Angeles, CA – California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) special agents apprehended inmate Daniel Perez, 34, Monday morning, approximately eight days after he was discovered missing from the minimum security Baseline Conservation Camp in Jamestown, Tuolumne County.

Perez, 34, was taken into custody at 11:30 am in Rosemead, Los Angeles County, by CDCR Special Service Units without incident.  Perez walked away from Baseline camp sometime after a routine security check at 10:30 pm, Sunday July 10, 2016. 


Perez was committed to CDCR for a 12 year sentence, for first-degree burglary.  He was scheduled to be released in November 11, 2019. Perez was returned to the California Institution for Men in Chino.  His case will be referred to the Tuolumne County District Attorney for prosecution on escape charges.


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                           
July 18, 2016

Contact:  Lt. C. Acosta                                        
(209) 984-529/5499

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Monday, July 11, 2016

Inmate Death at Calipatria State Prison Being Investigated as a Homicide

CALIPATRIA – Officials at Calipatria State Prison are investigating the death of an inmate that occurred on Sunday as a homicide.

On July 10 at 10:08 a.m., 22 inmates began fighting in two separate areas on the Facility C maximum-security general population yard. Correctional officers responded and nearly all of the inmates complied with their verbal orders to get down. However, two inmates stabbed a third inmate. The attackers complied with officers’ orders to stop and staff used no force to quell the incident.

Officers recovered four inmate-made weapons.

Staff immediately transported the inmate victim to the prison’s medical facility. He was later taken by ambulance to an outside hospital for treatment of several puncture wounds to his abdomen, chest, head and back. The inmate was pronounced deceased at 11 a.m.

His name is being withheld pending next-of-kin notification. He was 54 years old and had been in prison since January 17, 1989, serving a life-with-the-possibility-of-parole sentence from Los Angeles County for first-degree murder and second-degree robbery with the use of a firearm.

No staff were injured, but one another inmate suffered puncture wounds in his back during the incident. He was airlifted to a local hospital for treatment and is expected to recover.

The injured inmate is 25 years old and was admitted from Los Angeles County on February 26, 2015, to serve 34 years for attempted murder.

Calipatria State Prison’s Investigative Services Unit is identifying the suspects in the attack and conducting the investigation. The Imperial Valley District Attorney’s Office is also assisting with the investigation.

Calipatria State Prison opened in 1992. The prison houses 3,786 minimum- and maximum-security inmates. The prison offers academic classes and vocational programs and employs 1,047 people. For more information, visit www.cdcr.ca.gov.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 11, 2016

CONTACT: LT. EVERARDO SILVO, (760) 348-6002
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Inmate Walks Away from Baseline Conservation Camp


JAMESTOWN, CA – California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) officials are looking for a minimum-security inmate who walked away from the Baseline Conservation Camp, located near the community of Jamestown in Tuolumne County. 

Inmate Daniel Perez, 34, was last seen in his assigned dorm on Sunday, July 10, 2016, at approximately 10:30 p.m. during a routine security check.  Camp staff searched the inmate dormitory area, surrounding buildings and the camp perimeter after he was discovered missing.  All local law enforcement agencies and the California Highway Patrol have been notified and are assisting in the search for Perez. Apprehension efforts are continuing. 

Perez is described as a Hispanic male (medium/light brown complexion), 5’10”, 187 pounds, with a shaved head and brown eyes. Perez was committed to CDCR from Los Angeles County to serve a  12-year sentence for first-degree burglary. He was scheduled to be released in November 2019.  


Anyone knowing the location of Perez or having other relevant information is asked to contact the Baseline Conservation Camp commander at (209) 984-4464, or the Sierra Conservation Center watch commander at (209) 984-5291, extension 5439.








FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 11, 2016


CONTACT: Lt. D. Fish 
 (209) 984-4464


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Thursday, July 7, 2016

Inmate Death at California State Prison-Sacramento Being Investigated as a Homicide

SACRAMENTO – Officials at California State Prison-Sacramento (CSP-SAC) are investigating the fatal stabbing of an inmate on C Facility, one of three maximum security facilities at the prison.  Two inmates have been identified as alleged homicide suspects in the attack.  Program activities on C Facility are temporarily suspended to facilitate the investigation.

Inmate Humberto Torres, 33 years old, was stabbed multiple times at 1:30 pm Thursday afternoon and was pronounced dead at 1:56 pm.  Torres was received from Lake County on January 26, 2000 and was serving a 25-year- to-life sentence for second-degree murder with a firearm.  He had been an inmate at CSP-SAC since June 18, 2015.

Prison officials have named inmates Rudy De Lossantos, 38 years old, and Michael Robles, 33, as suspects.

De Lossantos is serving a 25-years-to-life sentence for first-degree murder and was received from Orange County on November 1, 2006 and has been an inmate at CSP-SAC since May 27, 2015.

Robles is serving a 200-year-to-life sentence for second-degree murder and was received from Riverside County on February 25, 2005 and has been an inmate at CSP- Sac since May 24, 2013.

Prison officials used six rounds of 40 mm rubber bullets, two blast dispersion grenades and OC pepper spray to disrupt the attack, after which a stabbing instrument was discovered.

Three correctional officers were taken to an area hospital for minor injuries suffered during the incident.  

Opened in 1986, CSP-SAC is located adjacent to Folsom State Prison.  It was first known as New Folsom until its name was changed in 1992.  CSP-SAC is a Level IV maximum security prison housing 1,204 inmates serving long sentences or who have been management problems at other prisons.  CSP-SAC also houses inmates requiring specialized mental health programming and inmates with high risk medical concerns. The prison offers rehabilitative opportunities through work assignments, vocational training, self-help programming, and educational opportunities and employs 999 staff.
For more information, visit www.cdcr.ca.gov.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JULY 7, 2016

CONTACT:  LT. TONY QUINN: (916) 294-3012
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