Friday, June 30, 2017

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 on Thursday, June 29, 2017, was apprehended today.

Brandon Garcia, 36, was apprehended at approximately 12:50 p.m. Friday, June 30, 2017, on the northwest corner of 6th and Stafford in Los Angeles by agents from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) Special Service Unit.

He was taken into custody without incident and transported to California Institution for Men in Chino. This case will be referred to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office for possible prosecution.

Garcia 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 one year 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.

Garcia was admitted from Los Angeles County on November 16, 2016, to serve a two-year eight-month sentence for Burglary 1st and Vehicle Theft with Prior Vehicle Related Theft Convictions. He was scheduled to be released to probation in August 2017.

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

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