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State Inmate Mistakenly Released From County Jail Apprehended

LOS ANGELES– The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) took inmate Larry Darnell Howard, 21, a state inmate who was mistakenly release from Los Angeles County Jail on April 17,
into custody after he was arrested by CDCR Special Service Unit agents on April 19.

Howard was apprehended at approximately 11 p.m. near his residence in Los Angeles. 

On April 20, 2012, at approximately 1 a.m. Howard was transported to California Institution for Men, pending transfer to Wasco State Prison-Reception Center to complete his Reception Center processing. 
Howard was received from Los Angeles County on January 5, 2012, to serve a two-year sentence for first-degree burglary. He was not scheduled to parole until November 2012.   

CDCR’s Special Service Unit (SSU) is charged with the apprehension of escapees. On April 15, SSU agents apprehended an inmate who had walked away from Alder Conservation Camp two days before. And on April 18, SSU agents apprehended a juvenile offender who had escaped from a Sacramento-area hospital the night before.

Of all offenders who have escaped from an adult institution, camp or community-based program since 1977, 98.7 percent have been apprehended.

April 20, 2012
Contact: Henry Cervantez
(661) 758-7029