LOS ANGELES — California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) special agents are looking for a state prison inmate who walked away from a Los Angeles re-entry facility yesterday.
Donta Baker, 22, was transferred from California Institution for Men to the Male Community Re-entry Program (MCRP) in Los Angeles County on Feb. 2. At approximately 5:20 p.m. on March 14, Baker walked out of the front door of the facility after testing positive for marijuana use. His GPS device was found in the facility.
An emergency count was conducted and notification was immediately made to local law enforcement agencies. Within minutes, CDCR’s Office of Correctional Safety dispatched agents to locate and apprehend Baker.
Baker, 22, is a black male with brown eyes and black hair. He is 6’1” and weighs 205 pounds.
Baker was admitted from Los Angeles County on Dec. 6, 2013, to serve a four-year sentence for grand theft exceeding $950. He was scheduled to be released to parole in mid-April 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. It 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 Baker or has any knowledge of his whereabouts should immediately contact law enforcement or call 911.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 15, 2016
CONTACT: Terry Thornton