LOS ANGELES — California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) officials are looking for a state prison inmate who walked away from a Los Angeles re-entry facility on Tuesday, March 22.
Daniel Coronel, 38, was transferred from the California Institution for Men to the Male Community Re-entry Program (MCRP) in Los Angeles County on March 15. After being notified at approximately 8:20 p.m. that Coronel’s GPS device had been tampered with, MCRP staff initiated an emergency count and facility search. Coronel’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 Coronel.
Coronel is a Hispanic male with black hair and brown eyes. He is 5 feet, 6 inches tall and weighs 165 pounds.
Coronel was admitted from Los Angeles County on Oct. 5, 2015, to serve a two-year sentence for first-degree burglary. He was scheduled to be released to parole in May 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 Coronel or has any knowledge of his whereabouts should immediately contact law enforcement or call 911.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 23, 2016
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