LOS ANGELES — A man who walked away from the Male Community Re-entry Program (MCRP) in Los Angeles County March 14 has been apprehended.
Donta Baker, 22, was apprehended March 25 in the city of Compton by Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department deputies working in cooperation with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) Special Service Unit.
Baker was taken into custody without incident and transported to the California Institution for Men in Chino.
Baker 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 120 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.
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.
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
March 28, 2016
CONTACT: Krissi Khokhobashvili
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