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Walk Away from Los Angeles Re-entry Program Apprehended

LOS ANGELES—The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) today announced that an inmate who walked away from a Los Angeles area re-entry program last Saturday has been apprehended.

Inmate Janathen Sufle was discovered missing in the early morning hours of May 28 after the facility’s staff was notified that his GPS device had been tampered with. Following a search of the facility, located in downtown Los Angeles, local law enforcement agencies were notified, as were agents from CDCR’s Office of Correctional Safety and its Fugitive Apprehension Team.  
Following surveillance of possible locations where Sufle may have fled, he was taken into custody without incident in the city of Compton on Wednesday, June 1.
Sufle was committed to CDCR from Los Angeles County on September 1, 2015 to serve a three year sentence for first degree burglary, and was scheduled to be released to parole supervision in September, 2016 due to credits earned for time spent in custody prior to sentencing and good behavior.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                            
June 3, 2016 
Contact: Bill Sessa           
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