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Offender Who Walked Away from Los Angeles Re-entry Facility Apprehended Within Hours

LOS ANGELES — A man who walked away from the Male Community Re-entry Program (MCRP) in Los Angeles County on June 17 was apprehended within hours.

Alex Ramos, 27, was reported missing from the MCRP around 8 p.m. last Friday, after officers received a tamper alert for his GPS monitoring device. Staff immediately conducted a facility-wide count and could not locate Ramos. Local law enforcement was notified, and agents from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) Special Services Unit were dispatched to the area.

Ramos was apprehended at 2:52 a.m. June 18 in Los Angeles. He was taken into custody without incident and transported to the California Institution for Men in Chino.

The MCRP 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.

Ramos was received by CDCR on Oct. 2, 2014, from Los Angeles County to serve a four-year sentence for inflicting corporal injury on a spouse/cohabitant. He had been participating in MCRP since March 29.

Since 1977, 99 percent of all offenders who have left an adult institution, camp or community-based program without permission have been apprehended.

Contact: Krissi Khokhobashvili
(916) 445-4950