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Offender Who Walked Away from Los Angeles Reentry Program Apprehended

CULVER CITY — A man who walked away from the Male Community Reentry Program (MCRP) in Los Angeles County on Monday, July 17, was apprehended Wednesday, July 19.CDCR #AZ9940

Damian T. Strong, 32, was taken into custody at approximately 11 a.m. yesterday in Culver City by officers from the Culver City Police Department. He was apprehended without incident and agents from the CDCR Special Service Unit transported him to California Institution for Men in Chino. The case will be referred to the Los Angeles County District Attorney.

Strong was received by CDCR from Los Angeles County on May 24, 2016, with a four-year six-month sentence for attempted carjacking with personal use of a dangerous or deadly weapon. Strong was transferred from California Men’s Colony to the MCRP on June 15, 2017. He was scheduled be released to parole supervision in June 2018.

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 one year 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.

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

July 20, 2017
Contact: Krissi Khokhobashvili
(916) 445-4950