LOS ANGELES — California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) officials announced this afternoon the apprehension of Miguel Jimenez, 37, who walked away from the Male Community Re-entry Program (MCRP) facility in Los Angeles on Saturday, Oct. 7.
Jimenez was arrested without incident in the Los Angeles area near the Greyhound Bus station by CDCR’s Special Service Unit agents at approximately 2:50 p.m. this afternoon. He was transported to California Institution for Men in Chino. The case will be referred to the Los Angeles County District Attorney.
On Saturday evening, Jimenez failed to return to the MCRP from an approved work pass, and it was discovered that his GPS device had been tampered with at around 8:24 p.m. Notification was immediately made to local law enforcement agencies, and agents from CDCR’s Office of Correctional Safety were dispatched to locate and apprehend Jimenez.
Jimenez was received by CDCR from Los Angeles County on June 27, 2014, with a five-year sentence for first degree burglary. Jimenez was transferred from the California Correctional Institution to the MCRP in July, and was scheduled to be released to parole in March 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.
Contact: Vicky Waters, (916) 201-4165