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Offender Walks Away from Los Angeles Reentry Facility

LOS ANGELES — California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) officials are looking for Spencer Purdy, 42, who walked away from the Male Community Reentry Program (MCRP) facility in Los Angeles on Thursday, May 31.

An emergency search was conducted after being notified at approximately 7:35 p.m. that Purdy’s GPS device had been tampered with while in the program. Purdy’s GPS device was found in the restroom of the program.

Notification was immediately made to local law enforcement agencies. Within minutes, agents from CDCR’s Office of Correctional Safety were dispatched to locate and apprehend Purdy.

Purdy is 6 feet, 1 inch tall and weighs 184 pounds. He was received by CDCR from Los Angeles County on December 7, 2016 with a four-year sentence for attempted second degree robbery. Purdy was transferred from the California Correctional Institution (CCI) to the MCRP on May 29, 2018. He was scheduled to be released to parole in March 2019.

Anyone who sees Purdy or has any knowledge of his whereabouts should immediately contact law enforcement or call 911.

The MCRP allows eligible offenders committed to state prison to serve the end of their sentences in the reentry 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 10 months 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: (916) 445-4950

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