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Offender Who Walked Away from Los Angeles Reentry Program Apprehended

LOS ANGELES — An offender who walked away from the Male Community Reentry Program (MCRP) in Los Angeles County on Monday September 10, was apprehended Saturday, September 22.

David W. Roybal, 59, was taken into custody without incident yesterday at 6:22 a.m. in the West Hollywood area by deputies from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Agents from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (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’s Office for consideration of escape charges.

Roybal was received by CDCR from Los Angeles County on January 26, 2018, with a three-year sentence for receiving stolen property. Roybal was transferred from Wasco State Prison to the MCRP on June 6, 2018.

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 365 days 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.

OCS’s mission is to protect the public and serve CDCR investigative and security interests. OCS is the primary departmental link with allied law enforcement agencies and the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services.

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