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Offender Walks Away from Los Angeles Reentry Program

LOS ANGELES — California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) officials are looking for Johnny Woods, 52, who walked away from the Male Community Reentry Program (MCRP) facility in Los Angeles on Thursday, October 4, 2018.

An emergency search was conducted after being notified at approximately 7:45 p.m. this evening that Woods had departed the MCRP without authorization.

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 Woods.

Woods is 5 feet, 7 inches tall and weighs 209 pounds. He was received by CDCR from Los Angeles County on June 8, 2016, with a four-year sentence for second-degree robbery. Woods was transferred from Valley State Prison to the MCRP on August 14, 2018.

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

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.

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) 207-8085

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