LOS ANGELES — California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) officials are looking for David Rodriguez, 24, who walked away from the Male Community Reentry Program (MCRP) facility in Los Angeles on Wednesday, October 24, 2018.
An emergency search was conducted after being notified at approximately 12:55 a.m. this morning that Rodriguez 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 Rodriguez.
Rodriguez is 5 feet, 9 inches tall and weighs 146 pounds. He was received by CDCR from Los Angeles County on November 16, 2017, with a two-year, eight-month sentence for second-degree burglary of a vehicle. Rodriguez was transferred from Wasco State Prison Reception Center to the MCRP on May 7, 2018. He was scheduled to be released to parole supervision on February 19, 2019.
Anyone who sees Rodriguez 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 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 1 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.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 24, 2018
CONTACT: Quincy Whitt