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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 Moses Lewis, 21, who walked away from the Male Community Reentry Program (MCRP) facility in Los Angeles on Tuesday, October 30, 2018.

An emergency search was conducted after being notified at approximately 10:00 p.m. that Lewis 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 Lewis.

Lewis is 5 feet, 7 inches tall and weighs 170 pounds. He was received by CDCR from Los Angeles County on October 18, 2017, with a two-year sentence for first-degree burglary, and transport/import of a controlled substance. Lewis was transferred from North Kern State Prison to the MCRP on
April 17, 2018.

Anyone who sees Lewis 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. For MCRP, 100 percent of walkaways have been returned to state custody.


Contact: (916) 445-4950

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