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Offender Who Walked Away from Los Angeles Re-entry Facility Apprehended

LOS ANGELES — A man who walked away from the Male Community Reentry Program (MCRP) in Los Angeles County on Tuesday, October 30, was apprehended today.

Moses Lewis, 21, was apprehended at approximately 2:20 p.m. Thursday, November 1, in Los Angeles by agents from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) Fugitive Apprehension Team.

He was taken into custody without incident and transported to California Institution for Men in Chino. This case will be referred to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office for consideration of escape charges.

Lewis was received by CDCR from Los Angeles County on October 18, 2017, to serve a two-year sentence for first-degree burglary, and transport/import of a controlled substance.

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.


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