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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 Kent Garrett, 51, who walked away from the Male Community Reentry Program (MCRP) facility in Los Angeles on Friday, November 30, 2018.

An emergency search was conducted after being notified at approximately 4:45 p.m. this evening that Garrett 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 Garrett.

Garrett is 6 feet tall and weighs 241 pounds. He was received by CDCR from Los Angeles County on February 12, 2018, with a two-year, eight-month sentence for evading a peace officer. Garrett was transferred from Correctional Training Facility, Soledad, to the MCRP on August 23, 2018. He was scheduled to be released in June 2019.

Anyone who sees Garrett 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.

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. For MCRP, 100 percent of walkaways have been returned to state custody.


Contact: Quincy Whitt, (951) 488-7672

Garrett Kent