LONG BEACH — California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) officials are looking for Reynaldo Campana, Jr., an offender who walked away from the Male Community Reentry Program (MCRP) in Long Beach on Thursday, December 13.
An emergency search was conducted after CDCR was notified at 9:41 a.m. that Campana’s electronic monitoring device had been tampered with. Campana had been out on an approved day pass and his last known location was 1455 S. Atlantic Blvd. in the city of Commerce.
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 Campana.
Campana, 37, is 5 feet, 6 inches tall and weighs 190 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He was received by CDCR from Los Angeles County on March 29, 2018, with a three-year sentence for vehicle theft and evading a peace officer. He had been participating in MCRP since August 2018.
Anyone who sees Campana 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 12 months 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.