LOS ANGELES — California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) officials are looking for Randy Rodriguez, 32, who walked away from the Male Community Reentry Program (MCRP) facility in Los Angeles on Sunday, January 20, 2019.
An emergency search was conducted after being notified at approximately 11:10 p.m. that Rodriguez removed his GPS device and left the program.
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 220 pounds. He was received by CDCR from Los Angeles County on November 8, 2017 with a four-year sentence for vehicle theft. Rodriguez was transferred from Calipatria State Prison (CAL) to the MCRP on November 29, 2018.
Anyone who sees Rodriguez 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.
Contact: (916) 207-8085