LOS ANGELES — California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) officials are searching for Brandon T. Martin, an offender who walked away from the Male Community Reentry Program (MCRP) facility in Los Angeles on Monday, Aug. 19.
At approximately 1:30 p.m. it was determined that Martin had departed the MCRP without authorization and an emergency search was initiated. Within minutes agents from CDCR’s Office of Correctional Safety were dispatched to locate and apprehend Martin and notification was made to local law enforcement agencies.
Martin, 34, is 5 feet, 10 inches
tall and weighs 175 pounds. He was received by CDCR from
Los Angeles County on Feb. 8, 2019, with a two-year, eight-month sentence for
possession/owning a firearm by a felon or addict, and receiving stolen property. Martin arrived at the MCRP on July 18, 2019. He was scheduled to be released on probation on Sept. 4, 2020.
Anyone who sees Martin or has any knowledge of his whereabouts should immediately contact law enforcement or call 911.
The MCRP allows eligible offenders committed to state prison to serve the end of their sentences in the re-entry 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 one year 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 IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 19, 2019
Contact: (916) 445-4950