LOS ANGELES — California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) officials are looking for Jaron Brown, 35, who walked away from the Male Community Reentry Program (MCRP) facility in Los Angeles on Thursday, March 26, 2020.
An emergency search was conducted after being notified at approximately 6:30 p.m. this evening that Brown 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 Brown.
Brown is a black male who is 6 feet, 5 inches tall and weighs 300 pounds. He was admitted from Los Angeles County on Oct. 2, 2019, with a three-year sentence for possession of a firearm by a felon. Brown was transferred from Wasco State Prison to the MCRP on Feb. 11, 2020. He was scheduled to be released to post release community supervision in September 2020
Anyone who sees Brown 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 1 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
March 26, 2020
Contact: Terri Hardy(916) 307-0180