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Investigators Arrest Inmate who Walked Away from San Diego Reentry Facility

CARLSBAD — An offender who walked away from a Male Community Reentry Program (MCRP) in San Diego yesterday was apprehended this morning by California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Special Service Unit agents.

Larry Johnson, 51, was taken into custody at a hotel in Carlsbad at about 10:30 a.m. on Oct. 15 without incident. He will be transported and rehoused at Richard J Donovan Correctional Facility in San Diego.

MCRP staff were notified at around 10:30 p.m. on Oct. 14 that Johnson’s GPS device had been tampered with. He had last been seen that afternoon on an approved pass to attend work.

Johnson was received from San Diego County on April 22, 2019 with a four-year sentence for attempting to use the ID of another to obtain information, a second-strike offense. He was scheduled to be released to probation in May 2021.

The 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 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.


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